Tag Archives: spring

schlepping season

It’s been over a month since I posted an entry on the blog. Welcome to spring in academia–and the garden. There is,  as one of our local NPR hosts says, “a lot to talk about.” The first robins and red-winged … Continue reading

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easter egg hunt

If we were to have an Easter egg hunt today, it would have to be–yes, wait for it… … in the snow! Sigh. The ground was almost all bare last evening. This morning I woke up and was quite confused … Continue reading

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how now brown ground

We had a few days of real spring earlier this week. Now we’re back to that instability of early spring where the weather changes every 5.2 minutes. And it’s colder. And it snowed sideways last evening. Sigh. The good news … Continue reading

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bunnies, chipmunks, and turkeys, oh my

It’s April first.  There is  s t i l l  snow on the ground–and not inconsequential amounts.  But signs of spring continue. The robins showed up two weekends ago.  The latest arrivals: bunnies, chipmunks, and turkeys. They aren’t actually arrivals.  … Continue reading

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spring birds

The first robins showed up two weekends ago.  There are big flocks all over the place these days.  Meant to write about them then.  Oh well.  I heard red-winged blackbirds a few days ago, but didn’t see them until this … Continue reading

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orange and green: the colors of spring’s sports team?

The countryside and suburbia look so different from just two weeks ago.  The two mini heat waves followed by several days of solid rain have meant that everything is greening up.  Lawns are bright spring green, a color that usually … Continue reading

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april, gardening, and compost queen(s)

April is a tough month for academics.  (Witness the gap in the blog of late.)  It’s the end of the semester and the end of the academic year.  Needless to say, we’re all ready for summer.  But there are countless … Continue reading

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