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Milkweed: Seeds in a Pod

November 13, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Nestled snugly And bedded on silken strands A subtle pop of pod And coppery seeds explode Lifted aloft by currents Swirling glittery filaments Floating on silvery threads To distant gardens and groves The dormant seeds take flight In autumn’s sky blue weather A gardener gathers some pods For the silent burst waiting inside
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Aguan, Thank You

June 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
A friend, Aguan, sent a plant, barely beginning to bloom, in a lovely pot. Its leaves arch out, framing the blooms with their slender curves. The blooms are orange and yellow, cup-like shapes holding the delicate stamens. So far, three blooms are opening. four more to go.
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Goldfinches in Copake, NY

June 21, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
All that is gold may glitter. True enough for the goldfinches in Copake, NY. From high wires to bird feeders, they brighten their surroundings luminously. The male goldfinch is the lemon-colored one; but the female has lovely shades of taupe. The yellow, black and white colors of the male create a beautiful palette, and their orange beaks add a fin...
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Copake's Birds of a Feather

June 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Feeders attract. Birds swarm in and swarm out, snatching and ingesting the seeds that fill the feeders. Young sparrows fly from the branches of bushes to grab their fill. Male cardinals tarry a while to show off their brilliant plumage. Red bellied woodpeckers throw back their heads to swallow their seeds. Other birds - red breasted grosbeak, finch...
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Geese and Goslings

May 22, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
By the pond they wander, geese and goslings. Their honks sound like "ruff, ruff." With goslings in tow, the geese head across the grass and wade into the pond. There they swim ever so gracefully past the bordering phragmites. One goose stands off by itself, perhaps a monitor looking for strays and calling all to join the gathering..
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