Spring flowers
autumn moon
summer breezes
winter snow:

With mind uncluttered
·  this is  ·
the finest season!

-Wúmén Huìkāi

Some like it hot

From the old schoolhouse across the river…

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Snow Man

The Snow Man

by Wallace Stevens

One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces […]


The last snow of winter (to be followed in short order by the first of spring) falls on warm ground, compressing the usual pastel rainbow to just a couple of hues:

oak leaf and asphalt

oak leaf and brick

oak leaf and asphalt

deer leavings



Avalanche of dougnuts

Mmm, snonuts!

See the heat

High-tech tools and toys are not the subject matter of this blog. Our focus here is on appreciation and conservation—stewardship and enjoyment—of nature in general, and these 88 (usually) submerged acres and their riparian and littoral surroundings in particular.

They are, however, not unconnected. […]