Summer is officially here, and we’re thrilled to have cool water here in the neighborhood. It’s cool, man. Real cool.
Yes, I know the title has a double negative in it. And yes, I know double negatives are usually confusing to the reader. But there’s a really good reason for it. It has to do with turtles. Longtime readers of … Continued
I love walking in winter. Some people might find the winter landscape to be dreary, stark or cold. But, if you know where to look, you can still find magic. Look there. Is that just a hollow tree? Or is … Continued
Excuse me while I use a big word. Crepuscular. That’s the word for animals that are active at twilight. Like rabbits. When my oldest was little, she hated being confined in a stroller. So instead of saying we were going … Continued
The showiness of summer flowers is long gone, and the flamboyance of fall leaves has faded away. That leaves us with the winter landscape. In this world of bare limbs and gray skies, red stands out. It’s just that bright … Continued
There are deer in my neighborhood, but they usually stick to the swampy, wooded areas — the wild strips of land that still exist this close to the city. They rarely come close to my house. Except in December. Then … Continued
The week after Halloween is always the saddest week at the curb. All the streets in the neighborhood are lined with discarded Jack-o-lanterns. Some are funny. Some are strange. But mostly, they’re just old and tired and sad. The week … Continued