Nothing makes me happier than nature and being outdoors. When I have free time, you can usually find me watching the birds at the feeder, taking a walk around the yard, or tending to my garden in the summer. We live on seven acres that include a pond and woods and we are surrounded by farm fields. This is a record of the sights and sounds of nature around me.

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Wiiinndyyy

March 2, 2021
Time: 7:40am Temp: 26F Wind: SW 15-20 Sky: Sunny The wind is really blowing this morning, picking up that inch of light snow from yesterday and erasing my footprints in the field portion of my trek from each previous lap, as though I was never there. Walking in the cold desert. Still, the cardina...
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  • Colder
    March 1, 2021
    Time: 7:40am Temp: 13F Wind: N 5-10 Sky: Sunny Received an inch or so overnight and I convinced honey not to snowblow since the temps will be in the 40-50s this week. Truth is, I didn't want him to ruin the empty canvas just waiting for new tracks. And I didn't want to inhale exhaust…
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  • Pearls of Ice
    February 28, 2021
    Time: 2:30pm Temp: 28F Wind: W 10-15mph Sky: Sunny Well, I was right. No snow overnight. Just some light rain until noon and then the skies cleared. Now, if I lived 75 miles further north, I would have been dumped with 7" of the white stuff. Not that I would ever live north of the…
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  • One Year Ago
    February 28, 2021
    Taking a side trip from the usual¬† nature diary to reflect on how life changed one year ago. One year ago, all I smelled was that funky odor of old gym clothes. Everywhere. Home. Work. Car. I rewashed all my clean clothes. No change. A few days later I had a horrendous headache. It lasted…
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  • Warmer
    February 27, 2021
    Time: 1:30pm Temp: 43F Wind: Calm Sky: Partly Sunny The snow has diminished to half what we had last weekend. More expected overnight, but we'll see. My hunch is it will be rain, but I'm no meteorologist. I read about snow fleas and went in search of them, with no luck. But it was still…
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  • Two Days
    February 26, 2021
    Time: 7:25am Temp: 29F Wind: S 15-20 Sky: Sunny I didn't have time or energy to post yesterday. Temp was 23F, wind calm, sky Sunny. I'm not noticing anything new on my walks. A pair of purple finches visited the feeder yesterday. I haven't them since late fall. Probably wintering in the tropics o...
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  • I Got Nothin’
    February 24, 2021
    Time: 7:45am Temp: 32F Wind: N 5-10? Sky: Partly Cloudy with dense clouds moving in Our weather station must be iced up. There was no wind speed indicated, so I went out without my hood on. Mistake. There is a stiff breeze from the north. The snow crunches under my boots now from the crust…
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  • Possum?
    February 23, 2021
    Time: 7:40am Temp: 30F Wind:. W Light Sky: Partly to mostly cloudy The creatures were celebrating the warm weather this morning: blue jays, crows, nuthatch, cardinals, chickadees, woodpeckers all singing and calling. The sun was warm on my face as I walked east. It is 55 degrees warmer today than...
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  • Another Day
    February 22, 2021
    Time: 7:45am Temp: 26F Wind: S 8 Sky: Partly Cloudy We ended up with 4" of fluffy, sparkling snow. I guess that's alright, as it was getting pretty ugly and dirty. The snowblower was going for the entirety of my walk so the noise and gas fumes made it for an unplOne rabbit last night.…
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  • Not Motivated
    February 21, 2021
    Time: 5:25pm Temp: 26F Wind: Calm Sky: Snow It's been snowing most of the day, nothing heavy, maybe 2" of the fluffy stuff.¬† On my way to the grocery this morning I noticed a bird soaring just above the treetops and made a mental note to look it up when I got home. As luck…
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