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Year of The Rabbit

It is the Year of the Rabbit! My tomatoes are in trouble and I haven’t even planted them! Rabbits are running all over my back yard. And that’s because the rabbit population in these parts has exploded since the pandemic. … Continue reading

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A Very Nice Valentine’s Day

Recently, I’ve been helping take care of my elderly Dad who is getting over a little illness. Despite his age and not feeling 100% he still is true to himself. Even if he forgot it is Valentine’s Day! When I … Continue reading

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The Return of Winter Evenings

Winter has returned. It was touch and go for most of January but wintry real deal has finally showed up. Late in the night, with my cat, I watched the snow coming down in the still and quiet. Roused from … Continue reading

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Christmas Week

Christmas week just ain’t what it used to be. And that’s largely because I used to be a child and now, I’m a semi-old guy. My sell by date is long gone but my episodes of being fresh to various … Continue reading

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Too Cold for Softy

Too Cold for Softy! That was today’s weather report.  I did not get the report from the radio or internet. Instead, I got it from Quiet Rustle, my cat and weather reporter extraordinaire. Each morning my wife and I enjoy … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Excitement!!!

It’s early Monday morning and I’m sipping coffee and looking out the window at the November scene outside.  The trees are mostly bare and the leaves are down. Earlier, I went out in my bathrobe to feed the birds and … Continue reading

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October Nights

October nights when the wind is high and clouds scud by the moon Quiet Rustle and I think twice before peeking through the blinds to find out who scratches at our window while the wind is high and the clouds … Continue reading

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September Tomato Report

It was not a good summer for tomatoes. The verdant promise of May and June wilted during the drought of July and August. And while I watered faithfully, output plummeted during the dry spell. Now that we’ve enjoyed normal September … Continue reading

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Hot August Tomato Report

The first few weeks of August are usually rainy.  I can attest to this because every summer since childhood, I go out late on August evenings to witness the Perseid meteor shower.  It is best to go out after midnight … Continue reading

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July Tomato Report Part 2

There’s a lot of terrible stuff going on in the world these days: the war in the Ukraine, social injustice, and problems with the environment.  But,  in this little patch of the world we call home I can find a … Continue reading

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