SPRING HAS SPRUNG, THE GRASS HAS RIZ – Marilyn Armstrong

BUT I KNOW WHERE THE FLOWERS IS ... Today is the day. The very first day of Spring 2020. The technical beginning of spring, though having not had much of a winter, it's been fairly springlike since last December. The birdies are blooming in breeding colors. There are crocuses in the garden and shoots for … Continue reading SPRING HAS SPRUNG, THE GRASS HAS RIZ – Marilyn Armstrong

DEFINITELY OFF OUR FEED – Marilyn Armstrong

The pictures from last night look just like the pictures from the day before. Apparently every night, a conga line of raccoons take over the back deck. You can see the flying squirrels, but they seem to glide in from the woods and they don't trigger the motion sensor because they are behind the feeder … Continue reading DEFINITELY OFF OUR FEED – Marilyn Armstrong

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT – Marilyn Armstrong

In the end, Owen bought an inexpensive trail camera for the back deck. It arrived yesterday and we set it up on a tripod. This morning, I put the chip in the computer and we had 137 pictures of our woodland creatures. They arrived in three waves. The flying squirrels showed up first, at around … Continue reading ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT – Marilyn Armstrong

THE END OF THE WAR ON THE POND – Marilyn Armstrong

And when the nest-building and love-making are done, as the long spring afternoon stretches ahead, Mr. Mute-Swan stretches his wings and heads over to the other side of the pond to harass the demon Geese who stole his nest. No matter that he has built a new nest and it is a fine nest. "Never … Continue reading THE END OF THE WAR ON THE POND – Marilyn Armstrong

WINTER BLUES – SWO8 BLUES JAZZ AND WINTER IN NEW ENGLAND – Marilyn Armstrong

JANUARY! WE'VE GOT THE WINTER BLUES! First published Feb 15, 2015 - YouTube My collaborator, Leslie Martel of swo8 Blues Jazz did the work. She composed the music and wrote the words. She also put the video together. Posted it to YouTube. I think that's all the work. I merely supplied photographs. It hasn't been a … Continue reading WINTER BLUES – SWO8 BLUES JAZZ AND WINTER IN NEW ENGLAND – Marilyn Armstrong