Holiday Goodies

A Merry Christmas to All Here's a few treats for you to make the Season bright.  Enjoy this beautifully told tale of friendship, gifts and shared holidays: My Christmas message at Clearwell's blog bears repeating here, if you can forgive the pun. Please watch this sweetly beautiful animated tale of Bear & Hare, dear friends who have …

Wild Turkeys!

Here are the ones that got away, wily iridescent birds that appear and disappear as if by magic, who live near you but you may never see. As you enjoy that roasted fattened bird today, raise a toast to their ancestor, who, according to Benjamin Franklin, should have been our national bird. Behold Meleagris gallopavo silvanus, the …

Today the Sun Stands Still

Summer Solstice Today is the day all these giddy glorious spring days have been leading up to, the Longest Day. It's the day all those bird-serenaded dawns that lured you from your bed at a ridiculous hour have been heralding. Longest day, and shortest night. And so begins the lengthening nights, at first just seconds longer, …