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Feathers, Snow & Sorrow

Posted by Angela Cannon-Crothers on February 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Feathers, Snow, and Sorrow

Outside with Angie

“Those who dwell…..among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth, are never alone or weary of life.” -Rachel Carson

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Nature is a constant reminder that there is a Spirit of Life that continues on beyond the doings of man. It’s not difficult to connect to, even if you can’t get outdoors, there are always the birds. A winter feeder or two, with plenty of black oil sunflower seeds, a suet bloc...

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The Deep Under-the-Green

Posted by Angela Cannon-Crothers on February 13, 2013 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Deep Under-the-green

Miracle of miracles. The landscape is awakening; the first killdeer are heard piping, spring peepers are ringing, rivulets of water are running and an emerald gleam is rising. I’m eager to go forage for the first feasts of spring: wild leeks to add to soups, dandelion and garlic mustard for vivid green pesto, fresh plucked fiddlehead ferns to steam with butter and if luck has it, a discovery of elusive morel mushrooms to devour.

It’s easy this ...

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The Remains of November

Posted by Angela Cannon-Crothers on November 23, 2011 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

There is a simple grace to the elemental, stark feel of a November day that my spirit feels drawn to lately. The dark denim sky, treebranches stretched like dancer’s arms, the somber color of fallen oak leaves scatteredunder low lighting beg me to answer solitude with solitude, to nestle in, tofind rest. We’ve had snow twice this season up in the hills, once enough tostick and hang heavy in the trees like a winter wonderland. Then the weather warmed again into the 6...

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All My Relations

Posted by Angela Cannon-Crothers on October 29, 2011 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

All My Relations – A Halloween Story in Two Parts

If you want to see wildlife the best place to go isn’t thewoods but rather, the road. On one morning commute to Canandaigua I see Skunkdressed up with a Mohawk along the center line, her musky odoriferous smoggreeting me a mile before I ever encounter her body. I count Raccoon(squished), Doe (roadside), Squirrel dead center in my lane and someone elsetotally unrecognizable in a pile of blood and guts as I zoom by at a speed ...

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September Strands

Posted by Angela Cannon-Crothers on October 29, 2011 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Outside with Angie -- September Strands

September is spider webs. Every morning long silver strandsreach from roof edge to doorway; perfectly designed nets are strung across theporch railings and in the woods small discs shimmer between tree branches. Themost active and talented webmakers this time of year are the orb weavingArgiope, or garden spider-- a large yellow and black spider whose females growthree to five inches in length. Each night the Argiope devours all strands ofher spira...

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How to Savor the Last Dregs of Summer

Posted by Angela Cannon-Crothers on October 29, 2011 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

How to Savor the last dregsof Summer (and lick the pan clean):

1.       When you first notice the sun’s azimuth growing lower adjust the brim of your hat tomatch the angle of light and ignore it.

2.       Although you may ignore the fact that summer is getting hotter, weather everywhere moresevere, and climate change is happening…lower your carbon footstep anyway: hangout the laundry, bring reusable bags to th...

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