Wish me luck — I’m into the pond

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As you read this I’m cleaning out the muck in the pond. (That’s if you’re reading it in the morning US Eastern Time.) It’s a job I both dread and look forward to. It means the start of pond season … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 26 – It’s all about the weather

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We have had unseasonably warm weather for a while. Some days it is more than 20 degrees above normal. It affects a lot of things. Here is a random collection. Happy (horny?) frogs – They came out of hibernation early. In the above picture, … Continue reading

The fall changes and abstract thoughts

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I’m not ready! Summer was too short. And too hot! There is a change in the air. It’s warm but it gets dark earlier and there is a chill in the morning air. Everything knows it – animals, people, and … Continue reading

The problem with overachieving

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Ponds are fun. Frogs, water lilies, and fish – what’s not to like? There are a few chores. Most involve cleaning in the spring and prepping for winter in the fall. In between I backwash the filter weekly (about 5 … Continue reading

Another perfect day in paradise – odds and ends

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That’s the opening I use when emailing working friends. They don’t like it much. The truth is that any day you wake up is a good day no matter what the weather is. Remember all spring when I talked about … Continue reading

Summer Solstice Odds and Ends – dreams, conga lines and general silliness

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I love summer. The solstice is exciting. To celebrate I sang my favorite summer song to the beloved husband. It was off-key and the paragraphs were mixed up but the words were all there. I can’t remember what I ate … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 5 – Sex, exercise, hearing, nature, politics

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This is self-explanatory, isn’t it? — Gotta love them! Yes, that’s my pond! Yes, they need the sex talk. There is such a thing as too much exercise – I took a day off from my gym this week. We continue … Continue reading