Tag Archives: nature

Good for the Soul

I am trying to improve my noticing skills and I am also meant to be taking more exercise. The noticing will be helpful for writing and for coaching, and the exercise will be helpful for life. Walking is easier, I … Continue reading

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Garden in close up

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Intrigue in the Garden

Pegotty’s pond has tadpoles and one frog. My pond has only one frog, who I am choosing to believe is the neighborhood Casanova, offering what might be described as a hop on-hop off service. Certainly, his beautiful green jaw and … Continue reading

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A hedgerow makes the headline

I am debuting a new banner for the Blarney blog. The photo above replaces one of an Irish letter box taken in Navan, Co. Meath several years ago. The new banner features a hedgerow in Carnlough, Co. Antrim, snapped last week on a day-trip to the … Continue reading

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Baby Overboard

Hansel was wheeling his first barrow-load of dirt of the long weekend when he discovered the baby bird. The fledgling blue jay was cowering beside the recycling bin, too young to fly away. That explains the scream (surely their collective … Continue reading

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Almost worth the walk

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A little night music

One of the best things about this part of Puerto Rico is the night orchestra. When the wind blows through the palm trees, it sounds like heavy rain. The tree frogs have a lot to say for themselves and, although … Continue reading

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Sunday in stout walking boots—oh, and the Snug Harbor Inn

It was all very “seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness” last Sunday in Itchy Ankle. A beautiful day. The Cackler, of course, had sprung out of bed and put the coffee on shortly after sparrow fart, and so by the … Continue reading

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