Byline: By JUDY WAGNER

My Turn: The color of thirst

7/27/22

It rained the other day, thank the heavens above. Grass was crisping; even the tomatoes show signs of stress. Porch plants need extra watering with...

I am resisting spring this year. Usually, it is my favorite time of year — the slow, shy, sometimes elusive reawakening of the earth fills me with...

My Turn: The fog of war

4/7/22

Some mornings over the past few weeks I have looked out the window to see cloud-thick mist spread across the landscape. It is impossible to see the...

Sometimes the birds seem to fly in the wrong direction. A couple of weeks ago I heard geese overhead only to look up and see them flying south. A...

The trees know. Despite the deep freezes of past weeks, I notice dark rings forming around the larger tree trunks. The birch stems, rising from the...

My Turn: New year, old worries     

1/26/22

This one is for Robert. It’s a new year. The first month is nearly over. It’s been gray and extra cold; while we might long for brightening days...

The moonlight was so bright I thought there was new snow on the grass and the shed roof. As often on these long pandemic nights, if I wake and...

My Turn: It’s up to us now

12/8/21

The days continue to shorten. The sun appears later and disappears earlier each day for at least a few more weeks. The landscape has become...

In October our environmental reading group reviewed a summary of the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report — its sixth report...

My Turn: This is the moment

1/26/21

Quick! Before another crazy thing happens, let’s take stock. On Jan. 1, we thought we could stride across the threshold into 2021 and leave behind...

My Turn: Melting     

1/3/21

These past weeks since Nov. 3 feel like a period of suspended animation. As if we fell into a deep crevasse inside a glacier, we are caught between...

My Turn: Is it possible?

11/1/20

This time of year is hard, I find. Despite our family celebrating three birthdays in October, and enjoying the moments of glorious color...



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