Monthly Archives: June 2009

Rain in the Desert

It’s been very dry here lately, and the vegetation was looking alarmingly brown. All last week the forecasters kept promising rain (at least a slight chance) and cooler temperatures toward the end of the week, but it continued dry, with … Continue reading

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Listening for Brown Thrashers

About a month ago, as I was driving to Troy, Alabama, for a Rotary meeting, I happened to catch the tail end of the program Living on Earth on Troy public radio station WTSU. The segment I heard was called … Continue reading

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One Mystery Solved

In an earlier post, I wrote about the mysterious two-story “watchtower” in front of a house under construction nearby. (Actually “in front of” may be misleading. The property is on a bluff overlooking Mobile Bay, so the bay side is … Continue reading

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Walking and Listening

This post has been gestating for an entire month, since Mother’s Day (May 10), when I made an impulse purchase that has had repercussions related to my walking experience. The fact that the purchase was made specifically for walking only … Continue reading

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Walking and Wishing

Gardenias are in bloom here in Fairhope. I love the smell of gardenias, and every one I pass makes me nostalgic about the house we briefly owned in Atlanta. We lived in that house only eight months, so were there … Continue reading

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