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Seasonal Selection

2018-10-10T15:11:21+00:00

  By Laura Mills   Recently my husband and I discussed the change in seasons and agreed we’re both partial to the fall—and I know we’re in the majority at least among people we know. Why does fall delight so many? I’m sure the color changes evident in this part of the country are a major source of sentiment, but after considering the question, I thought of a few additional possibilities….   First, by the end of September more frequent cooler temperatures bring a unique excitement. While winter transitions to spring so gradually I barely notice it, summer transitions to fall seemingly overnight. [...]

Seasonal Selection2018-10-10T15:11:21+00:00

Still Winter?

2018-10-10T15:11:49+00:00

By Laura Mills      A tree stands just outside my bedroom window—it’s so close that when it has leaves, they actually press against the glass. One morning last week, while having a particularly difficult time getting out of bed, I happened to glance out the window and see tiny buds. With the weather having yet to consistently approach anything spring-ish, the sight surprised me; my first reaction was to think to the tree, “Put those away! The cold will kill them!”     Weather each season can vary tremendously year to year, of course, but still nature always adheres to its [...]

Still Winter?2018-10-10T15:11:49+00:00