Tag Archives: Nature

Yellow bird

I’m in a writing frenzy, the end stage of finishing a book I’ve been thinking about and gathering material for, for many years.  A little while ago my cell phone rang. I glanced at it – Cesar, my neighbor and … Continue reading

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Sophie/Grammy Day

Sophie aboard the Research Vessel Oceanic on Long Island Sound about to release a whelk after it had been examined, measured and catalogued. (See previous post)

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Serendipitous Meeting and Churro Sheep

During our recent road trip through Wyoming, we serendipitously discovered Polly Hinds, a dynamic used bookseller & sheep rancher who introduced us to the Churro sheep. This morning I happened to hear an NPR piece on the Churro, “Sacred Sheep … Continue reading

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Sophie, butterfies, and tickets

Several friends recently reminded me that they check my blog to see what I am up to, in particular with Sophie. Last weekend she came for a two-night sleepover, which meant we could spend all day at the Bronx zoo.

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Sophie and me with a bird in the tree

Sophie and I celebrated Spring Break with a road trip to Baltimore to explore the National Aquarium, tour historic ships, ride the water taxi, “hang out” in the Inner Harbor, etc.

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Sophie

Without realizing what we were saying, “Yes,” to, Sophie and I had a terrific experience on Saturday. We regularly go to the American Museum of Natural History, although not usually on a Saturday. This Saturday, however, there we were making … Continue reading

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At the Jersey Shore

On Friday, Sophie came for an overnight. After breakfast–(pancakes in whatever shape she wants; this time it was dolphins)–we took a day-trip to our Jersey Shore bungalow, located on a barrier island between the ocean & bay. Gorgeous day, as … Continue reading

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Gorgeous day

Sunday was a gorgeous day & we took a long walk along the Hudson River. Our starting point was Ross Dock Park, located just north of the George Washington Bridge and at the foot of the Palisades Cliffs, which were … Continue reading

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Sophie’s garden

Since August, Sophie has had a vision of expanding her garden all the way to the edge of the sidewalk. I’ve been stalling, in part because her vision exceeds her time & passion for digging & turning the soil. Plus … Continue reading

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Sophie

Sophie’s home! We’ve had two fun-filled days catching up, including checking out familiar places, e.g., the pond at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, which, as you can see is covered with duckweed!

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