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Swellebores (Stillwater Diary)

Deborah was first to spot the chartreuse peaks and pleats, the false hellebores pushing up through the rocks and mud along the Groverkill, spectacularly signaling spring. This year they’re early, as the no-winter winter winds down, most memorable for a difference of more … Continue reading

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Green Christmas (Stillwater Diary)

Yesterday I did something I’d never done before on a Christmas Eve day–went outside with wet hair, like a teenager in L.A. The temperature on my phone read 65°. We walked to the Groverkill to cut watercress for a salad to accompany an onion tart, … Continue reading

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Proof of Life (Stillwater Diary)

The watercress in the Groverkill has migrated about 20 feet downstream.  I had worried that it was smothering under this winter’s two+  feet of snow, now hoping it doesn’t drown–the stream, expanding with snowmelt, is deeper and faster-moving than it’s been since the watercress was … Continue reading

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