Weekly Likes

Spring has come to the gardens of England and I am full of envy. The Dorothy Clive Garden, a twelve-acre charitable garden trust on the Shropshire/Staffordshire borders, has been killing me with its Instagram posts of snow drops…

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Weekly Likes

I woke up in a bad mood. Well, really, I woke up still in a bad mood. February may be the shortest month, but I feel like this particular one is going to go on forever. A perpetual…

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Things to Do in February

I am not by nature a let’s-drive-somewhere-we-haven’t-been-and-sit-with-strangers-while-we-experience-something-new person and so I am very glad for the excellent virtual programming museums and other institutions are offering. In keeping with my 2021 goals, February is very much about Black history…

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Weekly Likes

A few things that made me happy this week! Of course, I’m going to start with the fluffy not-rabbit because adorable not-rabbits don’t wait in line. Three species of mountain viscachas live in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia,…

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Weekly Likes

Here I am cross-legged on the couch this rainy Saturday morning, trying to remember what it was I liked this about this week. I’m also a little grumpy about last week’s wrap-up post, because I just gave you…

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Books to Read in 2021, Part One

There are many, many new books I look forward to reading in 2021. So many, in fact, that when I began to compile a list of all the books I was looking forward to reading, I realized I…

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Birds in the Garden

There is an absurdity of tufted titmice (Baeolophus bicolor) in the front yard this morning. Nine of them each taking turns at the feeder, even though the feeder will accommodate three at a time, plus three black-capped chickadees…

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Weekly Likes

Here is a short list of stories, articles, recipes, images, and comics I particularly enjoyed this week and hope you will, too. I know it’s been a bad week, full of betrayal and destruction, and I am not…

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My Goals for 2021

Like many of us, I had dreams and expectations for 2020 that were, for the most part, not met as our lives have been put on hold by COVID-19. While I could revisit them in this new year,…

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