Tag Archives: fall

October & November License Plate Report

If you guessed from the absence of an October report that there were no new sightings that month, you would be right. And as September and October went, so went November. October’s most noteworthy event came near the end of … Continue reading

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Winter Is Icumen In

Winter has been icumen in for a while now, but in fits and starts. In the early days of the month I put flannel sheets on the bed, turned the heater on for the first time since late April, and … Continue reading

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Fall Finally Got Here

Fall was late getting a foothold this year. Most years, on or about September 1, August humidity falls away and driving down Old County Road I spot at least a hint of fall color in the trees. This year September … Continue reading

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Hunting Season

It’s Sunday in the middle of shotgun deer season and there’s no hunting on Sunday so I didn’t wear my orange vest when Tam and I went out this morning. Shotgun deer season began the Monday after Thanksgiving and runs … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Now, But …

. . . the first ice disk of the season arrived last night. It did indeed set a record for earliest disk, but it wasn’t as much earlier as I’d been thinking: the previous record was held by the winter … Continue reading

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Three Seasons on the Line

The oak leaves have turned from brown to crispy. They’re falling, and I still can’t resist kicking my way through them on the path. The birches and beeches are still yellow; the yellow is thinning but it’s still enough to … Continue reading

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Reds

On Martha’s Vineyard, fall foliage is often underwhelming, probably because the landscape is dominated by oaks. Oaks seem to go from green to brown overnight: blink and you missed it. But some years the maples, beetlebungs, birches, and beeches do … Continue reading

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Seasonal Switcheroo

Earlier this week I was wearing a T-shirt. I wasn’t wearing shorts although my shorts were still in the shorts drawer, which is the drawer directly under the one with the tank tops and sleeveless Ts. Daylight Saving Time ended … Continue reading

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Late October on the Line

My #1 technique for surviving reasonably sane in these bizarre, bewildering, and outrageous times is to relish as much as possible the small satisfactions of daily life, like walking with my dog, working on my novel, baking bread (and occasionally … Continue reading

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Early Fall Laundry

It rained and rained and rained all day yesterday, but today has been a perfect laundry day: bright and very breezy. Usually I do laundry when I’m about to run out of underwear. This time I’d run out of jeans. It was … Continue reading

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