Tag Archives: Spring

Into Week Two Of Self-Isolation

New Jersey is now in the state of lockdown. The governor today ordered residents to shelter in place. All non-essential retail businesses must close until further notice. People are allowed on the roads only to shop for groceries, medicine, healthcare, … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day Belated

Valentine’s Day has passed us by. Onward we go with spring training and baseball once again. The Phillies started their pitchers’ and catchers’ first workout on the 12th, with the full squad coming together on the 17th. The first preseason … Continue reading

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Waxing Poetic: Blame It On The Full Moon

Another year has passed us by, seemingly at double time for me, But through it all, the only things that I did see,Were the soles of my boots with big holes underneath,From dragging my feet, attempting to slow those circles … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside!

An arctic blast has taken over the area, dropping the overnight temperature this morning to the low 20s F/~-6° C. Highs today were in the mid-40s F/7° C, rather cold for this time in November. Those readings are typical of … Continue reading

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When the Frost Is On The Pumpkin

Been waiting for the first frost of autumn. It hasn’t hit us yet, but many areas around here have experienced it already, which officially ends the growing season for them. My furnace has been turning on lately, though. The photo … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

The furnace went on last night for the first time since last spring, a welcoming sound for the way autumn is supposed to be. The overnight low went down to 44°F/7°C in Andalusia and hit below freezing in the Poconos. … Continue reading

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Ode to Tax Day and Ticks

Must be slacking,No need for reacting,Got my taxes done way ahead of time,Well, make that six days before the deadline. Used to wait until the last minute,For my anxiety to be remitted,By getting the income-tax envelope postmarked by midnight every … Continue reading

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State of the Osprey Breeding Season for 2019

Spring has sprung,Still feels like winter,Maybe that’s why,My ospreys aren’t hither. On the distribution map above for the 2019 osprey season, the sites labeled with white borders and red letters are those at which one or a pair have returned … Continue reading

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Happy Mardi Gras and Welcome Bryce Harper to Philadelphia!

March roared in like a lion this year, with a mini-snow storm yesterday in the Philadelphia area, a major snowstorm brewing for Sunday night into Monday; and extremely frigid temps are forecasted for the rest of the week. So much … Continue reading

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Spring Down and Fall Up

Spring back and fall ahead! Wait, that should be spring ahead and fall back. Don’t forget to change your clocks an hour back on the first Sunday of November. Daylight Saving Time (DST) has come to an end for another … Continue reading

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