Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-02

A squirrel hangs by its hind feet to pick a pair of walnuts, drops one, climbs off with the other in its teeth. The day darkens into rain. # Love After 50 (videopoem): http://t.co/YYRmvkO3 # How many people or animals…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-08-26

I get up to pick the ripe berries on the spicebush in my garden. Allspice aroma wafts up from the red drupes as I pinch them off the twigs. # 9:40. The strange, pipe organ-like moan of a steam locomotive…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-08-19

Even hanging upside-down from a Canada thistle and stuffing her beak with thistledown, the goldfinch never stops chittering. # Another cool, Septemberish morning. A chipping sparrow lands on the garden walk beside the porch and gives me a quick, quizzical…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-08-12

the locusts look as if / they’ve been eaten by locusts: / leafminers http://t.co/uMheIYYQ # Just after daylight, the sound of a shower approaching and petering out before it reaches the porch.Two chickadees flit through the bushes. # Screw (a…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-08-05

Tiny ants are digging holes in the tansy flowers—yellow eyes with seething black pupils. A single-propeller plane: the sound of a clear day. # A wood thrush fledgling lands on the lower bar of the fretwork spandrel, breast feathers disheveled,…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-29

Even in flight, the cuckoos skulk: two pairs of thin wings as fast and silent as a burglar's gloves. A small red beetle circles the yard. # A sleek black-and-yellow potter wasp is visiting the bergamot, biting a hole in…

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New author page on Goodreads

I finally got around to joining Goodreads, the social network for readers. If you’re a member, please send me a friend request. Here’s my author page. Hard to say yet how I’ll use the site, aside from promoting my own…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-22

Ten percent of the tulip tree's leaves have turned yellow in response to the drought. Goldfinches pass through like a yellow wind. # Picking bergamot leaves, I'm startled by one leaf that leaps to escape: a katydid. It watches me…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-15

I fail to spot him on the branch or on the wing, this noisy vireo with an insomniac's eye—a genius at self-effacement and at holding forth. # Two cabbage white butterflies chase, briefly syncing their herky-jerky flights. The yard looks…