We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Moon Over Black Mountain

Spring                                                            Mountain Spring Moon Snow last night, not much but enough to coat rooftops and give the moonshine a reflective surface in the back. The moon […]

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Yet.

Imbolc                                                                   Bloodroot Moon Snow came in the night.  Maybe 2 inches.  Freshened up the landscape, pushed back the melting time.  Last year […]

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Running the Manor House

Imbolc                                                                         Valentine Moon “Bob.  Gas man Bob.”  The sales rep from Centerpoint energy introduced himself, pronounced himself of German […]

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Book of Revelations

Spring                                                     Bee Hiving Moon Weather guru Paul Douglas (a Republican who accepts global warming and climate science) said this morning, “I feel like a weather forecaster for the Book […]

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Yes, Virginia. It Still Snows in Minnesota.

Imbolc                               Woodpecker Moon The night came cold and wet, slush frozen, then snow piling up, now in the morning branches sag heavy with soggy white.  A late season snow.  The kind for basketball tourneys or interrupting plans.  Just right for […]

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A Puzzle

Winter                                 First Moon of the New Year Here’s a puzzle.  Tuesday night is trash night here in Kadlec Estates so I trundled out both the regular trash and the recycling. The moon, at about 3/4’s full, was there, the […]

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The Chain Saw

Beltane                                                                   Full Last Frost Moon Instead of opening Ovid this morning, I opened the garage doors and took out the chain saw.  Checked the chain oil, thick almost like grease.  Added some.  Filled a measured quantity of oil in a squeeze bottle, poured into the one gallon gas can, added a gallon of fresh gas, […]

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I Roll Over On My Belly

Spring                                              Full Bee Hiving Moon OK.  Enough.  Uncle.  I give.  I yield.  I roll over on my belly.  Please let us have spring.  Snow?  More snow?  Just when the Himalayan inspired mounds of soot black snow have begun their glacial retreat?  This is not insult to injury, but insult to insult.  Well, all right.  If […]

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In Spring A Man’s Heart Turns to…Yard Work

Spring                                                             Waxing Bee Hive Moon The weather has turned gray, inclement, wet.  The snow continues to melt, but not wholly disappear, as if it has gotten used to the yard and wants to stay as long as possible.  Where the snow has melted, there is mud.  Mud that tracks it on little dog’s feet.  And […]

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Weather Complaint

Spring(?)                                                    Waning Bloodroot Moon Well.  About a foot of new snow.  A foot.  Heavy, heart attack snow, too.  It’s hard to imagine a less welcome weather pattern at this time, with the exception of a hard rain.  Oh, yeah, we had a hard rain most of yesterday.  Both of them up the ante for the […]

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