Song of a Second April

April this year, not otherwise Than April of a year ago, Is full of whispers, full of sighs, Of dazzling mud and dingy snow; Hepaticas that pleased you so Are here again, and butterflies. There rings a hammering all day, And shingles lie about the doors; In orchards near and far away The grey wood-pecker […]

April Days

Today is a beautiful April day, my youngest son’s birthday.  He is seventeen, tall and lanky, almost grown.  At  6′ 7″ he towers over me. Only because we look somewhat alike is there any proof that we belong in the same family.  How fast the time has gone, especially with this child. The skies are […]

Meteor Showers

Why am I always at work when something like this happens? If you go to the article site there are links to pictures from the observatory. The flash of what may have been a meteor over Madison, Wis., about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, as seen from a weather observatory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (University […]

An April Night

The moon comes up o’er the deeps of the woods, And the long, low dingles that hide in the hills, Where the ancient beeches are moist with buds Over the pools and the whimpering rills; And with her the mists, like dryads that creep From their oaks, or the spirits of pine-hid springs, Who hold, […]