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Pixie Thoughts – A Poem

Being in New Hampshire in the summer seems to inspire me. The very first summer here, I wrote this poem and illustrated it with my photos taken in the woods. The second summer, I assembled my mother’s stories and edited them

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Encountering a Toad

I bumped into this fellow last summer while I planted some impatiens. He was partially hidden in the dirt, so I almost jabbed him with my trowel. Fortunately, he moved quickly, as I really didn’t see him. His coloration blended

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Got Skunks?

Maybe you noticed a slight whiff of skunk around your yard. Oh, oh, hopefully, there isn’t one hiding under the shed. Luckily, the black and white striped critters are mostly nocturnal, so you are unlikely to come face-to-face with one

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Chipmunks – Pets or Pests?

Chipmunks can be fun to watch but are they digging up your flowers or getting into the walls of your house?

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Are There Snakes in NH?

My husband told me that I didn’t have to worry about poisonous snakes in New Hampshire. I heard the “no” and the “snakes” and felt free to tromp through the woods without worries. Then my neighbor shared a picture of

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New Hampshire Moths

I’m in the woods and we’re surrounded by nature. As I work at my computer in the evenings, I hear insects thudding against the window screens. They’re attracted by the light filtering through the mini-blinds. A friend shared some photos

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Love Those Dragonflies

Zipping about, the dragonflies are certainly active during the summer. One even landed on my arm while I was on the golf course. I would love to have taken its picture, but didn’t want to frighten it away while I

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