About the MotmotExploring the natural world with pencil and paper from high atop a one-story bungalow in the middle of Oklahoma.
Category Archives: New England
I’m sitting beside a crackling blaze in our Petersham parlor, enjoying the warmth and comfort of one of the three fireplaces in our four room apartment (we’re just using one fireplace. Not to worry). In the 18th century when Higginson … Continue reading
Packing, shipping, tying up loose ends, picking out road tunes, briefing the house-sitter, getting the car serviced. This time next week we’ll be on the road eastward, perhaps already turning north, heading back to Harvard Forest where old friends and … Continue reading
Overgrown and hidden deep in the New England woods-housing chipmunks and foxes- are root-tangled foundations, stacked-stone walls, and single-boulder quarries. The New England woods are full of ruins- relics of a people long gone by; a haunting and lovely sight. … Continue reading
It’s been a cold and snowy week over here. A blizzard swept in last Tuesday and dropped snow on the prairie, but the biggest drop by far was the temperature; I woke to the local NPR announcer saying with near-glee … Continue reading
This morning’s spectacular Moon-Venus occultation was a splendid kick-off to this year’s Earth Day. I didn’t see the actual event itself (not knowing about it until afterwards, drat it) but stepped, awestruck, outside in the dark to admire the close … Continue reading
We are back home if not quite back in the swing of things, and are so busy getting everything back to normal it’s hard to think of anything else, but Harvard Forest sneaks up and grabs me by the throat … Continue reading