Archive for February 2022

This time, last year

This time, last year, Joe Biden had been President for almost a month. There were Valentines to the American people on the White House lawn. There was hope of vaccines, and the vaccine rollout was just beginning. Remember the stories of people driving down to Peoria or Carbondale for a vaccine? This time last year,... Read more »

Calls of morning birds

I heard a bird calling, two notes, bright and clear in the early morning light. TWEE, twee. What could it be? Thanks to Cornell Media Lab and All About Birds, I was able to identify the bird call–It is the call of the male black-capped chickadee! You can learn more about chickadees, and hear what... Read more »

Imbolic, Groundhog Day, Lunar New Year

Imbolic, Groundhog Day, Lunar New Year
Crossing into February, Happy Lunar New Year! The first days of February are the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. There is already about an hour more daylight today. Pictured above is the Celtic calendar, the Wheel of the Year, marking solstices and equinoxes and cross-quarter days. The old pagan calendar... Read more »