2023

Beavers on the Susquehanna

Beavers on the Susquehanna

My Chosen Spot Contest Second Place Winner Beaver swimming. Photo © Mirage3|Dreamstime.com. Hopefully this week I’ll see a beaver, I thought as I sat by the Susquehanna River near a beaver lodge in...

Wonders of the Night

Wonders of the Night

My Chosen Spot Contest First Place Winner A gray rain spattered dismally down on the dripping earth. Forlorn rivulets of water trickled through little gullies in the soil and were lost in the larger...

Water Wonders

Water Wonders

My Chosen Spot Contest Honorable Mention The birds of Pennsylvania are a lot different from the birds of New Mexico. Pennsylvania is where this story took place, and New Mexico is where I live.On...

My Chosen Spot

My Chosen Spot

My Chosen Spot Contest Third Place Winner Bobcat. Photo © Hotshotsworldwide|Dreamstime.com. The pond? The tree stand? Some place along the creek which meanders through the wood? So many, many lovely...

Deep Sky Surprises

Deep Sky Surprises

M78. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. Anxiously I scanned the sky as I stepped outside the door. Supper was over, and I was headed to the barn to do some chores. Darkness was falling across the valley, and...

The Escapade

The Escapade

“Slow and steady wins the race,” I rehearsed to myself for the who-knows-how-many-eth time as I inched my way around the splendid oak. With my chin to the horizon I searched determinedly, hoping to...