Author Archives: hermitsdoor

About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.

Dept. of Alternative Facts: Bleeding Hearts

For the past six-months, my blog has hosted a banner photo from the Women’s March held in January in Washington, D.C.  I have run this series of Dept. of Alternative Facts, highlighting political questions and modeling a means of challenging … Continue reading

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Poems: The Ocean in Every Shell

I have heard that with every step we take, we stir up the dust of dinosaurs decayed into their mineral compositions.

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Farm Life: Finding the Wild Life Outside the Wild Places

From my cousin’s inspiration, I have been more mindful on small walks around our forested home and gardens.  My regular readers have been enjoying the small discoveries of wild flowers, etc.  But, sometimes, we step outside our usual route and … Continue reading

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Poem: Empty Garden Seats

How picturesque the garden seats, benches and Adirondacks, placed in charming locations for walkers to smile at as they stroll through the neighborhood. But, why are they always empty? Have your even see them occupied, with a neighbor greeting you, … Continue reading

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Small Walk: To the Horse Barn

At my wife’s childhood home, the question is whether to walk to the horse barn or along the beach (which is really the Narragansett Bay).  On this afternoon, we chose the horse barn first.  This takes us through a New … Continue reading

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Poem: Widely Scattered Showers

Widely scattereds showers, predicted in panoramic view across the bay forming pillars, five across, supporting the bridge of clouds that span the sky

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Washington Monument and The Sky

Two views of the Washington Monument on the Mall in Washington, D.C. from two different visits and two different vantage points.  First, a couple of months ago, we toured a friend about the monuments and Tidal Basin.  As we passed … Continue reading

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