Monthly Archives: September 2012

Against the grain

Going against the grain usually won’t get you anything but splinters and ugly wood. Nonetheless, as on every September 11 since 2001, that’s where I find myself. Feeling full of splinters … wondering why my wood seems to look different … Continue reading

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Fall into grace

Fall’s first chill swept across the south last night; the news from my friends in Texas is the same as in my own backyard. The mercury fell as the night slipped by. The season promised by the early-turning dogwoods is … Continue reading

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Dogwood days

The dog days of summer have given way to the dogwood days. Each fall recreates the surprise of when I first moved to North Carolina: here, the dogwoods invite us to the dance of fall. After the dogwood’s showy tiaras … Continue reading

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