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sarah brennan

sarah brennan
December 31
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JULY 2, 2012 10:40AM

one last post before I head out

I am in that mad rush of last-minute packing for my hiking trip in the White Mountains. Must.Get.One.Last.Post.Up before I go.

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Nikon with 85mm. The precision focus is alarmingly fun.


Lumix point-and-shoot. Not as great control over where to focus, but I can get right up in this… Read full post »

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JUNE 19, 2012 8:52PM

gap-toothed innocence, gratuitous purple, and an orgy

I’ve been pretty busy lately, and I haven’t gone as far afoot as I might like, but geez, there’s still plenty going on within sight of the house. There’s the brown-eyed susan update, for one:

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june 16

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Two days later. Someone’s been chomping on a petal. This shot reminds… Read full post »

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APRIL 28, 2012 11:30PM

in which I finally remember to let go

Ohhhh…what a rough week. Life is all about balance, yes? This week, after several weeks of “soon†and “almostâ€, circumstances finally resolved themselves such that I am now able to work from home. This led to an absolute quantum leap in productivity, but at some personal cost. Combined with… Read full post »

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APRIL 15, 2012 6:18PM

words fail me

I went for a three hour walk with a friend in some nearby woods that are famed for their wildflowers.


The stream in this bed was sometimes above ground, and sometimes below ground. A mystery for another day.


That green haze on the forest floor is a veritable… Read full post »

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APRIL 7, 2012 7:20PM

spider and tadpole eyeballs

The usual forays occurred today.

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No, I don’t get tired of these, thanks for asking. Eastern blue-eyed grass.

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This spider was, no kidding, chasing me. I’d back off, it would follow. It hid under a leaf for a while, no doubt contemplating how many bites it could get out… Read full post »

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MARCH 29, 2012 5:42PM

gray and cold out, but undaunted

Three minutes of looking around at the end of the work day can be quite profitable:
eastern blue eyed grass

the daffodils were undeterred after yesterday’s freezing rain kicked off the day. “screw it,†they said. “we’re opening up.â€

siberian iris shoots. just you wait.

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MARCH 22, 2012 8:33PM

the unfolding of spring: blink, and you’ll miss it.

I don’t know about you, but my brain melts at temperatures above 80 degrees. It’s Vermont. It’s March. Good Lord. The process of documenting spring’s awakening is UPON US, baby. The frogs started hollering yesterday afternoon. All kinds of things are happening-all-of-the-sudden, and here I am… Read full post »

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MARCH 6, 2012 8:11PM

stalking the feral bathtub

I’ve been so focused on reading the land at a larger level of scale lately – taking on whole stands of trees, whole hills and valleys in the woods – that I’ve really kind of neglected a lot of old friends: individual trees and perennials that live along the dirt road… Read full post »