Archive for November, 2009

Good Fences Make Good Fences

(Photo courtesy the Image Gallery of the American and New England Studies program of the University of Southern Maine.) Once again today I heard a radio commentator repeat “Robert Frost’s good advice”, that “good fences make good neighbors”. And I wonder, has anyone who repeats that phrase ever actually read the poem? (The poem, by […]

November 17, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Poetry

November Rose

I have roses. I’m not much of a rose gardener. I go to a certain degree of effort, pruning at roughly the right times, trying to build the soil up, even on rare occasions fertilizing. But mostly, my roses have to survive the way most of my flowers survive – by being tough enough to […]

November 16, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Gardening

Birds On The Water

I went to a different stretch of beach late this afternoon, an area where I’ve been seeing lots of birds. On and around the remains of a couple of piers ruined by Katrina, I found a large group of pelicans, seagulls, sandpipers. Pelicans, it would seem, are as serene as gulls are raucous. The pelicans […]

November 5, 2009 · Harry · 2 Comments
Posted in: Birds, Mississippi, Nature

Sunset On The Gulf

I’ve been on the Mississippi coast last week and again this week for training.  This evening as the sun was setting I decided to walk along the beach, taking my camera along.  This was my first shot: (Click on the pictures to see the original size) Then I noticed a lone pelican skimming the water. […]

November 3, 2009 · Harry · 5 Comments
Posted in: Mississippi, Photography, Walks