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What I won’t be having this October.
I’ve been quite remiss this season, indulging in reminiscences as well as plant histories, instead of doing what I think I’m supposed to be doing, which is to coax, harry, and generally assail you all into completing the chores you should have completed. But that stops right now. We need both to look ahead and behind and check ourselves. Have we been doing what we should have been doing? Are we where we should be, given the time of year? Let’s check.
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Spring daffodils blossoming at Sylvester Manor.
The entrance to Sylvester Manor has been vibrant with the colors of spring.
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Daffodils make April worth waiting for.
And so, my fellow Islanders, we find ourselves together once again, in another spring and another year. And although it’s still quite cold, there’s warmth in the sun and the daffodils are indeed up at least six or seven inches as I write, some of the early ones even more. And I did see a robin.
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Women secret agents of WWII will be the topic at Havens Barn on Saturday, September 15
A weekly round-up of events and activities on Shelter Island.
See? They really do look like apple blossoms.
At least it seems to have stopped raining and the week’s forecast looks good. (I write these columns a full week before you read them, so sometimes it’s hard to be actually timely.) Not that any of us believe anything any more, but hopefully …