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Awanadjo Almanack

Welcome Downeast

Fall arrives and nature adjusts.

Almanack 147 — Welcome Downeast

Summer arrives downeast and nature comes alive.

Welcome Downeast

Spring is on the way, and then summer. Rob McCall discusses lupines, opening up the “camp,” and other harbingers of warm weather.

Welcome Downeast

Rob McCall praises spring birds, blooms, and the white-tailed deer.

Welcome Downeast

From cozy hibernation to bundled exploration, Rob McCall offers thoughts for how to pass the deep winter months.

Welcome Downeast

The close of the year brings holiday traditions, chilly weather, and hibernation for all of nature's creatures.

Welcome Downeast

Rob McCall considers migration, apples and pumpkins, and autumnal shifts.

Welcome Downeast

Rob McCall reflects on summer berries, jellyfish, welcome rain, and slow-growing trees.

Welcome Downeast

Rob McCall ruminates on nature and the spiritual world as the world turns from spring to early summer.

Welcome Downeast

Rob McCall reflects on slow winter days, the spring thaw, St. Patrick, and the pleasures of island life.

Welcome Downeast

Snowflakes are the wheels of the storm chariots, the wreck of chariot wheels after a battle in the skies, these glorious spangles, the sweepings of heaven’s floor.

Welcome to Blue Hill

Rob McCall reflects upon summer fields and flowers, crickets, and the Dog Days of summer.

Welcome Downeast

Rob McCall reflects on the early winter season, mosses, wreathes, weathervanes, and preparing for the time of snow.

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 137

November is the time to toughen up for the cold months ahead. It takes some doing because a temperature around 40º Fahrenheit that felt downright balmy back in March feels a mite chilly in November after several months of soothing warmth. The birds molt and add new down. Deer change into their thicker and darker winter coats.

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 136

Ocean swimming, a late-summer bounty from the garden, and apple harvest time in this installment of Rob McCall's Awanadjo Almanack.