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Awanadjo Almanack

Rob McCall lives way downeast on Moose Island. This almanack is excerpted from his weekly radio show, heard on WERU FM (89.9 in Blue hill, 99.9 in Bangor). It features his musings on the natural world and seasonal happenings.

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.

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 134

Spring waters run, Mainers ride the rapids, and the birds return in this installment of Rob McCall’s Awanadjo Almanack.

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 133

Rob McCall, former pastor of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, ruminates on snow, the coming of spring, the games of love, and Valentine’s Day.

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 132

Rob McCall, former pastor of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill ruminates on the seasons, wildlife, and the nature of being in this regular column. This issue he contemplates the holidays, gratitude, the winter season, and the perils of a flat roof.

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 131

Blue Hill: the Town, the Bay, the Mountain

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 130

Blue Hill: the Town, the Bay, the Mountain

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 129

Blue Hill: the Town, the Bay, the Mountain

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 128

Blue Hill: the Town, the Bay, the Mountain

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 127

Blue Hill: the Town, the Bay, the Mountain

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 126

Blue Hill: the Town, the Bay, the Mountain

Awanadjo Almanack - Issue 125

Blue Hill: the Town, the Bay, the Mountain