On sunny days, this forgotten bottle of water is an unnoticed solar energy collector that extends its warmth a couple of inches to melt the snow around it. It’s a small contribution, but we in the frozen north accept every donated degree. Besides, its magnifying properties enrich the colors of the dormant grass under it.
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- Douglas Peterson
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You'll find information about the resident ducks, birds, and critters residing at the Brighton millpond. I slip in my art and poetry, but my photography of wildlife and plants is the primary focus.
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