LightSinger .com The In -Between Time There should be a special name given to this time Someone should record this time of faint promise In this in-between time, we see relics of the past, It is a time when man has run out of ways For the young, whose clock runs slow, But for those who have seen a lot of winters, It is a good time, this time, for reflection,
winter maple tree
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by Alan M. Spevak, M.A., Ph.D.
Spring 2017 ESU Schedule of Dr. Spevak(click on spring icon)
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
-from The New Collosus by Emma Lazarus 1883
“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respected stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions;
whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…”
by Michael Chanteur
between the winter holidays and spring.
A time past the brief warmth of Valentine’s Day
yet before the longer warmth of the vernal sun
too far away to really take seriously.
For the pious there is Lent, aptly scheduled for
when even the Earth seems penitent
some Christmas decorations still on houses,
whether out of procrastination or maybe
finding it hard to let go of a brighter time
to brighten up the bleak, cold season,
long, long before nature begins her
riotous avalanche of buds and blossoms
this time must seem like an eternity.
A time when nothing much is happening
as light begins its slow rise to ascendancy
there is that ever so slight hint of anticipation.
One day, the winter sun seems warmer,
another day a bud more swollen than before
before the cacophony of spring.
A time when the Earth seems almost at a standstill
Even as reservoirs of sap surge silently upward.
The In -Between Time
There should be a special name given to this time
Someone should record this time of faint promise
In this in-between time, we see relics of the past,
It is a time when man has run out of ways
For the young, whose clock runs slow,
But for those who have seen a lot of winters,
It is a good time, this time, for reflection,
winter maple tree snow geese
Under a Rock - below are some creatures I found on my
property in central Pennsylvania lifting up rocks.
garter snake(Thamnophis sirtalis ) ring-necked snake(Diadophis punctatus) small, but actually slightly venomous brown snake (Storeria dekayi)
wolf spider with egg case ants with eggs
ants with cocoons queen ants( black with wings-compare to brown worker on left)
a feral kitten a feral cat
Ecology Lab Fall 2015 at Cranberry Bog l-r: Danielle,Tequoiya,Chris,Stephanie,Clay,Jess,Jazmin,Tabby(2x),Taylor,Sarah,Claudia,Shakera,Taylor,Kristina,Tom,Susan,Jilean,Nikki
Slimy salamnder (really... Plethodon glutinosus) Redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus) American toad (Anaxyrus americanus) Wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)
(Special thanks to Dr. Thomas LaDuke for his help in amphibian identification.)
Ecology lab field trip
A&P II Lab Class Photos Spring 2014
Worthy Causes -ways to help those in need world-wide
Poems by various poets
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fallen birch leaf changing to fall colors mushrooms emerging