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Bryan's Posts About Montpelier
Life Expressed in Flight, Poetry and Music
At long last, we here in the north will launch into spring next week. I’ll celebrate with two events. I hope to see you at either one — or both. You’ll encounter butterflies, birds, poetry and music.
Getting Gulls – My Presentation in Montpelier on December 21
You want elegance on the wing? Audacity on the beach? You gotta get with gulls. I hope to see you for this presentation in Montpelier on Thursday, December 21.
A Eulogy for Coffee Corner
Another diner died on Sunday — Coffee Corner in my home city of Montpelier. Without Coffee Corner, Montpelier will still be the greatest city on Earth. But it will never be the same city.
A Poem for April
One of only two poems I have ever written. Yeah, April is that compelling.
“Naked in the Canyon” This Friday in Montpelier
Ruth Einstein and I will bare all (almost) this Friday during tales of rock and river, of wildlife and wild walking in Grand Canyon National Park.
Merlins: Murder, Mayhem and Magnificence Now Flying Near You
Like a cross between a cruise missile and a T-Rex, they are flying and killing machines. For more than a week, particularly here in Montpelier, they’ve been flying and killing over Vermont. And at this moment, most of you are probably not too far from a Merlin. Here’s how to find one.
Full Moon Rising
The full mooon rising over a ridgeline in Montpelier, Vermont, on Monday seemed to be a big hit on social media this week.
So here’s a reprise.
Next full moon: October 8.
Because a thunderstorm ruined our Independence Day celebration here in Montpelier yesterday, I give you a fireworks display from nature.
Montpelier Wild No. 2: The Beavers of Spring Street
A hint of spring drifted on broad wings with a bald head over Montpelier Sunday afternoon. Only days after the Vernal Equinox came our first Turkey Vulture. This vulture counts as an actual spring migrant, unlike those American Robins you’ve…
Gratitude and the Grand Canyon
While backpacking in the Grand Canyon last week I managed to win my first election. In the contest for Montpelier Parks Commission on Town Meeting Day I prevailed by a vote of 1398 to 677. And I was among the…
The Glow Over Montpelier
By Bryan on September 8, 2013 It began on Saturday with a couple of Black-capped Chickadees in Montpelier’s Hubbard Park. In a scraggly hawthorn, which had already lost half its leaves, my morning walk then erupted into a festival of…