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Posts tagged “White Birch trees

“Goddess of the Woods” ~ White Birch Trees

Posted on October 28, 2019

      Article & Photos By Jacqueline Bennett   “Goddess of the Woods” ~ the perfect sobriquet for white birch trees. Considered to be enchanted, symbolic of hope, new beginnings and the promise of what’s to come. My love of white birch trees runs deep. Simply looking at a white birch is uplifting for me. They touch the soul. Said in mythology and folklore to be enchanted, The “Magic of Birch” describes white birches (known too as silver birches) as carrying ancient wisdom yet appearing forever young. Written about extensively, they have been a muse for many a great poet and philosopher such as Robert Frost and Henry David Thoreau. In my family we hold treasured memories of the Bennett Farm in…

Update – Big Chill Arrives in Connecticut & Northeast

Posted on February 13, 2016

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   (Update 2/14/2016 Sunday 5:30 a.m.: A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect until noon today. Current temperatures in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut region are hovering around minus 10 degrees – my outside thermometer which is slightly sheltered is reading +4 degrees. It is described as “dangerously” cold outdoors with alerts to avoid exposing skin to the frigid temperatures – clearly weather best suited to snowmen! FOX 61 reports “The Wind Chill Warning for the state will expire at noon, as winds back down to just a breezy 10-15 mph.” )          It is a good weekend to hunker down and stay inside in Connecticut and much of the Northeast. The National Weather Service…