Such Days As These

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[Such Days As These] – Stephen Dobyns Such days as these – radiant afternoons in late fall, the weather so mild that you can sit in the backyard and let the sun caress your face. No leaves, of course. An early frost has finished the flowers though some marigolds are left along the path. Just last week there were snow flurries, and storms are stranding travelers in the Midwest. These gifts that arrive in late season – a sudden rush of happiness, bursts of creative work, even an unforeseen love affair. Already winter has laid its finger on your cheek and now comes this reprieve. It would be foolish to think it more than brief. It would be foolish to make plans. You have just this afternoon – the …

Canis lupus

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We’d stopped along Yellowstone Lake to catch a spectacular sunset paint the mountains in the distance a fiery shade of blush. A minute after getting back in the car, a wolf trotted down the road, and right past the car. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming