The Years Go Marching By

It’s harder and harder to age in this savage republic. Even as a long-in-the-tooth perpetual adolescent, I’m not in much of a celebratory mood this year, but here are some birthday posts of yore:

2020: bathing beauty.

Wait, I did another birthday Red-tailed Hawk in 2019?

It fell during Kestrel Week in 2018.

2017: tree rings.

{In 2016 I repeated 2013, see below.]

2015, in Dante’s Italian.

Very minimal, 2014.

In 2013, I had some fun scavenging literature.

Skipped 2012 all together.

2011, the first use of Dante.

This blog started in March, 2010.

3.5″ long pocket knife in the center of this enormous stump, presumably a tuliptree, as in the photo in the middle of this post. Sad to see these giants go.

12 Responses to “The Years Go Marching By”


  1. 1 Dr. Dann February 20, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Happy Birthday, Matthew! May the coming year bring you all great things.

  2. 3 Leah Gauthier February 20, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Happy Birthday Matthew!!!

  3. 5 Ellen February 20, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Happy Birthday Matthew! I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend!

  4. 7 Susan February 20, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Happy birthday Matthew and thank you for all the beauty that you’ve shown us. I look forward to your posts every day

  5. 9 Joan Martorano February 20, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    My old tree has quite a few rings. Also a winter baby. Have a good one!

  6. 11 Chuck McAlexander February 20, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! May you always enjoy nature as though you just discovered it.


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