The Daily Respite

Clara Parkes
A brief interval of relief delivered to your inbox every morning.
Created 06 Mar 2020
  • June 28, 2022
    28 Jun 2022 54 22
    Good morning! Today is Tuesday. Yesterday’s downpour put an end to the peonies. But in their place, the milkweed flowerheads have begun to open. Hard to believe anything this beautiful is classified a...
  • June 27, 2022
    27 Jun 2022 69 28
    Good morning! It’s Monday, and I’m breaking the glass on my emergency cute supply for us. Someone posted a challenge on social media a while back, as people do. This one was to film yourself giving yo...
  • June 26, 2022
    26 Jun 2022 39 18
    Good morning! It’s Sunday. Down the road from us, there’s an old oak tree growing on a narrow spit of land surrounded on three sides by water. Everyone in my family has their own stories about this tr...
  • June 25, 2022
    25 Jun 2022 76 24
    Good morning! Today is Saturday. Before you engage in whatever jangle or clang the day may try to bring, I offer you one minute of my birds, field, and bell buoy for grounding. Yes, even the crows got...
  • June 24 Get-Together: Gifts
    24 Jun 2022 8 148
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  • June 24, 2022
    24 Jun 2022 44 17
    Good morning! Today is Friday. I woke up wondering if we should put together a trousseau for our hopping crow. I might ask Patrick the next time he comes over. Patrick is our chipmunk. Patrick is all ...
  • June 23, 2022
    23 Jun 2022 105 41
    Good morning! It’s Thursday, and welcome to yet another episode of As the Bird Feeder Turns. Just one more, because I have to tell you what I saw yesterday. First of all, a little background. For seve...
  • June 22, 2022
    22 Jun 2022 69 23
    Good morning! Today is Wednesday, and I was right! The bear did keep his word. Oh sure, he placed the feeder under a different tree. And it was slightly dented, probably from when he got carried away ...
  • June 21, 2022
    21 Jun 2022 79 23
    Good morning! Today is Tuesday. And here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s summer solstice. That’s when the sun’s path through the sky reaches its most northerly point relative to the celestial equator...
  • June 20, 2022
    20 Jun 2022 55 22
    Good morning! It’s Monday. But much more important than that, today is also national Take Your Cat to Work Day. cats with jobs @CatWorkers December 18th 202172,522 Retweets342,308 Likes “The reward fo...
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