Rowan Jacobsen

Yankee Magazine

A Christmas Loon

We began to worry about the loon in early December. What was it still doing here? For 18 years, we’d watched the loons come and go from the Vermont lake we live on, arriving in April as soon as the ice disappeared, raising a chick or two over the summer and fall, then heading for […]

Yankee Magazine

Mirror Lake

When you live beside a New England lake, each season brings its own special intimacy. These are the mornings I’ll remember. The sky is already lit at 5:00 a.m., the lake like glass. Mist hangs in the hollows on the far shore, ghosted in the water below. No one else will be up for hours. […]

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