North to Alaska THE PASSAGE OF43 years will see momentous changes in most areas. That’s how long it has been since I visited southeast Alaska via the Inside Passage. My late husband and our two children set out on a month’s adventure to try to see as much of our largest state as we could. The trip began with a cruise on the Alaskan ferry, the Columbia. We disembarked at Skagway and took the train trip all the way to Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory.
THERE ARE ALWAYS birds that seem to go with a particular season in the way some plants and flowers do. When the red currant begins to flower in the early spring, we look for our first returning rufous hummingbird. In late spring, fuchsia baskets grace many decks and patios because the hummers love them. Sometimes it is the sound of a bird that brings a season to mind.
THE IRRITATION SOME experience when a crowing rooster greets the dawn is being directed at another avian vocalist. Eurasian collared-doves begin “cooing” at first light. They resemble the old water torture’s “drip, drip, drip,” until you fear going mad. The three-noted “coo-COOO-cook” goes on and on and on. Pillows are placed over heads but it does no good. These doves will continue singing all day. It wasn’t always that way. This bird isn’t a native.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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