Author Archives: Heather Hacking

Sow There! Safe, sane and nearly silent Halloween, 10-31-20

Candy for Halloween. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist October 30, 2020 at 3:30 a.m. Halloween hasn’t felt “normal” in quite some time. We can all play that game where we remember what it was like in our youth, … Continue reading

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Sow There! A journey with a ‘new sister’, Oct 23, 2020

A bear in the dry grass was a big attraction in Yosemite Valley, drawing more clicks from cameras than the broken Yosemite Falls. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist October 23, 2020 at 3:35 a.m. Last weekend I made … Continue reading

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Sow There! Time again for a change of focus, Oct. 16, 2020

Hyacinths bloom after about 10 weeks. By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist October 16, 2020 at 3:35 a.m. It happened again. The day-to-day I thought I knew was turned upside down. The first week of October, I told my fifth graders that we … Continue reading

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Sow There! Quiet corners, near and far, Oct. 9, 2020

  Musical instruments are ready for little hands in Betty Ann’s garden. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist PUBLISHED: October 9, 2020 at 3:30 a.m. | UPDATED: October 9, 2020 at 1:26 p.m. Yosemite has always been a special place for our … Continue reading

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Sow There! And then we saw an orange sky, 10-2-2020

The first smoky sky has led to many weeks of a red sun. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist October 2, 2020  Some experiences simply leave scars. Science may have created ways to remove tattoos or melt away stretch … Continue reading

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Sow There! Say hello to children and crow’s feet, Sept. 25, 2020

By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist September 25, 2020 One day soon, maybe very soon, I will have the addition of children in my classroom. I admire everyone who has been doing their best under these circumstances, and some days I’m even pretty … Continue reading

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Sow There! Plants to love and those to forget, Sept. 11, 2020

Zinnia blooms fade, but are still lovely and full of potential. The seeds can be scattered with hope that some will sprout next year. By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist September 11, 2020 at 3:33 a.m. Despite the heat, despite my reticence to … Continue reading

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Sow There! Failing grade on gift giving, Sept. 4, 2020

This photo is of an actual gift received during my birthday in April, at the height of the coronavirus shelter-in-place. Some gifts are much-needed. Luckily I was home, so the contents of the package did not melt. (Heather Hacking — … Continue reading

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Sow There! Someday we’ll be together, Aug. 28, 2020

Grapes drying into raisins. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist August 28, 2020 at 3:30 a.m. Umpteen days ago was my first meet-and-greet with my new students. Of course, it was more than simple introductions, intense eye-contact and masked … Continue reading

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Sow There! Raisins on the horizon, Aug. 14, 2020

Grapes arrive aplenty, the only downside is that it’s all at once. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist August 14, 2020 at 3:30 a.m. This week the bumper crop is grapes. For regular readers who were eager to read … Continue reading

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