Tag Archives: nature

Binge-Watching Spring

Spring break is over. Which means my college-student daughter is getting dressed (changing into her studious pajamas) and heading back to school (returning to the laptop in her bedroom). I’ve enacted the following changes: _______. Yep, nothing’s changed at my … Continue reading

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The Lives of Trees

Of all the flora upon the earth, none seem quite so human as trees. Endlessly varied, not only by species, but individually, they strive to find nourishment, to grow and produce offspring. They struggle to weather the storms of life, … Continue reading

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Quirky Critters

This is my atonement for last-week’s shiver-inducing montage of Monsters in Our Midst, real creatures that are particularly scary-looking, although many are, in fact, quite harmless (tadpole, anyone?). I now offer this companion gallery of real creatures that–while unabashedly quirky–are … Continue reading

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October Skies

October is the northern world’s most beautiful month, its autumn capstone (while the south is in spring—not too shabby either), when leaves vie with sunrises to out-spectacle one another, and clouds and moons stage sunset harvest revues. Nostrils flare as … Continue reading

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Unexpected Beauty

There’s something suspiciously miraculous about how much unexpected beauty there is in the world. But perhaps more miraculous still is the fact that humans (even those without eyesight) are able to see it. If they only will. (Click on any … Continue reading

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Life is Good…

God is gooder.

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Dear Deer

I found Bambi grazing on a lawn in Washington state! He was surrounded by very watchful adults. The adults were a bit wary of humans, but Bambi was pure curiosity! This adult had a massive yet cleanly healed scar that…

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