Tag Archives: nature

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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Camouflage!

Many creatures possess a remarkable ability to blend in. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. (Click on any picture to enlarge it or to start slide show)

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Fun With Nature: Terns

Terns, seabirds of the same family as gulls, are extremely selective in their pairings, prompting Charles Darwin to coin the phrase, “One good tern deserves another.” Known for their distinctive sound, “kee-WAH,” terns are particularly fond of eating sand eels, … Continue reading

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