For years, I have been seeking in vain for a clear view of the elusive Monarch butterfly. Only this year, with the milkweed on the the decline and the thistle on the ascendancy, did I get a good, close look … Continue reading
When viewed from a distance, while taking a walk, the blue-eyed grass does not look all that different from the rue anemones scattered all around — just a slightly bluer tinge to the petals. But when we move in closer, … Continue reading
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[This short piece was first published in the fall of 2013 on a site that has since closed.] Fall is very nearly upon us. I can tell, because the dogwood tree is fruiting. The little red berry-like objects are really … Continue reading
I went out for a walk today, and there by the fence line were some beautiful flowers. Somehow they had grown there just for me, to brighten my day and to lift my spirits. Such an expenditure! Such showy blossoms! … Continue reading
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Yesterday I captured a few photos of white morning glories. There was a magenta one nearby, as well. The rainstorm has been quite beneficial because this means I will not have to water the morning glories for awhile. Unfortunately, I … Continue reading
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We usually remember the dogwood blossoms as showy flowers with white petals. But that is not how they start out. When they first emerge they are green. The little green balls in the center seem overpowering in their presence, and … Continue reading
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A cluster of flowers hangs down from a limb. You look up. They’re so beautiful, with a perfectly round, deep-set yellow center, and a white stigma like a dot sticking out. The symmetry in each blossom is so perfect, you … Continue reading
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At first, I misidentified this plant as liverleaf. The name liverleaf did not seem nearly as beautiful as these delicate little wildflowers that grow in my woods, so I was pleased to find out that is not what they are called … Continue reading
Bob and I have lived all over the United States in both small and large towns, transferring as our companies needed us in other locations, doing what we needed to further our careers and climb the corporate ladders. We reached … Continue reading