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Relief on the Wing for the Stay at Home Blues

January 16th, 2021 Comments Off on Relief on the Wing for the Stay at Home Blues

Escaping the stay at home blues with a visit to the winged beauties of summers past.

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The Butteflies of Spring: Up Close and Personal

May 16th, 2020 Comments Off on The Butteflies of Spring: Up Close and Personal

Another up close and personal, virtual visit with the winged wonders of spring and summer as we wait for COVID-19 padlocks to be unlocked.

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Elusive and Effusive Skippers: Up Close and Personal

May 2nd, 2020 Comments Off on Elusive and Effusive Skippers: Up Close and Personal

My continuing “Up Close and Personal” series injecting some of the beauty of the nature into our locked-down society.

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The Romance of Butterflies and Wildflowers: Up Close and Personal

April 18th, 2020 Comments Off on The Romance of Butterflies and Wildflowers: Up Close and Personal

The third instalment in my “Up Close and Personal” series taking refuge in the beauty of nature as we remain in COVID-10 lockdown.

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When I Grow Old and Wear the Bottom of My Trousers Rolled: My Favourite Haunt

February 8th, 2020 3 Comments

A virtual tour along my favourite summer haunt.

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Hairstreaks: The Reward of Channeling Patience

November 9th, 2019 Comments Off on Hairstreaks: The Reward of Channeling Patience

Revisiting summers past and the Hairstreak butterflies that rewarded my patience

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A Glimpse Back in Time at Moments of Serendipity

January 12th, 2019 Comments Off on A Glimpse Back in Time at Moments of Serendipity

Is serendipity the purest expression of the joys of Mother Nature?

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The July Waltz of Carefree Winged Wonders

January 6th, 2018 Comments Off on The July Waltz of Carefree Winged Wonders

A metaphorical escape to summer glory to escape the vice grip of the dead of winter.

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Pausing to Honour the Hand of the Creator At Work

June 30th, 2017 Comments Off on Pausing to Honour the Hand of the Creator At Work

Finding a bit of sunshine in the rainy summer of 2016 by recognizing the hand of the Creator at work.

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Random Act of Metaphor: A Black Swallowtail with a Sense of Style

June 18th, 2016 Comments Off on Random Act of Metaphor: A Black Swallowtail with a Sense of Style

Learning to find pleasure in the same-old same old when it holds its own magic.

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