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Spiketails: Angel Wings of Gossamer Up Close and Personal

May 9th, 2020 Comments Off on Spiketails: Angel Wings of Gossamer Up Close and Personal

The latest in up Up Close and Personal series of post – focusing on hard to find Spiketails as we begin to see light at the end of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies: Up Close and Personal

April 4th, 2020 Comments Off on Dragonflies and Damselflies: Up Close and Personal

The second in my “Up Close and Personal” post series escaping into the beauty of nature while we remain in COVID-19 lockdown.

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Mating Dragonflies and the Circle of Life

January 25th, 2020 Comments Off on Mating Dragonflies and the Circle of Life

Beating the January funk with a look back at winged wonders from summers past.

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Darner #14: Right Place at the Right Time

July 5th, 2019 2 Comments

Good reason to slow down and let life happen at is own pace and be there to bear witness.

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Confessions of an Aging Nature Geek

June 29th, 2018 Comments Off on Confessions of an Aging Nature Geek

Confessing to my addiction to butterfly sleuthing and a few photos to illustrate why they fascinate me.

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Winged Children of the Goddess June

June 7th, 2015 Comments Off on Winged Children of the Goddess June

A pair of colourful and striking winged dragons declare that June is full-blown summer no matter what the calendar may say.

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Random Act of Metaphor: Snaketail Sleuthing by the Riffling Stream

June 14th, 2014 Comments Off on Random Act of Metaphor: Snaketail Sleuthing by the Riffling Stream

Lessons learned from a riffling stream and an uncommon dragonfly which paused to pose for me.

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Soul Stirring Moments with Winged Dragons

July 5th, 2013 2 Comments

Giving in to the inexplicability of my fascination with the winged creatures of our world – and celebrating it!

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JOY IN THE FLEETING MOMENT: 5 Minutes of Heaven on Earth

June 11th, 2011 Comments Off on JOY IN THE FLEETING MOMENT: 5 Minutes of Heaven on Earth

Why I will forgo the “five most exciting minutes of life” for the small, exhilarating experiences of the minutia of life.

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Random Act of Metaphor: The Mosaic Darner Conundrum

July 31st, 2010 Comments Off on Random Act of Metaphor: The Mosaic Darner Conundrum

Throwing off the balance of nature by even a fraction of a fraction could mean that one species falls off the map.

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