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Random Act of Metaphor: A Skimming Bluet in Unpredictable May

May 29th, 2021 No Comments

We do not know what storms tomorrow many bring. So we must get all we can out of toay.

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Behold: A Rare Gift of Immaculate Tranquility

May 19th, 2018 2 Comments

Recording for posterity the rare gift of a perfect spring day.

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Random Act of Metaphor: An Embarrassment of Riches in a Wildflower Patch

August 4th, 2017 Comments Off on Random Act of Metaphor: An Embarrassment of Riches in a Wildflower Patch

The rewards of patience and perseverance can be a blessing.

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Earth Day: If Not Now, Then When?

April 22nd, 2017 Comments Off on Earth Day: If Not Now, Then When?

A reflection on the importance of Earth Day and the dire consequences it calls us to consider.

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Wind Riders, Water Striders and Sedge Hoppers: Portraits of Nature

September 17th, 2016 2 Comments

A Portraits of Nature post exploring the fascinating adaptations that some insects have made to move about in their natural environment.

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11,000 Secret Lives in the Leaf Litter at Our Feet

July 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on 11,000 Secret Lives in the Leaf Litter at Our Feet

A brief excursion into the bewildering world of moths and the secret lives they carry out as we remain oblivious.

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Heaven Foretold: An 18 Warbler Fallout Starring the Cape May

May 20th, 2016 Comments Off on Heaven Foretold: An 18 Warbler Fallout Starring the Cape May

Singing the praises of a rare spring migration Warbler fallout with photos of a few of the participants.

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Diminutive Gifts from Mother Nature for the Curious at Heart

January 9th, 2016 7 Comments

Celebrating the diminutive glories of nature that sustain a lifetime of curiousity.

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Random Act of Metaphor: Beauty and the Beast in a Bull Thistle

October 3rd, 2015 Comments Off on Random Act of Metaphor: Beauty and the Beast in a Bull Thistle

Finding inspiration in the unexpected unity of innocence and battled-scared experience in a common thistle.

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Mating Damselflies and Other Magnitudes of Grace

August 28th, 2015 Comments Off on Mating Damselflies and Other Magnitudes of Grace

A chance glancing ray of sunlight reveals a hidden magnitude of nature’s grace.

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