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My Season of Self-Indulgence, Part 2

November 18th, 2023 Comments Off on My Season of Self-Indulgence, Part 2

Part 2 of my posts reflecting on the first summer of my retirement exploring the amazing world of insects.

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My Season of Self-Indulgence: Part I

November 4th, 2023 Comments Off on My Season of Self-Indulgence: Part I

The highlights from my nature walks in the first spring, summer and fall of my retirement.

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The Last Indulgent Exhale of Summer

October 7th, 2023 Comments Off on The Last Indulgent Exhale of Summer

Giving thanks for summer’s encore performance and a few hours on the Rotary Riverside Trail.

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When I Grow Old and Wear the Bottom of My Trousers Rolled: God’s Garden

September 16th, 2023 Comments Off on When I Grow Old and Wear the Bottom of My Trousers Rolled: God’s Garden

Indulging the wonders of nature as I ease into retirement. Admiring a few of the 180,000 species of flies.

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Bulldozers and Mother Nature: A Bad Combination

July 22nd, 2023 Comments Off on Bulldozers and Mother Nature: A Bad Combination

The damage that can be done when those in positions of authority confuse “protect” and “improve” when it comes to Mother Nature.

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Need to Relax? Make a Reservation

May 14th, 2022 Comments Off on Need to Relax? Make a Reservation

My reservations about the new online reservation system at Mountsberg Conservation Area.

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Little Buckeye on a Mission in this Pandemic Summer

September 12th, 2020 Comments Off on Little Buckeye on a Mission in this Pandemic Summer

A small gift from Mother Nature to list the fear from our hearts in this lost summer of 2020.

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Random Act of Metaphor: The First Killdeer

February 24th, 2019 Comments Off on Random Act of Metaphor: The First Killdeer

Looking forward to spring and my reliable harbinger of its arrival.

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In Praise of Mother Nature’s Plain Jane Children

October 6th, 2018 Comments Off on In Praise of Mother Nature’s Plain Jane Children

Singing the praises of Mother Nature’s more subtle works of art.

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Random Act of Metaphor: A Stilt-Legged Master of Disguise

September 1st, 2018 2 Comments

Stopping to appreciate those moments when the brush stores of Mother Nature are the most subtle.

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