Category Archives: Nature

An Epic Journey

No one has ever suggested I plan too small, but this time even I am in awe of the adventure we are about to undertake. “We” includes my long-time friend and hiking partner, Helen.  Since our retirement 6 years ago, … Continue reading

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Filler February

We’re closing in on the end of the shortest month of the year and it’s time for February’s version of Changing Seasons.  I know it’s been said by many people before me, but the best part of February is the … Continue reading

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It’s A Struggle

For the past couple of days I’ve been browsing through my photo library looking for inspiration for a story.  Anything. … but I’ve been coming up with nothing.  What do you do when the most creative thing you can come … Continue reading

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Panic In A Pasture

Earlier today I had a conversation with Ally Bean, via the comments section of her blog post on The Spectacled Bean, about an encounter between some cows and a turtle.  Spoiler Alert – the turtle was a total badass. This … Continue reading

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Wild Water

I may be back in the frigid north, but my heart is still in the warm sunshine of Florida. It’s not going to be much of a surprise when I tell you that the two highlights of my short visit to … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: December Dullness

For the most part, I’ve been MIA  during the month of December.  I wish I had a good story to tell as to why, but sadly I’ve just been totally uninspired. True, I spent the first half of the month with my … Continue reading

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October: A Month of Change

In the Northern Hemisphere, October is one of those months of dramatic change. Summer is quickly fading to memory and the weather has become unpredictable – sunny and gloriously warm one day, followed by days of chilling rain.  In fact we may … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: September Slides Away

What happened to this month?  One day it was sunny and warm as summer lingered here in the north. For a while, I was somewhat confused by all the school buses on the road twice a day … surely it … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: August Summer Glory

No story this time … just photos from this month.  My summer hasn’t been an entire pity party – there’s been a lot of beauty experienced.  Click on any photo in each section to enlarge and scroll through. From the plants growing wild in … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: The Lost Month Of July

This year continues to fly by and we are already at the end of July.  I had such big plans and high expectations for this month but none of it was to be.  I’m still somewhat entrenched in my pity party, feeling unmotivated and … Continue reading

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