Shudder!

20171124_184601I have been terrified of spiders since childhood.  But they are still kind of neat to watch.  From a distance.  Great distance.  Really great distance.

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A Wee Walk in the Woods

20181020_114404_001How is it that the things closest to us are often the ones we least explore?  I’ve lived in this area for almost my entire life, and this last weekend was the first time I hiked this trail that is less than an hour’s drive away.

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Summer Skies

20180709_193927The old saying “time heals old wounds” is a pretty good description of how my feelings towards summer have changed.  It’s still not my favorite season, but I’ve now made my peace with it.

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Dragonflies & Damselflies (Anisoptera & Zygoptera spp.)

20180704_095226My sons grew up believing that dragonflies would stitch their ears closed, courtesy of a fourth grade teacher they were all fortunate to wind up having.  It took a while before they would uncover their ears when one would fly by.

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