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Cell Division

These bubbles trapped in ice looked to me like cells dividing. The one on the left even has a nucleus. Note the ‘bullet hole’ bubble in the upper left corner. I’m never bored when walking out in nature as there … Continue reading

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Nature’s Gifts

Nature’s gifts often overwhelm me.

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Seeds

For plants, Autumn is about setting fruit and producing seeds; ensuring the perpetuation of the species is the purpose of life in Nature. Above is a seed pod from Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium canadense), now dry and beginning to split open, awaiting the … Continue reading

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Ripple

For a long while on a recent afternoon, I stood on the river’s edge mesmerized by the ripples and distortions of color reflected on the water. Between the light breeze and insects disturbing the surface, it was an endless show, … Continue reading

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Blog Tour

Ellen Shriner, whose blog I follow, WordSisters, has invited me to participate in a blog tour. Ellen is an excellent writer with a clean, concise writing style and solidly researched topics. I am especially fond of her reflections on family … Continue reading

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It’s Official

It’s official – I came across the first goldenrod bloom of the year in my spearmint bed on Saturday. In the past, this flower used to fill me with dismay because it signaled the change from waxing to waning summer, … Continue reading

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Tightrope Walker

On a perfect summer morning this little guy, walking along a grass stalk laden with seed, caught my eye. The light and background colors were pretty much perfect. I imagine him walking along and humming a little tune!

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Mother Nature Owns Your Garden

A few years ago while reading a garden anthology that featured several authors, one article by Gene Logsdon, aka The Contrary Farmer, gave me a new perspective on gardening. Up until that point, I had always viewed my yard and garden … Continue reading

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Spring Green

Our waterfall dressed in Spring Green. Isn’t she lovely? Escaping into Nature is good for us. The sound of falling water tumbling over stones and the color green have been proven stress-reducers. I feel so blessed this view is just … Continue reading

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio glaucus) Delightfully, I’ve been seeing lots of Tiger Swallowtails lately! Here in New England, Tiger Swallowtails are one of our largest and most beautiful butterflies. There are abundant sources of food for both larva and adults, so this … Continue reading

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