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Summer’s End

O Autumn, lie down on me and cover me with russet and gold. I will not sweep you away, or tell the lie that only Spring is real.

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Nature’s Pauses

“Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.”  Mary Webb. ——————————— I wandered recently into our backyard, camera in hand, to see what drama might unfold in front of me this day, and the first thing I … Continue reading

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Image Galleries—Finally

I’m finally getting around to putting some images up!  You can view them under “Image Gallery” and switch between the different topics at the lower left of the gallery screen, where it says All Categories.  More images will be added … Continue reading

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Late Boneset

We just added a new page under Our Native Plants for the under-appreciated Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum).  A humble, but worthy addition to anybody’s backyard, which literally buzzes with activity!

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The Unknown Turn

I looked down the at the tattered sheet of paper laying beside the path.  Despite having been shredded by shotgun pellets, it was still legible.  “Trail Begins Again Here”, it said.  A few feet farther along, Nadia and I emerged … Continue reading

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The Hoarder on the Deck: Our Trashline Orb-weaver

I don’t think we’ve reached the point where intervention is called for, but we have a hoarder in our backyard.  Not the kind that buys twenty tubes of toothpaste when it goes on sale, but more like the type that … Continue reading

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Through the Keyhole

It takes patience to walk a beagle.  It is not an exercise for the terminally rushed, nor is it for those who want to cover a lot of ground and work up a sweat.  Beagles have other agendas. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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A Fair Trade

We may not have any more parsley in our yard, but we should soon have a bumper crop of Black Swallowtails.

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We Hardly Knew Ye……

The Great Southern Brood has flung its fling, sung its songs, flown its flights, sowed its seeds. A few lonely latecomers still flit around, looking a little lost, wondering where the big party is, but the waves of red-eyed revelers … Continue reading

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