Monthly Archives: July 2012

Big Blossoms and Tiny Texans

A few weeks ago CD told me about a magnificent hibiscus with enormous red flowers on the property of some good friends nearby, and I called and asked if they’d mind if I went over quite early in the day … Continue reading

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A liking for lichens: Windfall wonders

I made a promise, some time ago, that I would work on more lichen details this summer.  I have not forgotten that promise, but a good deal of the activity that I had planned to devote to the project has … Continue reading

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Magnificence in miniature

It has been a very good summer for hummingbirds.  It is not too hard to catch them at the feeder or during the brief moments when they’re perched and resting, but it’s a real challenge to try to get good … Continue reading

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Sweet Sunrise

The day before yesterday I was up at dawn to do some fishing with one of my best friends in this world.  By the time we arrived at our destination, the sun had already made considerable progress in its rising.  … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday–Australian abstract

I am long overdue for a Serenity Sunday post, and I haven’t posted an abstract for quite a while, either, so this is to help to address both needs with—as the Germans say—two flies with one swat.  The location was … Continue reading

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It’s not as it seems!

When I took Limo out for his constitutional this evening, I had a good look around, as usual, and I was fascinated by a phenomenon that I have not seen before.  When cicadas are ready to metamorphose to their final stage, … Continue reading

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Derelict Duo

I drove the 500 miles from the cabin in northern Minnesota back to Omaha today, and made two stops along the way that I’d like to share with you.  The first was for a long-abandoned building that I have been … Continue reading

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