Monthly Archives: September 2014

Early autumn in Iowa

It has been an absolutely gorgeous first weekend in autumn. We decided to have a nice drive in the country to enjoy it, inspired by a newspaper article announcing a barn tour. Iowa is the only state that has a … Continue reading

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Fostering fun: Charlie

We have a new dog under our care as foster parents for the Nebraska Humane Society. Charlie is the third dog we’ve taken under our wings. He is quite different from our previous two charges, Glenda and Buzzie, and he … Continue reading

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Prowler’s progress: Progressive proximity

As autumn gets officially underway, I revisited the small mantis that we found in our stonecrop nearly two weeks ago and which I reported here. I’ve checked several times to see if it was just a temporary visitor or if … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: First day of autumn

Autumn officially starts at 10:29 tonight. Although I am always a bit sad to see another summer slip away, I am very much looking forward to seeing what this new fall season will have in store for us this year. … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Last day of summer

Where does it all go, and why so fast? This has been a strange but wonderful summer, packed with family visits; travels to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan; injuries and surgery; no fishing or canoeing for practically as long as I … Continue reading

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A fondness for fungi: Philiota

As I walked around our cabin a few days ago, my path passed by an old piece of pine trunk that I placed on a large birch stump from a tree that we had felled many years ago. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Remembering Mr. L

Those of you who have been with me for a year or more are likely to remember some my posts that included images of our Limo. Today is the first anniversary of his passing, and he is very much in … Continue reading

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Let it bee

We have managed to make it back up to the lake cabin for a few days to check on things a few weeks in advance of a week of music and photography fun with my band of buddies, followed by … Continue reading

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A prowl on the petals

The day before yesterday a small movement on one of our stonecrop (sedum “purple emperor”) plants attracted CD’s attention just outside our front door. It’s been years since I’ve seen any mantises (order Mantodea) other than the leaf-green Asian ones … Continue reading

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Webnesday (19)

Yesterday, as we drove out of our garage for an adventure, CD suddenly (but gently) stopped the car and said to me, “You’d better get your camera.” Usually I’m the one who requests a stop when I’ve seen something interesting, … Continue reading

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