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Fleeting Beauty: Leo the Languorous

With the exception of last Saturday, we haven’t seen blue skies or sunshine for about a week and are getting tired of dark mornings and the dismal pallor. It seems we’re not the only ones, as eloquently demonstrated by our … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (3)

I visited an old friend in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) in May 2005 and he showed me some of his favorite places in the area. One of these was Coronation Park, on western shore of Lake Ontario, from which one has … Continue reading

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A fondness for fungi: Turkey tail

I was finally able to go for a hike in our woods today, but my old path was so congested with windfall trees in the wake of the big windstorm a little over a month ago that I spent nearly … Continue reading

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More mantis memories

Here is another favorite shot of the female mantis that I found near Batty’s deck a couple of weeks ago.  I’m not going to worry, for a while, about whether the images I may post are clickable for enlargement.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Webnesday (35)

We’ve been back in New Zealand for six days, visiting our daughters, and so much has happened since my last post!  I have big news, but it’s late and I’m saving that for my next post.  For now, it’s Webnesday, … Continue reading

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Bursting Brunnera blossoms

Heralding the next step in the new spring’s pageantry of plant-life progress, I happily bring you our finally-flowering Brunnera macrophylla langtrees, aka Siberian Bugloss, about which I did a hopeful post (here) just a bit over a week ago,  in … Continue reading

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River of gold

We’ve had several glorious days of autumn splendor, although a couple of them have come with significant wind, which has resulted in considerable defoliation of the trees. Yesterday, however, presented us with a beautiful, calm afternoon with hardly any breeze … Continue reading

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