Tag Archives: Lichens

Big Bog slog blog (no dog)

While we were up at the cabin in Minnesota recently, we decided to revisit a place we’d been to once before. It’s the Big Bog State Recreation Area, with its headquarters near Upper Red Lake. It’s been five years since … Continue reading

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A tisket, a tasket…

We’re back at the cabin for a week, getting ready for major renovation.  The mosquitoes have started to appear in force and the ecological clock is working well, as evidenced by the simultaneous appearance of several varieties of our best … Continue reading

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500 Ways to Live Your Love

On this milesone of my 500th post with WordPress, I thank all of you who have been following my blogs. I’ve thought about how to celebrate this, and decided to spend most of the day sorting out a dozen of … 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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Serenity Sunday: White Park Bay

Exactly 14 years ago yesterday, while on a work trip to Northern Ireland, my itinerary took me from Belfast up the eastern and northern coasts to my lodging (in the Bushmills Inn—but that’s another story). Along the way, exploring the … Continue reading

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Bushy bliss (Part 3)

There are a few more things I’d like to share from my two afternoons in Bushy Park, so I’ll turn my report into a trilogy, of which this will be the final part. But first, a bit more on its … Continue reading

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Bushy bliss (Part 2)

As my old New Zealand friends of nearly 40 years were showing me around their favorite haunts in the Wanganui area and introducing me to the animals on their farm (sheep, geese, and chickens), we talked about a possible visit … Continue reading

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Bushy bliss (Part 1)

While I was in New Zealand recently, I took advantage of an opportunity to visit some dear friends in a different part of the country.  Both of our daughters (Squiddy and Batty) live in the Auckland area, two-thirds of the … Continue reading

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Seasonal dichotomy

I am very happy to be able to send out another post, at long last, and expect to provide more in the very near future.  I returned from my seven weeks in New Zealand just a few days ago and … Continue reading

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A liking for lichens: Bedecked birch branch

I’m way overdue for another lichen feature, and a good opportunity just came to light.  This white-birch branch fell spontaneously on the little trail that leads from the cabin to the wood shed, and I couldn’t help but admire the … Continue reading

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