Tag Archives: SITY

SITY: Early Tachinid Fly

Check out this bug that I spotted in my yard today. After consulting my field guide, I believe that this bug is an early tachinid fly (Epalpus signifer). Tachinid flies are parasitoids that are sometimes used as a form of … Continue reading

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SITY: Stealth Violets

A few days ago I spotted some violet buds that looked like they would open soon. I kept my eye on them, because I thought they would be the first violets of the year. Meanwhile, some downy violets opened in … Continue reading

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SITY: Reason to Sneeze

My allergies have been kicking up. At first I wondered why, because there aren’t many flowers blooming yet. Then I looked up, and it all made sense.

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SITY: $#@%!

I hate finding ticks. At the same time, I’m grateful when I find them, because it’s not the tick you find that’s the problem, but the tick you don’t. Plus, there is a first tick every year, just as there … Continue reading

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SITY: Daffodils

The first daffodil bloomed today. It was pretty. The picture I took of it was not, though, so please accept this replacement picture of some daffodils on the cusp of blooming.

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SITY: The Unexpected

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All the Frogs Agree

It has been Warm these last few days. Warm with a capital “W.” The crocuses applaud this weather. Days like these, I think about the metaphor of the boiling frog. I first learned of this metaphor in an article about … Continue reading

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Day 198: Bright Side

I love late September. It’s the best time of year to be outside. I walked my mile, today, plus a few extra laps. The kids played on their swing set, and I got nearly as much enjoyment out of watching … Continue reading

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Day 174: Should I Wear Shoes?

I always page through old magazines before I recycle them. I look for interesting articles that I may have missed, as well as themes and quotes to use for work. As I was looking though the May/June issue of Rhode … Continue reading

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SITY: Today’s Turtle

I was sitting outside, absorbing a little sun, when suddenly a turtle stepped out onto the driveway. In all the years we’ve lived here, I have never seen a turtle on our property before. I called the rest of the … Continue reading

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