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SITY: High-Flying Spider

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SITY: Halloween Decorations

I haven’t put up any Halloween decorations. I usually don’t, because we don’t get trick-or-treaters here, and I spend enough on costumes as it is. But out in the yard, the plants and animals have started creating their own holiday … Continue reading

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SITY: The Bugs Are Watching

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SITY: What’s Beautiful Today?

I spent some time outside this morning taking pictures. I found quite a few beautiful things, including this cicada skin. According to Wikipedia, the term for this is “exuviae,” meaning “things stripped from a body.” I’ve seen a lot of … Continue reading

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SITY: Bumblebees

Speaking of pollinators, let us not forget the bumblebees. In order to get close enough to take pictures of the tiny green bee the other day, I was forced to put my arm among the stems of a plant. There … Continue reading

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SITY: Pollinators

One of my favorite things to do at this time of year is watch the pollinators that visit the asters, goldenrod, and silver-rod in my yard. They’re amazing, every one of them. Taking pictures of them is difficult, though. Some … Continue reading

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SITY: Ragweed or Not?

In September I had persistent post-nasal drip, and it was giving me one hell of a sore throat. I wondered what was causing it. Was it something in the house? And then it occurred to me that I had been … Continue reading

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SITY: Change of Seasons

Before moving to this house, the only time I ever gave the aster a thought was when doing a crossword that contained the word ASTER. Thanks to the word’s pattern of vowels and consonants, it is well-shaped for puzzles. It … Continue reading

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How They’ve Grown!

As the robin babies got bigger and started hanging out (literally) more often, we were extra careful around them. We did not want to inadvertently scare them off the nest, so my husband didn’t take overhead shots every day. He … Continue reading

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Always Something to See

One of the nicest things about having a robin’s nest so close is that there’s always something to see when we look out our back door. Sometimes it’s the father hunting and keeping an eye on things. Often one of … Continue reading

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