Tag Archives: SITY

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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Day 159: Fifth Clover?

Earlier this year I spotted a new plant growing near the end of my driveway. Looking at both the flower heads and leaves, I thought this mystery flower was likely to be a clover. Going on that assumption, I searched … Continue reading

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Day 157: More Research Required

Given how many new plants I’ve found in my yard this year, I’m beginning to think that if I wait long enough, every native and naturalized plant will eventually show up here. Not that all of them are the kinds … Continue reading

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Day 155: New & Blue

Let me introduce you to a mystery flower I discovered in July. This plant goes by the name Venus’s looking glass. I bet you could never guess how this unprepossessing plant got such an evocative name. There’s nothing mirrorlike about … Continue reading

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Day 147: Can’t Help Myself

This bug was hanging on the side of a flowerpot on my front walk. I’d never seen anything like it before. I checked my insect identification book, but I didn’t find a match. After spending waayyyyyyyy too much time looking … Continue reading

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Day 145: Rainbows and Oaks

Isaias turned out to be a strange storm. Mostly it hit us with wind, but for a little while we had slashing rain interspersed with periods of sunlight, creating an on-again, off-again rainbow. Just when it seemed the storm was … Continue reading

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Day 135: Laziness and Dragonflies

Today I finally changed the page of my desk calendar. Here in my office it had been June for quite some time. Meanwhile, July flew by. I should have realized sooner. Nature has been warning me to pay attention to … Continue reading

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Day 97: Mystery Solved

I found a strange looking plant growing along the edge of the driveway last week. I had no idea what this plant was, but I should have, because I’ve seen its type before. I just didn’t recognize it until today, … Continue reading

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