Category Archives: Nature

Nashville Zoo Visit

Tis the season to be busy and busy it has been!  I’m finally getting around to posting about my trip to the Nashville Zoo which was way back on November 8th.  My oldest sister, who is retired now, volunteers there … Continue reading

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Spiders, Spiders, Everywhere!

This has been the year for spiders.  Lately, I have noticed these sheets of thick webs on everything.  We find their webs all over now…. on our front porch, on our screened-in porch and most recently, even on our shutters … Continue reading

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Sunday Glory

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.  Psalm 42:1 We had multiple thunderstorms and hard rains throughout the night.  Today we have a steady falling rain and these six deer (3 … Continue reading

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An Update on Autumn’s Egg Sacs

Last fall, I had the pleasure of observing the life of a large black and yellow garden spider who had built her web just outside my kitchen window.  I named her Autumn.   She was a joy to watch and I … Continue reading

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On Storms, Perching and Preening

We had quite a storm here Sunday night, called a Derecho, a term I was not familiar with.  Have you ever heard of a derecho?  Apparently this storm caused triple the number of customers to lose power than during the … Continue reading

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Little Bluebirds

Our mystery baby birds ended up as Eastern Bluebirds and I couldn’t be happier.  Since they were orphaned eight days ago, I have not seen one single bluebird in the area.  I’ve seen four cardinals hanging around every single day, … Continue reading

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Raising Baby Birds- Day 3

Not much change today in the baby birds other than they seem to be more mobile.  They never seem to be particularly hungry at the first two feedings, but then start eating better.  I’m curious as to what kind of … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Three

After the last big storm we had a couple of weeks ago, we noticed the maple tree, that sits behind a swing set and shades the front of our screened in porch, was leaning badly.  Hubby looked a little closer … Continue reading

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Loss and Survival in the Tennessee Tornadoes

I’ve lived 59 of my 60 years on this earth in Middle Tennessee, so I’ve been through my fair share of tornadoes.  I’ve heard the frightening “freight train” sound of a tornado going over my house (and it really does … Continue reading

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A Fall Walk- 2019

I’ll just come right out and say it.  Fall was a little blah in Middle Tennessee this year.  I’ve lived here 59 years and I can’t remember such a colorless autumn, especially right in our own neighborhood.  Our maple trees … Continue reading

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