Category Archives: Nature

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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Lessons Learned From a Garden Spider

I cried today when I found the dead body of a garden spider friend I’ve been watching every single day for the past two months or more.  I called her Autumn.  And after finding Autumn’s little deceased and crumpled body … Continue reading

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The New Egg Sac

This fall, I have enjoyed watching our resident garden spider (I call her Autumn), who decided to make her web right outside our kitchen window.  About a month ago, Autumn, who was nice and plump, made an egg sac.  You … Continue reading

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Spider in the Window

Several weeks ago, we awoke to a rather large black and yellow garden spider and her rather ornate web stretched outside across our kitchen window.  The web was anchored to the window and to the adjacent screen of our screened … Continue reading

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After the Rains

I took a stroll in the backyard just before dusk the other night after some late afternoon rain showers.  The frogs were creating their symphony chorus (and quite loudly I might add!) and the first few lightning bugs were starting … Continue reading

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Out in Nature Hiking Bryant Grove Trail

Hubby and I recently returned to a trail we’ve hiked in the past, called the Bryant Grove Trail located in Long Hunter State Park near Nashville, Tennessee.  It’s a good trail if you like solitude while hiking (we do) as … Continue reading

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Backyard Visitor

Yesterday, while standing in the kitchen getting ready to cook dinner, hubby walked up to the sink to wash his hands.  A minute later, I noticed him straining to see something out the kitchen window.  Finally, he said, “Is that … Continue reading

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