Category Archives: Nature

On Visiting Yellowstone National Park and Being Perplexed by the Behavior of Tourists

Back in July of 2001, our family took a trip out west to South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado, with Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park being our primary destinations.  Our two sons were 11 and 8 at the … Continue reading

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Picnic Day

Today was a nice day for a picnic.  Hubby and I had planned a picnic for yesterday with my sister and her husband, but all day long the sky kept darkening, the wind would kick up and the humidity was … Continue reading

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Nature’s Janitors

This morning, the hub had an early morning physical therapy appointment for some hip and back pain he’s been having.  He backed his truck out of the garage into the driveway and was surprised to see a dead opossum laying … Continue reading

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Brown Recluse Spider Tales

Don’t ask me why I had a notion today to write about Brown Recluse Spiders.  I just did. I live in the southeastern U.S. and yes, we have both black widows and brown recluse spiders here (lucky us). Several years … Continue reading

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Velvety Iris

My favorite colored iris is now in bloom (though I love them all).  I believe these particular irises were originally my husband’s grandfather’s irises and were transplanted to our yard after he passed away. So they are very special to … Continue reading

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Green Fluorescent Bumblebees Astonish Me

The other day I went out to admire my pink Azalea.  It was almost in full bloom and after last year I didn’t want to miss that.  Because last year, it rained on the same day it fully bloomed and … Continue reading

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Springtime Walk

Yesterday my hubby and I decided to take a nice leisurely walk in the neighborhood. The weather had cooled down considerably and there was a nice cool breeze blowing. We took our walk just before dusk when the sun was … Continue reading

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