Category: In Nature

My Birthday Orchid Kate purchased this Phalaenopsis, at Home Depot, about a week before my birthday, in September. It soon made its way up to Maine, where it has mostly lived in my bedroom since it arrived. I did bring it to the dining room table around Thanksgiving for a visit. Originally, there were two…

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First Snow The first snow announces that winter has begun, regardless of what the calendar may say. There have been a few days of flurries this autumn, but this is our first snow of the season; and it has been a multiple day event. My forest is covered in white fluffy snow, perfect for sledding,…

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The Great Salt Lake   The road should be immune from the clock, but unfortunately, there are times, as when the sun will soon be setting, and you must indeed surrender to the race. A return visit to The Great Salt Lake was one such time for us. The Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake…

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A Stroll Through the Backyard “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” ~ Emily Bronte ~ “Why is it that so many of us persist in thinking that autumn is a sad season? Nature has merely fallen asleep, and her dreams must be beautiful if we are to judge by her…

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My Container Garden’s Visit to the Sunshine     We decided to take the container garden outside this summer; the plants which live around the indoor pool.     There were plans of doing some painting in the pool room and we most definitely wanted to give it a good cleaning; but it was also…

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Petrified Wood   The first road trip souvenir Kate and I bought was a piece of petrified wood, which to this day, hangs in the house.       At the time, we were quite broke, and thrilled to have a little sliver of this fascinating material. When I was a child, I lived in…

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A Lunar LanderAt the Roadside Not all roadside rest stops are created equal; you pull over to use the facilities and to stretch your legs, usually, though not always, in a park like atmosphere.   In Westonia, Mississippi, however, the beautiful magnolias come with an added attraction; the actual trainer used by the Apollo 13…

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Market Square Park This was my initial view of Market Square Park; and what drew me to take a closer look. I was not intrigued by overflowing flower beds or well groomed trees, rather the benches and table! I wanted to take a closer look; and I was not disappointed.   I happened upon Market…

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A Tempting Stroll Through Paradise Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden                                                A Tempting Stroll Through Paradise Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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Broken Beauty Can there be beauty in brokenness? I believe there can be and is; and I also believe that beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. When I bought this orchid, the stem was not bent; though a bent stem would not have been enough of an issue to disqualify the…