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Wild Blue Wonder

One of the things I find most fascinating in nature is patterns. I don’t expect to find patterns in nature; i.e. not patterns in the sense of sameness or duplicity.  Sure, pine trees all have the “same” shape, the “same” … Continue reading

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Hibernating

Uggh!  Middle of winter.  Wish I could hibernate ’til spring, although I can’t complain about the recent waaay-above-normal temps. Thought for the Day:  Winter is Nature’s way of saying, “Up yours!”                    … Continue reading

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Kermit

When I used to watch “Sesame Street”, I always thought Kermit the Frog’s eyes were exaggerated, waaay too big for his body, not to mention Kermit’s mouth.  I know it’s done for effect in a cartoonish sort of way. Now, … Continue reading

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Yawning Hippo

Happy hippos?  This might give you a different impression of the chubby cuties depicted in cartoons and children’s literature.  I took this shot at the Tanzanian hippo pool shown here in an earlier blog.  It’s a close-up of the hippo in … Continue reading

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Who’s Counting?

Spring break and the grandkids were out of school, so we piled in the car and headed south. Clear skies, light winds and moderate temps — a perfect day to witness the massive spring migration of waterfowl at Squaw Creek … Continue reading

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Mr. No-It-All

Wise old owl.  Those eyes stare right through you, like he knows more about you then you do yourself.  He knows what you’re thinking.  He’s forgotten more than you will ever know. I’ve seen those eyes; they belong to my … Continue reading

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Leaf Connoisseur

Raking leavings?  Uggh, one of the worst jobs Ev Ver.  I love trees, but every fall I come to hate them, despise them and wish I had never planted them.  I love the shade they provide in the summer, but … Continue reading

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