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Tag Archives: nature
“Baby Wrens’ Voices” by Thomas R. Smith I am a student of wrens. When the mother bird returns to her brood, beak squirming with winged breakfast, a shrill clamor rises like jingling from tiny, high-pitched bells. Who’d have guessed such … Continue reading
I always think of nature as a great spectacle, somewhat resembling the opera. —Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Yesterday I went for a walk through my parents’ woods. Only a week and a half after getting 15 inches of snow, it’s now spring. Here are a few things I saw. 1) Bloodroots: 2) lots of trees and bushes … Continue reading
I have lived most of my life in Minnesota. When I was growing up in the 70s and 80s, we didn’t have possums. Possums were rodents from rural Alabama, not Minnesota. I’m not sure why (I have my theories, such … Continue reading
This year I decided to decorate my Christmas tree with Stuff From Outside. This is a broad definition, flexible and inclusive of anything I can come up with, because there’s not much outside right now that’s not brown, dormant, or just … Continue reading
Among other things thanks for explaining how the generous death of old trees forms the red powdered floor of the forest.