Category Archives: nature

Magical overcast morning

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Absolutely splendid

I spent a solid 8 hours in the garden today (only a ten minute break for some peanut butter) clearing the detritus from last year and planting 5 kinds of tomatoes, 3 kinds of peppers, melons, squash, 2 kinds of … Continue reading

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Reveling in the ephemeral abundance of flowers

Our crab apple is flowering, more buds than we have ever had before. It literally looks like it is covered in snow. All grown from a volunteer seed that a volunteer bird ate inside a nearby crab apple and deposited in … Continue reading

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Pushing nature around

From this morning’s discovery of a major misspelling (“loosers”) stomped out in the wood-chipped playground (above), to the consensual rearrangement of DF’s hair by a couple of enthusiastic friends (after which he was proudly paraded down the hall), to the … Continue reading

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Magnolia and mitten

A photo for Earth Day.  

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Moto no aware

I took this photo of Sakura (white cherry blossoms) and Ume (pink plum blossoms) three years ago in Kyoto after walking through miles of bright orange tori gates at Fushimi-Inari. In Japan the timing of sakura blooming is closely monitored and when … Continue reading

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Early morning watery abstracts

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