Category Archives: nature

What gives, Ms. Spidey?

She’s waiting! The weather here is still pretty warm, and to my dismay, about a week ago I noticed yet another wasps’ nest being constructed in a corner of the porch roof, against the house, and not far away from … Continue reading

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A very unique trip to the grocery store.

I’ve seen all kinds of strange animals this week.  On Monday I saw the two mating black snakes at the lake.  Today I had a surprise waiting for me at the nearby Ingles supermarket. I was loading the groceries into … Continue reading

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Meaning in things we take for granted.

Today’s the fourth day I’ve been snowbound, after the big winter storm that hit the East coast on Friday. I had to get to the store, and still can’t drive anywhere, so I walked the mile to the gas station. … Continue reading

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Little gifts on a crappy day.

Latest additions to my rock and geode collection. Life can be surprising. On the whole, today has been a crappy day, but there’s always something to make a bad day more tolerable, if you just pay attention. God doesn’t forget … Continue reading

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The progression of spring: April 12th

I went a little crazy with my camera today. Flowers galore and so much color everywhere! The dogwoods are blooming, and most trees are becoming green now. A few trees are showing autumn colors before their chlorophyll kicks in. It’s … Continue reading

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The progression of Spring: March 22

Last Sunday I decided to make this a weekly series until it looks like summer again. This is the third post in this series, and this is the week that all of nature seems to be going crazy! There are … Continue reading

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Winter into Spring

I love very late winter, because it’s when suddenly nature returns from the dead and gloom of that season. Even though the trees are still pretty bare and it’s still pretty cold, the lengthening and slightly warmer days have cause … Continue reading

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