Category Archives: Insects

First Sunday of autumn

27 September, 2020            First Sunday of autumn  I’d been swimming for half an hour Thursday morning at 9:30 when autumn officially began here in Richmond. This morning – five days later almost to the minute … Continue reading

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Suddenly beautiful

30 August, 2020            Suddenly beautiful It’s sunny and not real hot and the humidity’s down – living things are thriving in central Virginia! Evelyn has planted an array of native flowers and other plants in … Continue reading

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“All moments are key moments… “

16 August, 2020            “All moments are key moments… “ “…and life itself is grace.” – Frederick Buechner I saw this green heron at Pony Pasture shortly before 3:00 this afternoon. I was grateful tp be … Continue reading

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The lesson I missed

9 August, 2020            The lesson I missed Not a huge lesson – but last week – when I wrote about the guy with the leaf blower – I missed the bigger lesson. If you recall … Continue reading

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Inevitability – it’s a good thing

19 July, 2020            Inevitability – it’s a good thing Before I ramble – Happy Birthday Evie! Today (7/19) is Evelyn’s birthday!  In a minute I’ll put pictures of some flowers Evelyn’s growing. They are bright … Continue reading

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“ephemeral” (noun): plant – or – (adjective): lasts a short time 

29 March, 2020            ephemeral (noun): plant ephemeral (adjective): lasts a short time  My non ephemeral friend Gus and me at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota in 1991. This picture was taken sixteen years after we met … Continue reading

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Calming

29 September, 2019            Calming I snapped (in a manner of speaking) that picture at Pony Pasture this morning at 8:50. A moment later I sent it to Yuki’s owner to show her what he’s missing! … Continue reading

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Casting about… 

15 September, 2019            Casting about…  I was looking through my pictures for the week – I have some nice ones – working on a theme. I was “casting about” for a theme. I looked to … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers

8 September, 2019            The kindness of strangers Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I had just gotten out on the rocks this spectacular early September morning, and we saw a young family enjoying the pleasant … Continue reading

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Butterflies in the ground

25 August, 2019            Butterflies in the ground Evelyn saw a bare patch of ground in front of our house and imagined a Monarch butterfly. She planted a plant. Flowers bloomed. A monarch butterfly stopped on … Continue reading

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