Tag Archives: nature

Below the Canopy

After weeks of lackluster fall colors, the final few glorious autumn days gifted us with a brilliant palette of colors. Wochenlang waren die Herbstfarben langweiling und glanzlos. Aber die letzten paar herrlichen Herbsttage beschenkten uns mit einer brillanten Farbenpalette. I … Continue reading

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Change – Curse or Blessing?

Fall equinox and a blood moon and lunar eclipse (which we didn’t get to see here because of cloudy, rainy weather) bring along physical and tangible changes (shorter days, cooler weather, change in clothing and eating patterns) and metaphysical and … Continue reading

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Half Adventure, Half Terror

In the last three weeks, I was able to visit an unusual and fascinating natural area in West Virginia three times – Cranberry Glades in the Monongahela National Forest.  The swampy bogs in this area host a variety of wildflowers … Continue reading

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Beauty of the Night

Luna Moth Dream now until daylight wanes Pale green beauty of the night Soon you rise on silken wings To consummate your mating flight.

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Would you kiss a frog? Or a toad?

For several weeks now I thought I was hearing spring peepers serenading us through the night. Spring peepers are little frogs that start their high-pitched songs very early in spring, marking the end of winter. Along with the first sighting … Continue reading

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