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Kind of creepy? Or, maybe more likely, your writer’s imagination has gone just a little bit overboard. Take a close look at this pic of a sweet gum tree. See anything?
Once again, this week’s word adventure began when your writer went on a walk...or two... Let’s start with our word for the week, which, as the caption under one of the photographs declares, is “xeric. Xeric, it seems, is a word which means the opposite of wet.  I’ll be honest with you. Until last...
A butterfly landed on the photographer’s shirt sleeve. Just a moment before, the same butterfly had landed on the photographer’s leather watch band. Trying a take a photograph of a butterfly which has landed on you is not exactly the easiest thing in the world to do.
Last week, I mentioned in this space that I had run out of words, so there were several big pictures of critters instead. I also mentioned that you didn’t have to worry, because I had ordered some words on Amazon. That was kind of a joke.  Should have known better. Little did I know, but you can...
This week, we’re going to start with an appetizer before the main course..a pair of cucumbers that grew together and a potato that resembles a mouse... Cheri Beegle of Cobden grew the unusual cucumber/s. Her niece, Bekkah Schemonia of Pomona, grew the potato...with ears...and a tail...in her garden.
At the time I started writing this Sunday night, the weather forecast was suggesting that we might get to experience the tail end of a hurricane this week... ...well, now, I suppose that figures. After all, we haven’t had a hurricane yet. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens... ...not...
We’ve had a lot of rain lately, but I didn’t think it was that much rain...this image, captured one evening last week while the photographer was on a walkabout, brought scripture to mind...from Genesis: “...and the dove came back to him in the evening; and there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf...” This dove probably didn’t have a freshly plucked olive leaf.
This week, we’ll start with something funny (well, we hope it’s funny)...something disappointing...something a little bit spacy...and then, well, who really knows? The Other Half uncovered this little gem in social media land and shared it with yours truly...it’s called... “If 2020 were a math...
A crescent moon was shining brightly in the summer sky Thursday night, July 23.
This week, we’re going to shoot the moon, so to speak. We’re kinda havin’ to do that because Plan A didn’t work out, as sometimes happens. Here’s a bit of a follow-up to a previous item... ...yours truly spent some more outside in the dark of night in what proved to be several fruitless attempts to...
Lightning flashed through the sky on Wednesday night, July 15. The lighter part of the picture was lightning, which I somehow managed to photograph.
It was a dark and stormy night... Before we get to the good stuff, just wanted to ask: has anybody managed to spot the comet which is supposed to have been visible in the early morning...and early in the night...sky? From what I understand, the comet is called something like C/2020 F3 NEOWISE*....
This week is going to be about trying to tie up some loose ends...well, as best as one can do in the midst of a pandemic. Seems like you just about have a loose end tied up, and the other end starts to unravel... Don’t know about you, but before the pandemic started, yours truly sometimes wondered...
A cicada...and a cicada shell...just kind of creepy looking...
Went home early last Thursday after another grueling morning of toil at The Paragraph Factory which involved various combinations of the 26 letters of the alphabet. Walked in the door and proudly proclaimed to The Other Half: “I’m normal.” The initial response may have been a barely perceptible...
While on a walk one evening during the past week, I spotted a pair of rare root snakes. Root snakes are bashful creatures – they often hide their heads and tails in the dirt.
Thought you folks might want an update on how Bob has been helping out yours truly during some of my work at home adventures... Bob, as you may recall, is one of our two cats. Bob, in a word, or two, has a lot of personality. Our understanding is that he is a barn cat who was born in Alto Pass. Bob...
Cute little ones? Of course they are...spotted these young turtles basking on a tree limb in water at the pond at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds.
Lions...and tigers...and bears... Didn’t see any of those critters during the past week. Did see some young turtles...and a young snake...and some “Jesus bugs” of undetermined age. To tell you the truth, I had not heard of “Jesus bugs” until last Saturday evening. That was when The Other Half and...

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