Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Butterfly Effect

Photographing butterflies is difficult.  Somedays I just can’t get the shutter speed right.  The result is Victorian Fairy photographs—spots of light like Tinkerbell dancing in a meadow.  Butterflies, in the woods, in meadows, in gardens, represent beauty and delight.  We … Continue reading

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No Toads Were Harmed in the Writing of This Blog

I am the mother of girls, girls who like nature and the outdoors.  One daughter is a scientist.  One daughter works in outdoor education. All three can be described as self-sufficient and not squeamish about the Great Outdoors.  From the … Continue reading

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The Killing of the Shrew

My husband says that he heard that shrews could be tamed.  He hasn’t had much luck though and he’s been trying for thirty-five years.  English class joke aside, I will confess that I didn’t know what a shrew was until … Continue reading

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A Stranger in a Strange Land

Sometimes I think I have moved to a foreign country, one where everyone speaks English but I don’t recognize the words.   The rules are similar; the customs are familiar, but I’m missing some crucial piece of information that everyone else … Continue reading

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Bobcats, horses, and bears! Oh my!

Toto, I don’t think we are in California anymore.  Sunday brought some new challenges to our dogs and some special wonder to us. The dogs and I got up at 6:30 am because they had to use the bathroom.  I … Continue reading

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Life with Dogs

This is my grandson’s chair: This is the dog that sat in the chair and smashed it: An almost 70 pound German Shorthair Pointer.  Why?  Perhaps because he was mad at me for locking them all in the sunroom when … Continue reading

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Hag

This weekend I celebrated a birthday.  It wasn’t a milestone birthday, yet it was the first one that made me seriously reflect on birthdays.  I wasn’t bothered or sad on any of the more momentous birthdays, the ones that have … Continue reading

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