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Nature, photography, The Americas

Caution: If You’re Afraid of Snakes

Recently, I met a blogger dedicated to educating folks about snakes and lizards. That inspired me to tell you about Eagle and me meeting snakes in Milwaukee. When we went to the Schlitz Audubon Center last month, as we entered the building, a volunteer was holding a snake. She turned, greeted us and asked, “Would […]

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Humor, Nature, photography

1 Shelf for a Large Tome

Wisconsin seems to specialize in shelf mushrooms. I’ve seen smaller ones in Minnesota and north of Madison, but this beauty takes the cake! We found it hiking in Lake Farm Park here in Wisconsin. Do many mushrooms grow on trees in your neck of the wood? Thanks for stopping by this Saturday! ¡Olé! –Rebecca This […]

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food, history, Indigenous Peoples, Spanish, The Americas

7 Foods For Which I’m Grateful

What is your favorite holiday? In our family we have two: Día de los Muertos and Thanksgiving. For our annual fourth-Thursday-in-November celebration, we invite friends to share a meal. I cook the turkey, gravy, and quinoa stuffing (see recipe below). Our friends make creative, traditional and non-traditional sides; cranberry relish, sweet potatoes, humintas(corn dish), pumpkin pie, apple cobbler, […]

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Nature, photography, The Americas

Lake Waubesa: Hiking into the Sunset

Another great weekend after lunch hike, this time south of the city at Lake Farm County Park. I carried my heavier camera, because I liked the photos from the previous walk at Indian Lake. This past Sunday, we set off hiking through a small forest with friends. During our first jaunt down the path, I […]

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