Gardening, Nature, photography

Back Yard Mystery Guest Number 2

As I was heading out the door to pick up Eagle from school, I saw an animal in the back yard. This time it was one with a furry tail. The creature was standing near the spot where I saw the opossum the other day. Are we becoming a wildlife corridor? In the sixteen years […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

5 Fall Flowers Before It Freezes

I dashed around the garden this afternoon, camera in hand. Tonight our temperature will be 4 C (39F). We are heading into a freeze that will put the blooms to bed for the winter. I’ll share what I found: One of three phlox plants blooming One of a handful of aster plants which continue to […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Is That a Dog or a Cat?

As I looked out the back window this past week, that was my question. We frequently have gray, black or orange visitor cats. Although, the gray cat is dark charcoal colored not light gray. The furry visitor was not a dog. What was it? As the tail came into view, the identity became clear. Did […]

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Nature, photography, The Americas

1 Little Snakey Snake by the Lakey Lake

In Minnesota, I’ve seen garter snakes in the woods that looked a lot like green water hoses. Here in Wisconsin, I saw the cutest little snake slithering across the parking lot just as we were leaving Governor Nelson State Park Sunday. It wasn’t green, but dark gray and brown striped. I looked it up, it’s […]

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Architecture, photography

3 More Score Cool Halloween Decor

Witches and ghosts and pumpkins, oh my! Skeletons and spiders and tombstones to die for! (it’s just a saying, despite the time of year) We’ve seen many more houses celebrating the season. Here are three that get good marks. The first house is simple, yet elegant. The second house has good color contrasts between the […]

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