Nature, photography

1 Fort Grew in Mushroom Woods

When trees fall, their branches are collected by the mysterious participants of the Fellowship of the Stick Fort. We arrived in the grove, not knowing who had begun the work. Eagle and I felt compelled to add sticks and branches of our own. Oaks donated their cast offs to our endeavor. The stick fort is […]

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Humor, Nature, photography

Ice Fishing Leaves Boat House Forlorn

Ice fishing is alive and well in 2022; nearly the perfect sport for the times! It’s outdoors, you can set up a private shelter and socialize with people whose vaccine status match yours.* Drink your favorite beverages and eat salty snacks as you wait for the fish to bite. *Irony, because we have friends and […]

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Humor, Nature

Should I Wear a Kevlar Vest?

Wonderful walk at the Arboretum last Saturday, when we came upon this mysterious sign. Seems that frolicking deer are out of control. Or is it we humans? We stayed on the trail, as recommended. Next time we’ll wear orange coats! How would you react to the sign? Are there many deer near where you live? […]

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Humor

Happy Holidays from 7 Famous Characters!

So many inflatable holiday decorations, so little time… Last weekend Eagle and I had a “Stop the car, must photograph” dual moment in Minneapolis. First it was a snowy baby Yoda, then the cast of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, including the Abominable Snowman! I hope these will make you smile, even if Christmas is […]

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Nature, photography

Cattail Fluff: All Time Favorite Seeds

As a kid, I loved autumn’s fun forms of seed dispersal; pine cones, maple seeds, acorns. We’d play games, throwing winged seeds into the air and watching them fall. I remember a hike at a marsh was the most fun of all. There, nature beckons a child; “help me sow these seeds,” says the cattail. […]

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