blogging, Nature, photography

Letting Nature Pitch In

I have a couple of sizzling posts on the stovetop. While they simmer, I’ll share these nature shots. One’s from Olbrich Gardens tropical indoor space, the other from outdoors. If it’s cold where you are, feel the warm humid air rising up around the pitcher plants and get cozy. If it’s too hot where you […]

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bilingual, En español, Spanish Culture and Language, writing

March Poetry Challenge 2021

En español: Reto poético de marzo 2021 Happy March! Last month, writers penned wonderful free verse poems about friendship. Click on the word amigos to see February’s poetry challenge post. This month our poetry challenge will be the Spanish form called a quintilla. (kin-tea-ya). Wait, what’s a quintilla? Quintillas 5 verses 8 syllables each The […]

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Nature, photography

If A Tree Falls in a…

Slow motion…If a tree falls… in a forest… and there’s no one there to hear it… Does it make a sound? Photo taken at the Madison Arboretum. Do you have a favorite woods near you? ¡Olé! –Rebecca Check out Debbie and Friends’ great pics at Six Word Saturday. #6WS #SixWordSaturday

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Nature, photography

5 Ways Nature Wends Her Winter Wiles

Winter is about cross country skiing and using face masks as scarves. This time of year is also about keeping the mosquitoes at bay half the year. February is a time of frozen precipitation that takes many surprising forms. My first picture is of graupel, a word I had not heard until today. It most […]

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Nature, photography

I-Cycle You-Cycle We-Cycle

Nature is a recycler, first and foremost; she would not want this wonderful water to go to waste. The icicles melt in the sun and become nourishment for spring flowers in the garden beds below. Fake Flamenco may look icy this time of year, but we’re really warm at heart. ¡Olé! –Rebecca Check out Debbie […]

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