Nature, photography

Eastern Cottonwood Tree Bark

The tree’s outer cortex is heavily ridged, it barks before it bites. This cottonwood will show its bark knot and send its seeds far and wide while I finish writing the article on the khipus, the information laden knotted strings of the Inka. Taking Eagle to camp today, I saw these majestic cottonwoods. I couldn’t […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

Our Butterfly Rest Stop

Although the grace and beauty of all butterflies is captivating, monarchs are magical. Their bright orange color, their black bordered wings with alluring spots are a bouquet for the eyes. As a child, when the school year began in Minnesota I remember them arriving in numbers to rest a bit and grab a snack in […]

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