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February 2023 Poem of Friendship

Welcome to the second poetry challenge of the new year! We’ll continue the tradition of February verse to celebrate friendship. The Day of Love and Friendship is celebrated in México, Colombia, República Dominicana and Panamá. Your February challenge is to write a tanka poem about a dear person or companion animal. Where do you go together? […]

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Nature, photography

Hidden: Three Little Birds

Monday as we explored the Boltz Conservatory, there was a lot of tweeting going on. At first we thought it was a recording, for atmosphere. Then Eagle spotted the singer. See the bird? We didn’t either, at first. Next, Eagle spotted a guinea fowl. We all saw this larger canary. Such a pretty song! Next […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Olbrich Garden’s Gleam 2022

Lights in the night that bring delight. Going to the glimmering evening garden show has become a tradition for us. This year, we started in the mushroom grove. Delicate mushrooms that look like morels are made from beeswax and glow. Next we went through an astral entrance. It felt like a rite of passage to […]

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Art, Gardening, Nature, photography

Preview of Gleam

Our favorite local botanical garden runs its light show fundraiser event through September and October. This year we waited until October, when it was dark at 7 pm to go. The installations were as creative as ever. Here’s a preview shot. Thanks for joining in today. I look forward to your comments! ¡Olé! –Rebecca

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