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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Spanish Culture and Language, Study Abroad

Open the Door: Study Abroad

What do Amanda Gorman, Ang Lee, Harper Lee, and Vera Wang have in common? All four studied overseas! Amanda Gorman studied in Spain during her junior year at Harvard. Filmmaker Ang Lee from Taiwan studied in New York. Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird studied a semester at the University of Oxford. Designer […]

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Nature, photography

50 Neighbors Light the Night

The results of one person’s email to the neighborhood are in – a magical, homegrown ice lantern evening! People took Bundt pans, buckets, Tupperware, perhaps even trash cans, filled them with water and a second heavy object inside in order to create an open space in the center and put them outside to freeze. At […]

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