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Tiny Snake

Mid-November isn’t the time of year you expect to see snakes out. I didn’t know if this little snake was still alive; he lay in the sun but the air was pretty cool. 6 more words


Snake vs. Frog: An Epic Battle

Early this fall, my husband and I were hiking at our local conservation area, when I noticed something dramatic happening on the path. Usually, when you see a garter snake, it is only for a moment, as it slithers quickly into the grass or the bushes. 436 more words

A Walk in the Woods

This past Saturday was unusually warm (it got up to 19 or 20 degrees!) and even the threat of rain couldn’t stop Simon and I from venturing out into nature as a break from grading lab reports. 451 more words


Happy Saturday!

I have several images for you today.  Yesterday I drove to Maquoketa to have lunch with a Friend that I haven’t seen in some time.  342 more words

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Not for the squeamish.

I wanted to finish painting the trim on the window that needed the extension ladder.

The window on the lower left surprisingly needed a huge ladder. 137 more words

Lighthouse Caretaking