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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

Iconic Photo of Mt. Rainier over Packwood Lake

One of the classic photos of Mt. Rainier is an early morning shot of the mountain over Packwood Lake. The photograph has been on many magazine covers. 210 more words

Washington Cascades Hikes