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Elizabeth's Bright Idea: A Nature Scavenger Hunt!

Just about every day, Elizabeth decides what she’s got for school for that day, in addition to what I have for school.  These ideas usually involve mixing colors, something that she is really intrigued with, and often involve food coloring, but sometimes paint.  1,068 more words


Rock, Flowers, Snake

Yesterday I had the most views I’ve ever had in one day since I started this blog; 48 visitors and 314 views (that’s more than 6 views per visitor). 873 more words

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Babies... and a Snake on Sunday

I got up at 5:30 and went out to the American River Bend Park.  Not a lot to see out there today, but I did get to see a HUGE garter snake, and some ducks and geese with their babies.  112 more words

Hazards of the trail

I’ve been taking Our Dog out for early runs with my bike because he’s ten now and doesn’t do so well in the heat. But this is one of the hazards of doing so: garter snakes that have stretched themselves out across the trail and just lie there, still sluggish with cold. 125 more words


How to Identify a Garter (Garden) Snake

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To all the negative publicity my community, Laurel Mountain Borough, has received this spring, let me add another one: snakes. 1,058 more words

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Street Snake

It was a typical summer afternoon in Portland: 80 degrees, dry, and sunny. I was riding my bike home from work through a working class neighborhood of small, well-maintained houses with tidy lawns and small trees when I noticed something in the street.  366 more words


Garden Intruder

Look what greeted me this weekend as I approached the back garden. I paused until Mr. MOTM gave a stomp and the snake slithered between the stones. 17 more words