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North Carolina-Venus Flytrap-October 24

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-October 24

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. 213 more words

North Carolina

Wahaneeta/Woody Hill - Westerly

  • Wahaneeta Preserve/Woody Hill Management Area
  • Moorehouse Road, Westerly, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°21’59.84″N, 71°45’34.04″W
  • Last Time Hiked: October 14, 2016
  • Approximate distance hiked: 5.1 miles
  • Moderate.

Splendid! This hike of just over five miles is on two adjacent properties. 1,135 more words


Flood of flood-plain opposition.

Good  to  see the  “Advertiser” letters page surge of adverse comments about the nonsensical notion of thousands of  homes  planned for Buckland Park.

Only trouble is that  our pathetic pollies will only read, digest…and ignore.


Flood folly follow-up

A post-script to Grumpy’s rant last  week about the stupidity of building your home at ground level on a notorious flood plain…

Now comes the incredible revelation/reminder that back in 2007 the  no-brains mob on North Terrace was behind the mad-cap dream (read nightmare) to give approval for a 12,000-home residential development at Buckland Park, 35km north of Adelaide in an area which has (wait for it, wait for it!) seen flooding every eight or so years! 102 more words


Flood-plain plain foolishness.


Build a home at ground level in the middle of a known flood plain…and then be surprised when you are inundated… is something that Blind Freddie could have predicted. 25 more words


The End of Summer – A Tanka

Autumn winds entreat –

slivers of silvery moon

burnished in the slough,

fairy nymphs crying raindrops

mourning the end of summer.

Colleen Chesebro

Happy Friday!

Poetry & Weekly Haiku Challenges

Cute as a buttonbush

In late June through late July, white floral bursts pepper the heavy green monolith of the summer swamp. Bees and butterflies hasten from bloom to bloom, gently lighting upon the yellow-tipped coronae of the radiant blossoms. 624 more words