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Late Summer/Early Fall 2017

Here are a few pictures of what’s been happening recently in the yard.

A fuzzy gray spider on a tall bellflower by the deck.

A close-up of the spider. 191 more words


Red Squirrel on White Pine Tree

Here is a picture I took a few years ago of a red squirrel on a white pine tree, we used to get these squirrels a lot. 39 more words



Spring is spittlebug season. Just about the time I want to start picking and dehydrating the perennial herbs, the spittlebugs descend upon them. In bad years, it makes harvesting herbs a slimy task. 181 more words


Common House Gecko

I’m sure many of you would have heard this sound around your homeĀ  –


That noise belongs to the Common House Gecko, also known as an Asian House Gecko. 531 more words


You grew up gifted.

For those who follow me – you know that I write about a variety of my life experiences, especially around beauty, travel, fashion and my own struggles around anxiety. 619 more words


Crested Barbet

Trachyphonus vaillantii

Crested Barbets inhabit forests, riverine thickets, woodland and savannas and is a common sight in parks and gardens in our towns and cities. They feed on fruit, insects, eggs and occasionally chicks of other birds and small reptiles and mammals. 180 more words