Category Archives: Chit-chat

More mutterings

Okay, so the last set didn’t exactly kick-start me like I wanted. It’s tough to blog about nature in winter; snow, snow, snow, snow…the occasional pigeon…more snow. (Oh, I mean nature in the winter in the city. In the countryside … Continue reading

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Mutterings

From the venerable meme “Unconscious Mutterings” at LunaNina.com, which is in its 404th week. This is not the most unique way to kick-start myself into updating my blog, but it does flex my creativity a bit…I promise to get back … Continue reading

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I’m corralling the haiku!

So as not to turn this into a haiku-each-day blog, I’ve started a new little blog on WordPress.com called, you guessed it, A Haiku Each Day. I’ll post, you also guessed it, one haiku there every day; the mental discipline … Continue reading

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The poetry of nature

I found a dimpled spider, fat and white
On a white heal-all, holding up a moth
Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth…

(Can you tell what kind of spider it is yet?) Continue reading

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Being green when the leaves are yellow

Even though the stores are already rolling out Christmas products, we’re just getting into autumn. Big Green Head lists 8 easy ways to be green this fall, and I add some ideas of my own. Continue reading

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Welcome, BugEric readers!

It took me almost a day to get around to posting this because I was so flustered and thrilled to be the subject of the 100th post on the popular blog BugEric that I forgot my login name here! As … Continue reading

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It’s my Lady Beetle Anniversary! (Coccinelliversary?)

One year ago today I was looking for caterpillars and found a lady beetle larva instead – a big, orange and black, fourth-instar Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis). I’d seen and identified one the previous year, so I recognized … Continue reading

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“Come up and see my paintings…”

Oddest thing happened: I met a friend of my boss while doing an aphid search, got to talking, and he invited me to, well, come and see his paintings. And then he actually did show me his paintings! Not all … Continue reading

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Unconscious Mutterings

From http://subliminal.lunanina.com: Bow out :: of Relationships :: with who? Facebook :: all the time Items :: for sale Ours :: mine (eek, am I that self-centered?) Sting :: police Hangover :: not anymore! (sober for 3 years and 6 … Continue reading

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Hello again, world!

I’m not sure if I’m a caterpillar that’s just hatched, or a butterfly that’s just eclosed. Anyway, it seemed to be high time to blog again, what with my renewed interest in art, my in-progress lady beetle book, and all … Continue reading

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