86% Totality

On Monday, August 21, 2017, many people across this country were excited to get a look at the solar eclipse.  For the first time in generations, the total eclipse would pass over the continental United States! Some people made pinhole boxes, like we used to in school. Some trekked down to Carbondale or Makanda in […]

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It’s Gotta Be Blue

The theme for Frank’s Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is BLUE (lots of color challenges lately!). Here are my offerings. I took this picture of the blue Caribbean Sea and the blue sky above because I liked the cloud formations.  During my most recent visit to Chicago Botanic Garden on the […]

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WPC: Structure of a Web

Two Septembers ago, I was taking a walk at 8:30 in the morning when a neighbor signaled to me to cross the street to look at something. As I approached, she said not to come any further, but just look. A spider had, overnight, spun this intricate web which stretched across the sidewalk, anchored by […]

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Travel Theme: Animal Companions

For Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week, I am including some animals that aren’t exactly “companions” although in all the time I spent in Northern Wisconsin, I have always looked forward to seeing loons on the lake and hearing their calls. In that sense, they have been my “companions” on the lake, as they have become […]

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FOTD: Sunflowers

A house I walk by frequently has sunflowers growing in front. At the beginning of August, there was only one that had grown tall (but not full height) and its interior of seeds was not yet complete: Late in the month, when I went back again, I was amazed especially by this gigantic one so […]

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