October Trees

October trees paint the landscape with bright colors, their branches a display of yellow, red, orange, tinged with gold by the sun low in the afternoon sky. October wind blows, the leaves rustle and tremble. Wrested free from their branches, they scatter, chasing, teasing each other as they flutter through the air. Patterns of red, […]

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Izapa: A Crossroads of Trade

April 1, 2017                  Chiapas, Mexico Our tour’s first destination today was the ruins of Izapa. To get there, we drove east from Puerto Chiapas until we were just a few miles from the Guatemalan border. Our guide, Cora, told us the history of Izapa. It was 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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

THREE BOUNDARIES: In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.” Kitty TV: On a snowy day in January, my cat, Hazel, gazes out into the white wilderness from a favorite window. Both the window and the icicles provide the boundaries which keep her inside, safe and warm from the cold winter outside, while […]

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