Category Archives: Nature

The wonder of the natural world

The beauty of just being you

A while back, a dear friend posted something on Facebook about appreciating the people in her life who are not afraid to just be themselves, flaws and all… for one reason, because it allows her to feel better about her … Continue reading

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Surviving the heat and humidity

When I walk outside my house in July and August, when both temperatures and humidity are soaring, I tend to wilt a bit. Like me, most of the flowers around my house are geared more toward spring and early June. … Continue reading

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Need a vacation?

Are you stressed out? Exhausted? Have you just about had it up to your eyeballs with your boss, your co-workers, your kids? Well then… Take a vacation. Right here and now. No, I’m not kidding. It will take just 3 … Continue reading

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Just chill

Sometimes you just gotta chill. Take a breath. Start fresh. So take 6 minutes out of your day of oh-so-important (really?) and oh-so-urgent (seriously doubtful) tasks and enjoy this track by Mishka. Since the YouTube file has just the album … Continue reading

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Mowing, again.

It’s been raining a lot lately, to put it mildly. Some areas have been flooded, and people are trying to cope with major damage. I’ve been fortunate to have only a relatively minor water issue in my basement—which we’ll hopefully … Continue reading

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Happy Spring!

I have very little to say today, as the smell of hyacinths fills my house and the sun streams through the windows. Today, the pictures—taken just this afternoon in my neighborhood—can speak for themselves. Happy beautiful tree season, everyone!

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Starting over

In a post earlier this week, I mentioned the idea of starting over. Nature does it every year, when springtime bursts with new growth, replacing a tired-looking world with one of exuberance and promise. But it can be easy to … Continue reading

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Spring rain

I don’t know about you, but I actually enjoy rainy days in springtime. To me, spring rains feel like a gift from the Earth, a kind and generous gift. Unlike the bone-chilling rains of November, these raindrops bring the promise … Continue reading

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Harbingers of spring

Teased by a short, glorious early warmup, many people in my part of the world are wishing aloud for the “real” spring to show up. (Of course, by that they mean sunny days and much warmer temperatures—which is probably jumping … Continue reading

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