Tag Archives: Nature

An old tree

I have been thinking a lot about trees lately. In our backyard we have a massive old oak, probably 60 to 70 years old. It dominates our yard with a wide canopy casting shade, towering over all of the other … Continue reading

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The death of a young bird

We had just finished eating dinner. The dishes were clean, the kitchen was straightened up and now my wife could settle down on the sofa and catch-up on all the celebrity news on E! Entertainment. I put the dogs up and … Continue reading

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Local knowledge

The hike up to John Rock in Pisgah National Forest is a favorite of mine. It’s a five-mile loop with an elevation gain of 1000 feet and the payoff is the picture you see above. “The choices we make lead up to … Continue reading

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Donald Trump would like to wish everyone a “Happy Earth Day!”

“The environment is not merely the place where we live and act, for the biosphere is the ground from which and within which we arise. The earth is not only our home, it is our mother.” – David Loy Headlines … Continue reading

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Field of Weeds

“The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass.” – Wendell Berry There is still a little nip in the air but Spring has sprung in my part of … Continue reading

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I hear you knocking

Back in May of 2016 I told y’all the story a female Cardinal that comes to our home in late January and proceeds to fly into our den window, beating her little bird head against the window pane everyday, all day long through … Continue reading

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Craft: Nesting balls

I enjoy making stuff, from chairs, tables, and bookcases to something as simple as the nesting ball above. Now you might be asking yourself what the heck is a nesting ball? Well as the name implies, it is a ball … Continue reading

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