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Getting All Puffed Up Over Mushrooms

Share“Darn,” I thought.  “The raccoons have been in the trash cans again.   There are paper plates all over the yard!”   But no.  On closer inspection, what first brought scowls, then smiles, was a congregation of plate-sized mushrooms that had sprung up, courtesy of a gentle rainfall, and now turned faces heavenward to bask in the […]

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This Beetle: Maybe I'll Name Him Benjamin

ShareSo there I was, bustling about the house getting ready for work, and this Big Brown THING caught my eye. It was a beetle, moseying along on the living room carpet. No husband in sight to rescue me, I did the best I could: I scooped it up in a wad of Kleenex and….. …crushed […]

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A Symphony in the Trees: It's Katydid Season!

ShareWhen I was a child, I had a picture book about insects.  Each creepy critter was briefly described by the author, including an onomatopoeic description of the insect’s chirp or whistle or buzz. The katydid, I learned in that book, had a distinctive call that sounded like “Katie did, Katie did, Katie did-did-did.” *     *     *     […]

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All Creatures Great and Small, the Lord God Made Them All

ShareWell now, here we are—I'm traveling, and I'm so darned busy this week! And in keeping with my new policy of posting an occasional guest blog, I thought I’d share a post I particularly enjoyed. http://customessaywritingservicess.com Russell E. Saltzman, “Thursday columnist” over at First Things, has a splendid column up this week about the wildlife in […]

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Peek-a-Boo! God and The Bornean Rainbow Toad

ShareWrap your mind around this (can you see it?).  It's a Bornean Rainbow Toad. God, in His infinite wisdom and creativity, designed a panoply of creatures so diverse, so fantastic, so colorful, so… well, so HUNGRY. And because no one—not even a lowly amphibian—likes to be someone else’s lunch, God thought up a bunch of […]

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