What I Love About Nature


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It is time for another offering of “What I Love About Nature,” so I hope you’ll enjoy this photographic grab-bag of natural gems, and my far-ranging thoughts as I reflect upon them. Please, feel free to chime in – it’s always fun to see nature through the eyes of another.

I love that I have the opportunity to ponder the image of a bumblebee sticking it’s tongue out.

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It has been awhile since I’ve offered a new post in this series. I’ve had wonderful feedback – so good to know that this sort of picture-centric, rambling thought offering is as much fun for others as it is for me. Hope you like this month’s offering!

I love the beautiful white, fragrant flowers of this (I think) Mexican Plum (Prunus mexicana) tree. And that I told passers-by that it was a “dogwood” tree. Whoopsie. Read the rest of this entry »


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Welcome to the second offering of my new series, “What I Love About Nature.” If this is the first you have heard about this series, please see my introduction in the series debut. I hope you enjoy the pictures and thoughts. 🙂
I love that I can always find a mockingbird to soothe my soul. I love that mockingbirds can be full of attitude, quietly stoic, or busy-bodies. Reminds me of myself at times.

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I am introducing a new recurring feature because I almost always have more pictures from my nature walks than I have time to write a thoughtful post. So many of my friends and family enjoy my pictures, and the virtual tours through the woods, that I thought I would share the pics regularly. I photograph everything that looks interesting, beautiful, or mysterious, and I thought it would be fun to describe what qualities I saw which prompted me to make these images. These posts will be a quick read and good source for your nature fix if you haven’t been able to get outside lately. Enjoy!

I love the way this sycamore branch is so white and so smooth – unlike any other tree that I have noticed in my part of Texas. It is hard to imagine a squirrel scampering up and down such a smooth surface! Read the rest of this entry »