Tag Archives: nature observation

My First Slime Mold

Our backyard is like no other backyard in town.  It’s somewhat of a liminal place, located as it is on the exact boundary where the town ends and the country begins.  On the country side, the lower corner of our yard is a tangle … Continue reading

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Fall is the Time for Fungi

I don’t like summer.  It’s too hot, too dry.  The air fills with the smoke of forest fires.  Water levels in the rivers run low, too low.  The grass turns dry and crisp, and every step in the dirt sends … Continue reading

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Photography and the Art of Seeing

For some, photography is memory.  Photos capture images of important people and places in our lives so that later we can be reminded of them and reflect on how our lives have changed over the years.  But memory lies in … Continue reading

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Uncover Your Windows, Open Your World

When I was in university, I lived in an 8-by-14-foot room that consisted of little more than a bed, a desk, and a tiny kitchen.  I spent most of my time either in class or studying alone in my room, … Continue reading

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Discovering and Connecting With Nature Indoors

In the cold depths of winter, many of us find ourselves spending more time indoors.  Nights are long, days are chilly.  Even when we need to go outdoors (to shovel snow, walk to the car or bus stop), we may … Continue reading

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