Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Dead Butterfly Diaries

Everyone loves butterflies, don’t they? Well, yes, even their predators: birds, frogs, lizards, spiders, praying mantis, and others. That’s why butterflies have scary eyespots, toxic taste, and camouflage exteriors. And those folks with nets who wish to collect, kill, and … Continue reading

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Town Sounds

We’ve moved into town from a rural area, and I’m still getting used to the town sounds–quite different from those of the country. As a writer who relishes description, color, place, and all the senses, I try to be particularly … Continue reading

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Weeds: What’s in a Name?

Some weeds have lovely, attractive names, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want them in your garden. One of my favorite weeds is Wild Carrot, part of the parsley family. That name sounds appealing, doesn’t it? But better yet is … Continue reading

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