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Fairy Clocks and Prairie Fire

Fairy Clocks and Prairie Fire

It may be hard to see the details, but from where I sit right now, the back field is awash in dandelion blossoms and our crabapple is near its peak of flowering. Photographs come close, but in this case it’s hard to capture the life and light (and sounds!) of a simple backyard view, so you’ll have to take my word for it: simply full of wonder. About the Dandelions… You might curse it as a weed when it pops…

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Gather and Sort

Gather and Sort

Every season is special, but for me, fall is my favorite time to collect nature’s treasures. After all, everything is ripe. Still, I’m careful (and grateful) to gather only the fallen and the abandoned. Most of my gathering takes place as I walk to work (in the business office of an assisted living community). It’s a flat 1.3 mile route on the town portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The first half is in my neighborhood, and the other half…

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