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Slate Dragon Scale

    Slate gray dragon scale, feathered white flashing phoenix tail. Translucent ivory belly and under, pale pink beak, happy to plunder. Song a short trill, in flight a sharp buzzy tzeet, silly dark-eyed junco.     There are five sub-species groups … Continue reading

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Wind Chill 30 below … active northern birds

If I were a bird I think I’d fly south for the winter … but maybe not. Maybe the snow is exhilarating (that would be one word for it), maybe black sunflower seeds are so much tastier than warm, mushy … Continue reading

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In Bloom – enjoying outdoors

My Year in Bloom by Jeanine Renzoni My year in flowers starts with violas or daffodils. I’m not sure why one or the other wins the race to bloom first. Is it daylight or snow melt or soil heat? Both … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers Muck Below

Here today in Wisconsin sunshine, above freezing and the dusting of snow we had this week is all gone (except for in deep shadows). Yesterday I was in the winter horse paddock with my high yellow boots on, adding fence. … Continue reading

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Birth of Night

Fast silent fire Pervade, absorb, adore, The sun so beloved, Gleams down no more. Dark clouds summit, Pose with god-like style, Yes we fear darkness, But end of light beguiles… I was driving west on highway 64 today as the … Continue reading

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Deer season opener- Wisconsin

Warmer, snow covered, unfrozen ground with moist 20-30 degree weather welcomed those stalwart, orange-clad deer gun toting hunters today the first day of gun deer hunting 2014.Songs were being sung and excitement was building throughout the end of this last … Continue reading

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Fall is Seven Grass Snakes roadkill

This morning walking down the gravel road, Wester Avenue in Taylor County Wisconsin I counted seven squished grass snakes and one red bellied snake, two road toad skins, but then I quit looking down because geese were flying over in … Continue reading

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Sky show

I love dramatic sky, big clouds, contrasty colors, shifting shapes, and changing weather. I used to like fireworks with the one time big display on the 4th of July. I always remember the time in Lohrville  when a big chrysanthemum-style … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day flowers

You are an image in my mind, a stop action photo I see you there and there, doing this, sitting there. I remember…  

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Garden gate/Snow gate

Want to see a contrast? Garden gate/Snow gate … 6 more weeks of winter, hmm. More snow is in the forecast and the windchill is again 25 below, I’m getting more and more Wisconsin-Alaskan; very weather hardy.  I just put … Continue reading

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