flower of the day · Nature observations and thoughts

Flower of the Day: April 7, 2020. Robert Frost’s poem

A few weeks ago, I drove by these interesting cone-shaped flowers. This building always has bright blooms that bring color to this busy intersection, but it's location is not ideal to take pictures unless you park around the corner and walk over to the front. Not feasible with 2 kids in the car who may… Continue reading Flower of the Day: April 7, 2020. Robert Frost’s poem

Nature observations and thoughts

A short entry from Thoreau’s journal

I am and have been a huge fan of Henry Thoreau since college. His journals are a fascinating read of his meticulous observations of nature in Concord, Massachusetts. When I miss nature and its quietness, I always revisit his writings. I imagine meandering the grounds of Walden Pond and peeking into the simple cabin that… Continue reading A short entry from Thoreau’s journal

Nature observations and thoughts

Fish or snail eggs? Maybe new additions to our tank.

Kids are freaking out! We've had our 10-gallon fish tank for about an year and no fish or snails have laid eggs. Yet the kids have always been hopeful that we will get a larger tank once the fish babies come. The drama of our fish tank go way back starting with tadpoles metamorphosed to… Continue reading Fish or snail eggs? Maybe new additions to our tank.