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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Posts filed under Nature

The First Buffalo National River Trip I Planned

Last summer I returned to one of my favorite places — the Buffalo National River, and five friends from Texas joined me. At age 44, it would be my first time on the Buffalo with anyone other than my family. When these guys originally asked me to get a trip together back in May, I… (read more)

Finally, Frost Flowers

I had never seen frost flowers anywhere besides pictures. Wednesday morning on the way to work, I thought I saw paper trash wadded up in the freshly mown stumps of roadside weeds. I wondered who might have… then I realized that it was the first morning of temperatures significantly below freezing, directly on the heels… (read more)

A Little Fall Color 2013

Here in north-central Texas, we don’t get a wide variety of fall colors, and there are very few large, old trees to amaze us with what little color they put on display. Behind the parking lot at work, these quiet woods flank defunct railroad tracks. Did I just quote a George Clinton lyric? (click to… (read more)

The Sun’s Beauty Mark

Newcomers: click image to enlarge it. Venus makes a black dot on the sun during its June 5, 2012 transit. Taken with a Nikon D200 through my 32 year-old telescope sun filter pushed into a hole in a quadruple-folded sheet of black construction paper taped over my zoom lens. Cropped. Hey, it won’t happen again… (read more)