scorpion

Me: Good morning, World! What wonderful things do you have for me toda– World: SCORPION! Me: What? No, I mean, happy, like– World: SCORPION! IT’S IN THE SINK! LOOKS BIG… angry. [id=”attachment_1058″ align=”aligncenter” width=”2032″] My morning routine is pretty solid: – let dogs out – drink coffee asap – have no interactions with arachnids Not […]

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rufous

Yesterday I went outside and took several pictures of the late-arriving Rufous hummingbird. This was just after a rain shower in Castle Valley, UT

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hummingbirds

In the little garden just outside my office, I have a few bird feeders set up. Mostly little sparrows and, more recently, lazuli bunting. I love watching them fly about, chattering and arguing about who is entitled to which perch. Beneath the feeders, even more little birds hop about and eaten the fallen seeds on […]

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Firefighting

A fire-fighting helicopter scoops water from the intracoastal waterway and drops it on a nearby wildfire. Flagler Beach, FL

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Hello World, 2017

The first sunrise of 2017 in Castle Valley comes quietly, draped in clouds and with snow still on the ground from Christmas’s winter storm. Hello, little new year. I hope you will be kind to us…

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Origin Story

Ten years ago today, 9/25/06, I first started talking to some girl I met on the internet. We were both members of a small writing forum called Liberty Hall, where you would write one story per week after looking at a writing prompt, and spend the rest of the week critiquing other stories (and having […]

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