The Beauty of Raindrops

Living, Loving, Laughing... http://youthinkyoucanblog.wordpress.comIt rained today.... ...more

Earning his keep

 We have always had squirrels around our house, but since the bird-feeder went up eighteen months ago, and since I started gardening on the back porch, they have been more, shall I say, present. We have a squirrel-buster bird-feeder so they can only scrounge the seeds from under the feeder, and they only have to put up with the Juncos doing the same thing. One little grey squirrel broke numerous marigolds over the summer. So, he was in my bad books. This fall my son picked the apples from our tree....more

Nature Chills Challenge

Hi :)Here is my post for today. I took part in the Nature Chills Challenge by A Momma's View. She will be listing her 10 fav entries on her blog so that her readers can then vote for the top three. This is exciting :) All the explanations and links are given in my post below. Check it out :)http://blogenture.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/the-nature-chills-challenge/--Joanne...more

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things.""I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland I was in a funk this morning, so I started looking for Six Impossible Things to Believe Before Breakfast. It wasn't difficult. It only took me about a half an hour:...more

Delicious Autumn

Every season has its own particular beauty and, while I enjoy each one in turn, I have always especially loved autumn. There is something about the ever-changing colours of the trees and the fresh crispness of the air that makes me want to take long, slow morning walks and ponder the ever-changing nature of life......more

Beautiful Scenic Hike You Need Try In Yellowstone

Trout Lake TrailIf you've never been to Yellowstone National Park, I suggest you do. It has been a tradition of mine since 2011 and since then I just can't get enough of it....more

Photo Friday: From Nature

Just a few weeks ago, in response to the Photo Friday "Green" prompt, I shared a recent picture I'd taken of ivy covering the decrepit Walker Power Plant building. Today's prompt reminded me of another photo I took a couple of years ago. As you'll see, it's the same building - but this time the ruins have been given a beauty treatment "From Nature" in a whole new colour palette! ...more

Nature Girl Newbie Attends BlogHer Conference 14

The dry mountains above San Jose, California are where I work and play.  And where I blog about the lives of wild plants and animals and living on a ranch.  For 3 days, I just attended my first BlogHer14 conference in the heart of urban San Jose.  BlogHer14 was big, loud and radical.  Right now, things look quite different.  I feel scorched, and as an ecologist, I like wildfires and the changes they bring....more

Land messages a place of sense

Kathy Dunn it has been many years and yet it does seem like yesterday. Amazing how your writing ...more

Sharing Nature

 It was bright and beautiful and 72 degrees.I wore a short sleeve t-shirt and lots of bug spray.  I packed the fillet knife and some Ziploc baggies. I stuck my book of edible plants in the bag too, just in case I came across anything interesting. I grabbed my rod and Primrose grabbed her favorite stick....more