Category Archives: photography

City Garden

The entire time I’ve been here in Oklahoma City, I haven’t ventured far from home too often but only because I’m hopeful that I will be returning later this month on a permanent basis. There is truly a lot to … Continue reading

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Pears in Abundance and Misunderstood Song Lyrics

Nobody has any idea what kind of pear tree this is, only that it produces edible pears. FINALLY. Because that actually took a few years. I remember taking a bite out of one last year and not being particularly impressed. … Continue reading

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Does anyone know where this photograph could have possibly been taken?   That’s my grandfather. He died when I was barely three months old. I found this photograph a few years ago and I could swear it has “Indy” written … Continue reading

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The Secret to Attracting Butterflies

Last week, I was notified by the USGS via email that one of my photo submissions of a Red Admiral butterfly had been accepted by the BAMONA Project (which I wrote about here).  Coincidentally, the following day I attended the … Continue reading

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Gisella’s Garden

When I was a little girl in Italy, I could often be found in my neighbor’s garden uncurling the spindly limbs of the cucumber vines and gathering flowers for my mother. I usually did this without my neighbor’s permission.  She … Continue reading

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Remember that gardening geek spreadsheet? Well, it was right! Seed: Nasturtium (from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange), jewel mix colors – edible Plant date: March 1st Blossom date: 30-40 days, mid- to late-April And since so many of you were interested … Continue reading

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A Sea Turtle Goes Home

An opportunity came up earlier this week to witness something extraordinary.  A juvenile green sea turtle named Terra-Tiger had been caught in a dredge in the Mayport area awhile back. She was scheduled to be released back into the Atlantic … Continue reading

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