Photo-a-Day: February 2014

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Not all is doom and gloom.  We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life — all life.” ~ Roger Tory Peterson

The month of February felt more normal than the previous 10 months combined.  As we worked daily at getting our home life back  in order once again, any downtime was spent reconnecting with nature.

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Photo-a-Day: January 2013

Inspired by Fat-Mum-Slim, here is my Photo-a-Day challenge for January 2013.  What a fun and challenging way to chronicle the month’s highlights!  My time gets chiseled down to just one post for all photos, rather than several medium-length posts throughout the month.  It makes my life (through blogging) just a tad easier.

But it does make for a long post.  Sorry ’bout that.

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Re-Post: ‘Get Local If You Don’t Want To Get Dirty’

No surprises today. I’m still not back to blogging. Even a little bit. So for today I’m re-posting something I wrote waaaay back in 2012 when blogging was fresh and new and WordPress peeps were a very chatty lot (judging from comments, not ‘likes’).

Am I working on getting things together in my own garden? Sadly — like blogging — no. Sitting at a computer or poring through reference books? Sure. Building PowerPoints and making fun games for kids? Definitely. I also get to enjoy a couple hundred smiling faces every week while I play (I still won’t call it work) in their gardens.

I think that makes up for my slacking here.

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Re-post: MLK Day ‘We Are All Animals’

To honor how far we’ve come with our differences in race — and indeed how far we still need to go — I am re-posting something I blogged back in 2015. If you’re new to following the blog and are seeing this in your email inbox, you will learn how we at DirtNKids feel about our place in this world.

There is only one Earth with millions of animals species upon it. We are merely one of them.

321 Birding Year: Luck and Lifers

“Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.” ~ Stephen Hawking

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Missed Moments: A Whirlwind 2017 … In Forgotten Pictures

“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and softly sit upon your shoulder.” ~ The Daily Crescent (1848)

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In Their Element: Birds Of The Texas Upper Gulf Coast

“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy — your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” ~ Annie Leibovitz

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