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Barbara Besler
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Butterflies! Butterflies! and more Butterflies!
Above, the Before Picture"... After about 12 days, the butterfly emerges from it's tight enclosure (on the lower left, above) with amazing speed, (like, 2 seconds) once it is ready. The swallowtail above was out for a few hours, since its wings are well exp...

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...a Book by its Cover...Robert Hicks' "The Widow of the South"...
What an eye-catching cover design on this novel of historic fiction! So evocative of the second half of the 19th Century. But is it fiction? Partly: the story is a novel based on the life of a lady-almost totally forgotten now--whose name, Carrie McGavock...

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Update on the "Hotel"
A total of 11 caterpillars were found and brought inside away from the greedy beaks of the birds. I was concerned the over-crowding would result in caterpillar fights, but they get along nicely together. Ignoring one another. I clean the tank frequently. 7 ...

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Our Butterfly Shelter Hostel and Resort (for Black Swallowtail Butterflies) is open for the Season!
A couple of years ago, we noticed the caterpillars on our dill plants; research showed they were of the Black Swallowtail type. To our horror, we observed that the little caterpillars were the perfect snack for any passing bird! More internet research showe...

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"Meh" Thrillers from (not-so) Great Britain...
The best books by John LeCarre may be behind us by now; but I keep on reading all I find. Lately, that included "Single & Single", a post Cold War crime thriller, featuring violence, money laundering, vice peddling of all kinds, gun running and so on. A rea...

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Lots of Renovation Projects in Paducah, KY
What a nice facade on this old retail and office building. I hope it will be saved. Imagine the old hardware store in its prime. Clerks, customers, managers all busy; the place would have been brimming with stock. Look at those lonely shelves. The old Publi...

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Paducah!
Best "ghost sign" I've ever seen! Paducah, KY is on the come back trail, I hope. After a long industrial past, the town is the center of a growing arts and touring destination, especially for people who enjoy or take part in, the textile arts. I loved walki...

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Rowan Oak, home of William Faulkner, Oxford MS
The iconic view of the front entrance to the home (not so much a mansion as an old MS farm) built in the 1840's, purchased and named by Faulkner in 1930.  Probably the most photographed view in Mississippi. Faulkner died young (by today's standards) from in...

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Memorial Day is a Remembrance Time
Remembering my Grandmother's younger brother, Frederick Ambrose Feigel (1900-1944). He was a civilian working on Mindanao, the southern large island of the Philippine when the Japanese invaded in December 1941. He and others like him; men, women and childre...

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Reading "Faulkner" in Mississippi...
While William Faulkner was not a perfect person, he had compassion, empathy and even sympathy for good people of whichever race; and he scorned evil and cruelty in anyone, regardless of race. I read "Go Down, Moses", a group of stories and short novels from...
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