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a wanderer for wonder, whimsy & wisdom
a wanderer for wonder, whimsy & wisdom

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Gray-headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)
Gray-headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)
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They are different species but the roots are all tangled together. Herein is a lesson on living in harmony. Remove one and you do damage to both. Their families of origin share different histories: one a daughter of Mint and the other a daughter of Snapdragon. Known by their given names you might call them foreigners: Monarda fistulosa and Veronicastrum virginicum. However, both offer an incandescence that lights a path through the place they call home. Where there are no neighbors, the streets are dark. Who could think to extinguish such brightness from the land?

borderline -
among the worker bees
a wasp
A brief meditation on being neighbors
A brief meditation on being neighbors
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from the sketchbook
from the sketchbook
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I came across royalty this afternoon and a stunning coronation in the Lincoln Marsh Natural Area. This Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) on Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). As sons of Adam and daughters of Eve, every day we are welcomed into such courts as these. The dress is casual and the wonders never cease.

loop trail -
all that is worth seeing
seen again
OPEN INVITATION
OPEN INVITATION
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Queen-of-the-Prairie holding court
Queen-of-the-Prairie holding court
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SOME FIREWORKS FROM THE PRAIRIE
SOME FIREWORKS FROM THE PRAIRIE
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THE MONARCH
THE MONARCH
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I recall the simple delight of us each taking a mason jar out into the backyard at dusk to catch fireflies. We would lay a blanket of grass on the bottom of the jars and then sprint around to see who would capture the greatest illumination. Even now, decades later, I can hear the metallic sound of the lid on the jar and our passing laughter.

summer breeze
through the clouds
moonlight
LANTERNS
LANTERNS
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The tragic is inevitable, but it is not all that there is. Last night I learned an old friend had a massive heart attack and was going to be taken off of life support today due to no brain activity. Matt was the one who convinced me to buy my first electric guitar so we could start a thrash metal band together in eighth grade. We were together a lot until early high school when the natural progression of new friendships and him graduating before me took us down different paths. We lost touch. The last time I talked with him was over a decade ago; he was married, had bought a home, a family was beginning. We laughed about thrashing together a lifetime ago. Though no longer close at all, at one time he was a closest friend. Memories I have not entertained in almost three decades have returned for a visit. There are cracks in the sidewalk and yet it is able to bear a heavy load.

forecast -
the garden full of light
and shadows
OF LOSS & LIFE
OF LOSS & LIFE
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