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Jimmy Randolph
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Natural History buff, Photographer, Story-teller
Natural History buff, Photographer, Story-teller

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Whispering Pines
Alone again,  in the dry, sandy pinelands.  Wandering, without aim,  lost in my thoughts,  in the silent, sandy pinelands. Silent,  but for the ceaseless, melancholy murmuring, the whispered secrets telling, of the stately longleaf pines. Alone cannot be,  ...

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A Big Little Snake - Another Storeria dekayi
This little snake seems to show up every year on Hoot Owl Karma.  Known simply as brown snake, or little brown snake, it is quite common in the natural areas of our yard, and will occasionally make an appearance in a flower pot or perhaps meandering along t...

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Just the Right Spot, American Snowbells
On the short drive home from Mom and Jim's in Johnsonville, just an hour ahead of dusk, a mass of shimmering white blossoms beckons from the ditch. This is a low spot, near where Wildcat Branch and Beaver Creek cross County Line Road;   the ditches here are...

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Of Grass and Trees and Fire and Seeds...
Solitary sassafras stands sentinel by the open gate, feet firmly planted in the snow white sand,  as the filtered rays of morning incline through the pines to her east. Her flaming leaves and those of her scattered and diminutive clan  bear witness from the...

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October's Blue...
Yesterday, and tomorrow,  and especially the day before, October's blue. The deep,  deep,  hueless blue of a billion billion breaths, taken and not... Breathless, thus, and brilliant,  October's blue... bright, bright blue  of dew-drenched bee and flow'r, t...

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More cool native critters...

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Invisible Mantis, Not Quite a Walking Stick
The barely perceptible twitch of a limb in the stillness of the dead calm noon  brings the invisible stalker into the realm of our visual perception.  For months, the mantis has been growing steadily,  nourished on a strictly carnivorous diet of its arthrop...

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The Lilies and the Orchids
There's something about the lilies and the orchids juxtaposed so jaunty and orange against the commonest kind of roadside rabble... Why do we seek them so zealously on an August afternoon, leaving supper not yet cooked and lawn un-mowed lest the sun should ...
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