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Anna Malcom
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No snow, More sunshine
Last week, I wrote about hiking in all different kinds of snow at Sky Meadows State Park, but spring came this week!  I was actually home from work when I wrote last week's post, and we got about 10 inches of super wet and heavy snow.  However, the snow did...

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One hundred words for snow
On Monday my boss at Sky Meadows State Park gave me and Michelle, another new employee, the day to hit as many trails as possible.  The day wasn't ideal weather for hiking, but we still enjoyed our day outdoors exploring the park.  The going was often slow ...

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New Job At Sky Meadows State Park!
Sky and Meadowsof Sky Meadows State Park Me in my new uniform! I am happy to report that I am newly employed at Virginia's Sky Meadow State Park as the Volunteer and Special Event Coordinator!  I'm really excited about this position because it will allow me...

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Let's go for a Walk (part 2)
... continuing our walk from last week  ... Come on! We're heading into the pine groove that Ansel planted over 30 years ago.  The trees are tall, and dark with a soft, quiet, carpet of moss and a few pine needles (loads of needles help insulate tender plan...

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Let's go for a walk
 Come on! Let's go for a walk! What'd you say? Are the dogs coming?  Of course, they're going outside, too.  Oh!  They just heard a magic word.  Outside !  Did someone say outside! ? Here we go, out through the yard on a grassy path through a mix of yellow ...

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Doodle for Creativity
I haven't been taking as many photos lately as I usually do.  It's a combination of not carrying my phone as often since reception is spotty among the blue ridge mountains, and being too absorbed in seeing things that I forget that I have a camera.  I am tr...

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Drawing with String
This winter I took up a new hobby, embroidery, in order to make some Christmas presents and be busy during these super cold winter days.  I found an old embroidery hoop down in the basement, and remembered getting pillowcases that my Grandma Erwin had made ...

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2014 fall paintings
I haven't shared my paintings from 2014, and wanted to share my nature inspired artwork with you. The beginning of 2014 was artistically/creatively consumed by my children's story project in which I wrote and illustrated a story about Silly dog.  You can c...

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Favorite photos from 2014
My friend, Roberta, at Growing with Science , has posted her favorite insect photos from 2014!  Many bloggers,  Arizona: beetles, bugs, birds and more , enjoy posting year end reviews, and I am no exception since starting my blog in 2012.  Here are links to...

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A Year on Bolduc Ln
One of the interests commonly shared by many naturalists is the marking of the seasons.  There are several naturalists who were made famous by their books on this theme.  Aldo Leopold's, A Sand County Almanac , and Edwin Way Teale's series The American Seas...
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