Spicebush Swallowtail

On our walk today we encountered so many lovely sights, sounds, smells, textures…. It seems to me that the meadow is perhaps the best place to observe the peaceful pace of nature at the height of summer, in Carolinian Canada. [Image: A female Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly rests on a purple flower, in a meadow.]

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Eastern Redbud by a Brook

Nestled throughout my city are woodland paths along babbling brooks and beautiful forests. Come with me, and enjoy the sounds and sights of my stop along the path yesterday, to enjoy the pretty brook, singing birds, and a gorgeous Eastern Redbud in bloom. [Video description: A brook flows, birds sing, and the video slowly pans,…

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Humbling and Refreshing

This morning I step into the quiet of the forest just off the beaten path, and suddenly I am in an almost entirely different world. Yes, the cars are still audible in the distance, barely, but now I am in a beautiful and lush Carolinian forest, surrounded, everywhere, by what nature chooses for Herself. I…

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