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An indoor day

November 30, 2013 - If it was just me, I'd have been outside exploring the natural world—but today, a fiercely cold and windy one, I had oth...
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Into the leaves

November 29, 2013 - With the football game over, the feast enjoyed, and the dishes finally washed—well, most of them—my grand-daughter Stasi...
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A veggie turkey

November 28, 2013 - When I went shopping for all things Thanksgiving a couple of days ago, little did I know what all the requests—very spec...
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A moth invasion

November 27, 2013 - In early to mid November, after most of the night-flying moths have succumbed to the first hard frosts, a newcomer arriv...
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About to float

November 26, 2013 - Today was yet another day without fresh photography, and little wonder: it was gray and increasingly warm, with a foreca...
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Getting ready for the crowd

November 25, 2013 - This is going to be a mostly non-nature-photographic week. In its place, as has been the case in past years, so there's...
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The first winter's day

November 24, 2013 - By my astronomical calendar, the first day of winter is not going to be here for nearly four weeks: Saturday, 21 Decembe...
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The demon woodpecker

November 22, 2013 - This was one of those days that proved so busy that I never actually got any of the cameras out of their respective case...
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For JFK

November 22, 2013 - It's hard for me to believe that 50 years—a half century—have passed since that awful day in Dallas when John Fitzgerald...
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Ice sculpture

November 20, 2013 - A noisy, mini-cold front moved through last night and dropped the temperature into the mid-20s. But by daybreak, the win...
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An inquisitive waxwing

November 20, 2013 - Despite the chill, there were plenty of birds whose paths crossed mine this morning. Most were not happy I was around. A...
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Turtlehead: The next generation

November 19, 2013 - Yesterday's warmth departed on strong and chill winds, and though the previous afternoon's sunshine brought the Autumn M...
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An embarrassing mistake

November 18, 2013 - It continued raining in the morning, and it remained very warm—near 60 by the time the sun came out in the afternoon. In...
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Lurid beauty

November 17, 2013 - It rained for a good part of the afternoon, and frankly, even though I hoped for decent hiking weather, I'll take the pr...
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A truly hardy cyclamen

November 15, 2013 - I have a long and, until recently, not particularly happy relationship with plants in the genus Cyclamen. There are abou...
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The sycamore revealed

November 15, 2013 - We're in a bit of a warming trend and this morning, the temperature never got below freezing so my walk was relatively c...
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The pond ice makes a start

November 14, 2013 - Right before the sun rose, the thermometer read 21 degrees F.—I have pictures of the device... of course, I have picture...
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The end of the aster season, for now

November 13, 2013 - November can be a month of firsts: the premier snow flakes, the debut of pond ice, and the initial silvering of meadow g...
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The season's first snow

November 12, 2013 - We were warned, and for once, well, twice (at least), both the Weather Channel and the National Weather Service were cor...
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The really, truly last of the odonates for 2013?

November 10, 2013 - I have counted out the Autumn Meadowhawks before, but each time I've declared that the adult odonate season is really, t...
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Apple pie mission

November 10, 2013 - This weekend, which marks Veteran's Day and which for some people features a Monday holiday—not me, unless, of course, y...
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A semi-Indian Summer dusk

November 09, 2013 - The day started out a smidgeon over the freezing mark, and it warmed quite a bit from there. Since we've had a genuine k...
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The rise of the winter sky

November 08, 2013 - Thanks to a "lightning deal" on Amazon, I was able to afford a close-to-pro-level tripod, something I've needed for year...
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Gone to seed

November 07, 2013 - Praise the powers that be, it rained all day, and while the three-quarters of an inch of moisture we received will only...
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The old regulator

November 05, 2013 - In many posts, I've referred to a millpond, and it's the real thing. The dam I've highlighted was built to create the po...
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The first ice of the season

November 05, 2013 - Most of the time, when I have to choose between several likely photos to highlight and write about, I'll opt for the bes...
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Still hoppin'

November 04, 2013 - It was chilly overnight, and in the low 30s by daybreak, so I wasn't all that upset that I couldn't get out early and wa...
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Autumn in slow burn

November 03, 2013 - I had missed the morning passage of the Canada Geese Express—that collection of large numbers of waterfowl moving from t...
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All berried up for winter

November 02, 2013 - I covered a lot of ground today, a beautifully warm one that, since we've already had a killing frost. would have to qua...
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Peepers on the move

November 01, 2013 - The post-World-Series end-of-the-season hang-over was mercifully short-lived—coffee and a good night's sleep work miracl...
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