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Pastor's Blog

The Sunset

October 16, 2018

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Near the time of sunset Saturday, a horizon-wide quilt of small, cotton puff clouds happened to be spreading from the west towards us when the sun’s last rays painted the clouds a rich pink, send

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The American Oil Beetle

October 9, 2018

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Yesterday I wrapped a forty pound concrete block in an old blanket, dropped it in Katie’s backpack, and took it out to the Navarino Wildlife Area.  I became quite familiar with the concept of gr

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The Dusky Gopher Frog

October 2, 2018

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Since last week’s trip to the Navarino Wildlife Area, whoever is in charge over there took the caterpillar track trail clearer machine out in the woods, flattening numerous saplings, some oaks ev

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The Fungus Humungous

September 25, 2018

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Lots of mushrooms are growing in the woods.

The yellow one is called the American East

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The Next Reformation

September 18, 2018

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I was a little sheepish about admitting I was trying to talk to tundra swans out at the Navarino Wildlife area.  Yet duck hunters apparently talk to ducks so they can eat them.  Compared to that,

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The Showy Sunflowers

September 11, 2018

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Growing in the gaps between curbs and sidewalks and between the sidewalk and the home on the corner of Monroe and Crooks, Showy Sunflowers have now formed a tall, flowery wall around that home.

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The Squirrel Part 2

September 5, 2018

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We have a rectangular, concrete step for the side door of our house that was poured on our driveway that is immediately adjacent to our house.

When you’re facing the house, against the ho

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Happy Trails

August 21, 2018

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The Comb Tooth Fungus and the Great Black Wasp (They have their time and place)

I hav

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The Rowan Tree

August 14, 2018

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Yesterday, along the Fox River Trail, I noticed a scattering of coneflowers that were flowers no more but only cones, brown on dried stems, their seeds either in the cones still or having fallen ou

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The Orange Fungi

August 6, 2018

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The Orange Fungi

After writing for three hours, I spent the rest of one of my mornings at

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