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The birds and the bees of butterflies

We got our six-year-old a butterfly habitat for her birthday. Essentially, it’s a mesh enclosure that comes with a gift certificate for caterpillars. The caterpillars were quiet at first, but after a few days, they got active and started spinning themselves into their cocoons. Ten days later, butterflies emerged. So we took them to the …

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Monday Morning

Monday morning, from 10 to 11

The magic happens every day, even on a Monday morning, but I don’t always take the time to stop and notice. In just an hour of paying attention: The air is the perfect temperature – not so warm or cold as to demand attention. Watching an artist become The little one exploring – getting familiar …

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My favorite photos of 2011

I’m still learning to use my new camera, but I sure got a lot of practice with all our adventure this year. Here are some of my favorite photos.   We learned that bears like to eat dandelions   My daughter discovered the most fascinating animal at the zoo   I spent a little time in our …

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I thought I’d share these poppies for a little color bling for this end of summer post. Monday was our seventh wedding anniversary. Seven years, and I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. I know I’m lucky to spend my life surrounded by so much love. Now that we’ve risen to the challenge of …

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Change is constant

Can you believe the leaves are turning already? It doesn’t matter how hard it is for me too keep up; change is constant. To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.                  ~Walt Whitman

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