Category Archives: nature

2017 Summer Pictures: Lakes in Bavaria, Castles in Switzerland, Fearsome Knights and More

My favorite 2017 Summer Pictures

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Standing Rock: Clean Water for All of Us

“Water Is Life” No debate about that. Thousands of people from all over the world gathered last fall 2016 at Standing Rock Reservation for a camp out. The Dakota tribe protested the pipeline because the DAPL violated tribal autonomy, desecrated … Continue reading

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Timbisha–A Marble-ous Poem

Timbisha, a poem by Beverly Rubik. This was written on a New Year’s trip to Death Valley, California.

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Full-Blown Apricot Bird Defense

When you thought, no stranger things than a “bra” can happen, look at this. Well, I had to protect my miracle tree this year. We have tons of grackles that can empty a whole fig tree in a day. So … Continue reading

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Francisco’s Unusual Horticultural Advice

One fine spring morning, the doorbell rang unexpectedly. A little aggravated I jumped up from my computer and suspiciously pulled the door open. Could have only been special delivery or preacher guys this time of day. Francisco stood there smack … Continue reading

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