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Setting Moon

There have been some issues with the blog overnight, I learned this morning, so am not sure this will post, will post correctly or will persist in the corrupted blog database.Don't ask me. I just type here. I am hoping our ever-vigilant server buddy will be able to untangle the wires that the rats have chewed up and reconnect Fragments properly for the foreseeable future--whatever fiction that refers to.So here is a morning shot just before the moon dipped below the treeline out my office window.Why does it feel like Friday already? And what does that possibly¬†have to do with … Continue Reading ››

What Writing Spiders Write

p1010219writingspider-680Whatever it is (if anything more than the zigzag of z's below center stage) they'd better write it quickly and close up shop.The cool damp makes sluggish morning spiders easy enough victims of bird breakfasts that I'd expect to see more wings across the field after a dewy dawn.But then, I wouldn't want to fly head first into a sticky web for a mouthful of spider.Overnight temps into the upper thirties are expected within a week, and smoke will once again curl out of the chimney--off and on, to start--then only … Continue Reading ››

Fungal Fancy

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We did not get out to view the bioluminescence of this cluster of Jack'o'lantern mushrooms last night due to the much-needed rain.It is raining still. And the [ look carefully ]¬†unknown salamander, I suppose, is happy as a pig in mud, sheltered from fat drops and hungry would-be predators on its perch under the large orange fungal umbrella.This mushroom is (apparently often) mistaken for delicious edible orange chanterelles, but only by those who don't bother to … Continue Reading ››