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That’s better

The needlepoint is slightly lacking. Look at this: The highlight lacks subtly. This second leaf is much better———->   So…rather than tearing the whole thing out and redoing, if a thread of of the darker blue is stitched randomly on … Continue reading

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Irma

  14:48 in the Piedmont. The storm formerly known as Irma is sputtering its way through South Carolina. Apparently Charleston’s  been flooded out. Here, just some normal rain with the occasional gust. So best to stay indoors and needlepoint. And … Continue reading

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It’s back. 

Adventures all over. Time to get back to the real world. Welcome back to the lamest blog on the internet. But at least there’s this nice image of a butterfly. 

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Hiatus

Major statewide beekeeper conferences. Vacation. Emergency weeks gone to help a friend. A total solar eclipse. Damn bees keep swarming. Large plant Id project to complete. Crafty time is limited to making bee equipment and mending. Damn it! There is … Continue reading

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Fluffies to come

Chionanthus virginicus, Fringe Tree, Old Man’s Beard, is a small shrub or tree in the olivefamily, often multi trunked, native to the southeastern United States. It is a common garden tree, tolerating air pollution and a wide variety of soil … Continue reading

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Figuring out Juglandaceae: Shagbark hickory

Back to the Juglandaceas! The common eating nuts (walnuts and pecans) have been covered, so now it’s the hickories, some of which are tasty and some of which are not, but even the tasty ones are a pain to get to, with … Continue reading

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New Years Eve

Last day of the year. Get yourself out and enjoy some nature. Maybe you’ll get lucky and see some really cool fungus. Or maybe you’ll find a cool tree killed by rodents. Although if the weather is really nasty, staying … Continue reading

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