...They are this notable thing, this wheel of many parts,
that can rise and spin over and over again,
full of gorgeous life.
I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.
as though I had wings.
~from Starlings in Winter by Mary Oliver
|The narrator on the left, by the harp|
|labyrinth at the college|
|fountain at the Botanical Gardens|
|The big beautiful silver maple at the Botanical Gardens|
|Holding down the fort|
|View of our house from the main road (the dead tree on the left was cut up for firewood)|
|Our beautiful maple tree in our front yard|
|View from our front yard|
|Leaf couple holding hands|
|Another leaf couple|
|Can you see me?|
|The woolybear caterpillar who is overwintering with us (he will turn into a Isabella tiger moth)|
joining the cecropia moth caterpillar already residing here. The boys do love insects!
|A type of ground beetle|
|Pregnant praying mantis|
|Fungi under one of our play stumps|