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As I took these photos, with my camera focused at the surface of a shallow pool, a little girl watched me.  I heard her mother’s encouraging words, “Go ask her what she’s doing.  Go ahead.”  She took a few steps toward me before deciding that the bird flying by was far more fascinating.  Her mom studied the water’s surface for a few moments though, and then with an acknowledging smile, she trailed off after her little one.

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You can learn more about the Arnold Arboretum, and all its great diversity, here.

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I knew it was going to be a long day of traveling from site to site, and so I told a friend that I would send him dispatches from the road.

Instead, I find myself choosing to share some dispatches from the kitchen as part of a quick coffee break. 

Okay, a last sip, and then back out into the day. Have a good one, folks. 😉

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I remember a furry little friend discovering my tealight candles.  She turned around and tried to pretend she hadn’t been poking her face where she shouldn’t but somehow the scorched whiskers gave her away.

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the oak tree

Windows On The World is a series on The Paris Review website where writers share the world they see through their windows.  Once I read the latest entry by Taiye Selasi about her view from her room in Italy, I could not help but get up and peer through the windows of the place where I live.  I live in one of the densest cities in the U.S., and yet I am surrounded by just the right amount of tall trees, clambering vines, pigeons, sparrows, sea gulls, squirrels, raucous blue jays and occasional hawks to feel immersed in the wild.  Of course when I step out my front door I feel a bit differently.  I am most lucky because of the oak tree.  Here is how it influences my view this morning.

steve's books piled high

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I was staring at this picture I’d taken of a daffodil, trying to figure out its name, when that fellow in my life walked by and said, “That looks like a tornado,” and then he walked on.  What do you see? 😉

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… perhaps butterflies do too.

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