Nature Mandala

Last week the Evanston Park District challenged people to create nature mandalas. I found time to make this today.

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Prompt Image 503 : 18 January 2020

This week I’m inspired to post nostalgic photos of swans.

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Oregon State University archives, 1948

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Lincoln Park Zoo, Field Museum Archives, 1900

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State Library of New South Wales, 1035

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Lincoln Park Zoo, Field Museum Archives, 1900

Discovering Shinrin-Yoku — Dream Beautiful Fly High

 

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More on Forest Bathing, my new pasttime.

Whenever we visit my husband’s family in England I really look forward to walking in the nature reserve near their home. Formerly a farm, the nature reserve is now 33 hectares of wildflower meadows, woodland, ancient hedgerows and ponds. While we are visiting I walk there most days. I refer to it as my “happy […]

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Flower of the Day Challenge

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I’m pretty sure this is my first Flower of the Day (FOTD) post. It’s hosted by Cee of Cee’s Photography. I love how it’s a chance to notice and share beauty.

I think I’ll start by just joining once or twice a week. It has spurred me to visit the Botanical Garden nearby.

Bucky

My pal Marty’s new pet. Bucky is a Patagonian mara, “also known as

The mara is another large rodent from the same family as the guinea pig, although they resemble a rabbit or a small deer, with long limbs and hoof-like feet. They are native to Argentina and inhabit area of grasslands or areas with a high density of shrub cover, living in communal dens where the pups of up to 20 pairs are raised.

Reference

“Patagonia Mara.” (n.d.). 5 Intriguing Animals in Argentina and Where to Find Them. Australia and Patagonia. Retrieved from https://blogpatagonia.australis.com/animals-in-argentina/ on May 2019.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of eyes. What delightful photos will you share?

If you want to see more fun fotos of feathers, click here.

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Which Way Challenge

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Temple in Taipei

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

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Painting – LaSalle St., Chicago

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Which Way Challenge

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Kyoto, Japan

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

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Beijing Hutong

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Gate, China

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Which Way Challenge

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Chinese waterway, in a River Town near Shanghai

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

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In Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Woods in Northern California

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