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I haven’t forgotten about you

told you I love nature

told you I love nature

I know this year I have written the fewest posts since I started back in Summer of 2011, but please be assured that I am not stopping this journey of blogging.  I just got hit with a period where I just didn’t feel very motivated to write very much.

You’ll probably be happy to hear then that I have several posts that I am working on now and they will be available soon.  I am also hoping to be able to do at least three posts per week.

In the meantime however, there is plenty of material here already.  So much that it would take you quite some time to read it all.  Thousands of posts that either I wrote personally or reposted that I think you will enjoy quite a bit.

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Whether its talking about my childhood spent outdoors that I need to expand upon, my love for Linux, or just random rants  such as this and that  .  I also love to write about my fondness of nature   I have no doubt there is something for everything in what I write.

With that being said:

Don’t you….forget about me!

Lovely walk in May part 1

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I am so privileged to live as close to Rock Creek Park as I do. It is a privilege I have been able to enjoy for most of my life and one that I am able to make full use of.  In fact i was just there yesterday.  While I was there I was able to enjoy the nice spring weather at last as this year old man winter just refused to go back home.

It was during this nice long walk that I noticed several springs that have survived only because of there being a part of Rock Creek Park. This is noteworthy because the Washington, DC area was once blessed with many of them.

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It was on the banks of one of these springs one day that I lifted up a rock and found a crayfish while on a hill.  I was rather surprised to find it where I did as it was as i would expect crayfish to be closer to the creek on lower terrain.   I talked to my  sister about it for a while then put him back and we continued our walk.  It was also next to the skeleton of a deer but if your wondering who killed the deer I’ll tell you one thing….

It wasn’t me. 

Interesting thing about that day was in fact that it was more likely to be summertime but thats OK because while I didn’t know it at the time I was at a spring.

Oh, well. part 2 is coming up soon.

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Utter Insanity

There are times when I read stories that truly anger me, and this is certainly one of them.  I realize that all humans suffer from imperfection and all but there are things we do that truly are on the planet of ridiculousness.   Case in point this story of a woman that thought it was a good idea to leave a baby alone with raccoons.

Isn’t that crazy!

Oh, it gets worse, some relative of her when visited by reported was rather hostile and rather than showing appropriate concern for the child that was injured, chose instead to deflect to talk about some dogs that were left unattended and apparently killed a child.  While that is an awful situation, there is a time and a place for everything. In this context, we’re not talking about irresponsible dog owners, we are talking about an irresponsible mother.   Who should not have left a child so young alone for any reason and especially not with wild animals.

Thankfully the child will be alright and the animals were found to be free of rabies, but it could have been a lot worse.