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That quote from the Wizard of Oz is, to mix books a bit, really more like something from Dr. Seuss’ To Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street, where the story keeps getting bigger and bigger until it deflates at the end. I didn’t actually see lions or tigers or bears, but I did see at least one very unusual thing, one imaginative thing, and many lovely things.  And to think that I saw them at McDowell Forest Preserve!

The morning was a chilly one and evidently there hadn’t been any people out recently because as I came to a turn in the path and looked up, I saw two deer, a doe and a buck. As I only had my phone, you’ll have to look closely.

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When my eyes turned to the path, I saw another doe, and as I got a bit closer, her dilemma was clear:  “Should I stay or should I go?”

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Hooked

Posted: April 5, 2019 in Nature
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This little guy looks pretty cool…until he comes anywhere near your socks or fleece or hair.  Then the reason behind those little hooks becomes apparent…and almost impossible to remove.  That’s the bad part.  The good part is that the burdock burr was the inspiration behind Velcro.  I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked!

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© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

And for those who don’t like “frames”

for Six Word Saturday

Yesterday morning I took a walk in the park and found spring.   There were definite signs of spring, mostly green. New grass poked through the detritus of winter.  On a dead tree, green moss flourished.  Even the cool air felt like the cool of spring promising warmth to come, rather than the relative warmth of winter with the underlying cold edge to it that says, “Not yet.”  Somehow the same temperature in spring feels different from that of winter.

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