This spot is one of my favorites on the trail when I ride. It is obviously overgrown but it is teaming with life. There’s a towhee family in here, wrens, Brown thrashers who alarm everytime a bike comes by (I imagine they don’t get a lot of rest when folks are getting off work). I’ve seen a great blue heron in here, goldfinch, heard the flickers tonight and some downy woodpeckers... man I do love a shrubby and overgrown edge.


Leo?? Maybe??

We now have three bull frogs in the pond. This one showed up a couple of weeks ago. I can’t say for sure but size wise he’s about the right size to be Leo.  When we are watching one another he feels familiar to me.. makes me wonder where he’s been and why he came back.. 


Beech Drops

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.

~ Anne Lamott



As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

~ Henry David Thoreau



Monkey Slug

Because sometimes nature throws you a true wild card knowing how much you love insects and creepy crawlies as well as something completely new to marvel at while playing a hiding game - totally got caught because I was messing with it. I will never be older than 10 when it comes to insects.