Category Archives: Environment

A Day For Sauntering

I like to go for walks on the Nebraska Cowboy Trail. It’s a very long area of real estate that used to be railroad right of way. The actual trail stretches through several counties, so people rarely go for regular … Continue reading

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Charles Richter’s Scale

People like to compare things so we can wrap our minds around difficult concepts and events. For instance, there have long been means of comparing the severity of hurricanes and tornadoes.  If you’ve ever experienced a tremor or a full … Continue reading

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Sky Awareness

The sky is everpresent.  The sky is the part of our world that can be breathtakingly beautiful and at times, very frightening.  We would not exist without the sky.  Most of us only usually take notice of the sky when … Continue reading

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Dark Sky

There is an abandoned farmstead northwest of my town I drive to whenever there is a forecast for aurora activity, meteor showers, or those times I just want to look at the night sky.  The area has the least amount … Continue reading

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Appreciate Weeds

Now that Nebraska weather is transforming into warmth again, it’s time to brace myself for lawn care season.  Fortunately, most of my neighbors are not lawn purists.  Like me, they haul out the mowers every week or so to shorten the … Continue reading

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Save The Spiders

I looked up from the book I had been reading to glance at the cone-shaped candle holder on the nearby table. A small, grey spider was running endlessly around the edge of the container in orbit around the flame. She … Continue reading

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