Tag Archives: nature

Another Day, Another Bounty of Garbage #makeAmericabeautifulagain #pickupyourtrash

Picking up trash started as a hobby, as just another way to enjoy the outdoors while doing something for the environment. It’s quickly turning into an obsession. “I see trash. Trash is everywhere.”

Picking Up After Others #makeAmericabeautifulagain #leaveonlyfootprints

I have a favorite pond near where I work. It’s small, roughly a half mile in diameter and shaped like a stretched-out kidney. It often plays host to dozens of pond sliders (turtles), minnow-like fish, and large birds such as blue herons and egrets. The pond sits across the intersection, diagonal to my office building. […]
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Searching and Listening #MondayBlogs #Nature #Florida

I don’t know what I want. I can’t return to the past, even if Ted’s house was still standing, its original architecture intact. This city–Tallahassee–nor the state itself has opened my heart like a tin can.

Real Florida for Real Thanks Giving #RealFlorida #Nature #Photography

Fall colors in Florida are nothing like the fall colors I grew up with in New York, but after 30 years living here, I have to say it can get pretty colorful here.

One Day in the Life of Me #socialanxiety #9to5life #yoga

Please don’t doubt that I know I’m lucky to have a full-time job with benefits. Still, my fuse is short and my sensitivity to principle is deep.

Before I Go Off into La-La Land #roseatespoonbill #natureismychurch

Although I perceive myself to be in good health, the number of chronic and acute aches and pains I’ve been experiencing lately really challenge that perception.

Moths and Memoir #MondayBlogs #moths #memoir @cinthiaritchie1

One of the few things I like about my work place is my immediate access to nature. Why, just the other day a moth tried to hitch a ride on my leg. When I tried to transfer it to a tree, it went trekking up my arm like nobody’s business. I did manage to change […]
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More of “How I Spent My Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary” #bughunting #nature

Lest you think all we did for our thirtieth wedding anniversary was go for a fourteen-mile bike ride, here’s a continuation of the happy day. We went bug hunting. Well, actually, my husband was the bug hunter. I took pictures. While the bike ride was refreshing, standing around in the hot, humid air of a […]
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Orchids and Publishing News Redux #writingcommunity #ampublished

I have it: America’s Emerging Literary Fiction Writers! It is beyond my vocabulary to describe how I feel at seeing my name in a list of published writers. (And how grateful I am that my last name begins with “B.”) By the way, if you use the link above to purchase or any other volume by […]
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Orchids, Butterflies, and Publishing News #MondayBlogs #amwriting

No excuses. Life is busy, and if some of my absence from social media is because I’m living in the moment, well, won’t you join me? In spite of the news (which I only see when I dare to look, which is less often these days), there’s joy to be found. First up: orchids. About […]
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