Birds of a Feather: Tree Swallow

Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, Valparaiso, Indiana Handsome aerialists with deep-blue iridescent backs and clean white fronts, Tree Swallows are a familiar sight in summer fields and wetlands across northern North America. They chase after flying insects with acrobatic twists and turns, their steely blue-green feathers flashing in the sunlight. Tree Swallows nest in tree cavities; […]

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Skipping Out On Spring

No Winter Last Forever, No Spring Skips Its Turn…expect this Spring! April 19 in Indiana.

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If Light

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home. – Rumi  

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Hope Is The Thing

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on the soul – and sings the tune without the words – and never stops at all. – Emily Dickinson  

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Blue Moon: March 31, 2018

Despite the cloudy, windy, freezing my butt off conditions, I managed to catch a glimpse of the last monthly Blue Moon until 2020.  The next seasonal Blue Moon will happen on May 18, 2019, but per the newer definition of the term, the next monthly Blue Moon won’t occur until Oct. 31, 2020. full moon […]

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Standing Underneath The Light of Your Halo: 22º Halo

Sunday, March 25, 2018: 1:00 P.M. (Central) I was standing outside this afternoon, looking up at the sky in the most incredible shades of blue with these streaking white clouds, admiring it in amazement when I spotted what I thought to be a small rainbow in the sky. As I traced the rainbow streak with […]

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Birds of a Feather: Sandhill Crane

There was lots of action in the sky over Merrillville this morning. I wonder where they come from and where they are headed? Apparently this area is a key staging area for cranes, however, they seemed confused flying in sporadic patterns. I thought to believe cranes migrated south for the winter. This is only the […]

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