Blog Fog

October 8, 2014

As I gain more followers, many of you ask- “What’s it like to blog?”

Blogging to me is like fog in the morning.

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It clouds my vision, covering all things conscious, with possibility. What kind of possibility?

The possibility of beautiful.

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Of course, there is the beautiful I have always known: such as beauty in the sunrise,

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and in the sunset,

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and in the changing of the seasons.

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But now there are things I am noticing anew: like beauty in the small things

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and in the dreaded things.

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the dreaded poison sumac

There is also beauty in what I have learned: like the identification of this pine warbler,

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and the identification of this Fall mushroom, hen-of- the-woods. Although I have not yet tasted these
delicacies, I recently learned Β they are delicious.

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There is also beauty in what I have yet to learn. For example, when I saw this swarm of yellow
jackets, from past experience, I knew I should run.

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These aggressive fellows will viciously chase their offender and are capable of stinging multiple
times, but the blog fog made me stay and search for their beauty.

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I am so glad I did because beauty is what I found, for when they broke apart I discovered the queen
in the middle. She was huge.

She appeared to be mating which I thought happened in the Spring? and why all of the spectators? If
anyone can shed light on this unusual phenomena, I would appreciate it.

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Did you know, the queen bee leaves some eggs unfertilized and they develop into the male drones which
are responsible for fertilization? Unfertilized eggs develop and fertilize? Wow! There is a lot of power
in those feminine wings.

I realize some of you are feeling a bit hot and bothered, by the bees in your bonnet, so let me throw a
little ice on the subject.

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After this ferocious hail storm, I was treated to a spectacular peacock promenade.

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DSCN2312Thanks

for

visiting.

You

are

appreciated!

Latest Comments

  1. Lynne says:

    Julie, you live in such a beautiful place! You and your family are blessed. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  2. Marcia says:

    Love, it, Julie! And you are very brave to stay near those yellow jackets!

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  3. Becky says:

    So fun, thanks for doing this blog. I hope everyday that you will have posted something new.

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  4. Bethula says:

    Oh Julie, how can you like my simple words? I opened a marvellous & miracle cave with fantastic choice of words and the most beautiful photos… Thank you sharing this with us πŸ™‚

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  5. Apple Hill Cottage says:

    Yes. Beauty is in the large and small things everywhere around us, as you so wonderfully photograph! Those bees are amazing! I’m thinking they were too busy to notice you. πŸ™‚

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  6. Penny says:

    Wonderful!

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  7. avian101 says:

    Beautiful pictures! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Eddie Two Hawks says:

    great photos with wonderful variety

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