cat’s paws

these diminutive shells caught my attention one day as I walked along the beach on north captiva island in florida. while picking a small hatful, I thought to myself how much they looked like cat’s paws. later that day I learned, with some delight, what they are called: cat’s paws.

north captiva island, gulf coast of florida

 

  • margie says:

    they look like duck foot prints

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flying lessons

it has only been a week since i introduced you to our girls.  as you can see, they are getting wing feathers already.  and they are loving trying them out.  this one is effie.  she was the first to escape the brooder.  she pretty much comes and goes as she pleases now.  and it is only week two.  we are in so much trouble.

golden buff (aka cinnamon comet) chicks

saint paul, minnesota

  • That is so sweet! I remember when I had chicks some years ago and was so shocked to see how fast they grew. One week they were cute and fluffy and the next we were chasing them around the house.

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  • Michele says:

    She’s a little poser!

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    • still says:

      Too funny, that is exactly what my husband said :-)

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puff

this stem has been sitting in a ball jar on my table since last summer.  it is has held up impressively well for something meant to disperse with the wind.

goat’s beard seed cluster

saint paul, minnesota

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convergence

so here is a mediterranean doric column covered with boreal forest lichens.  my two favorite regions on earth in one image.

lichen covered limb

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota

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something green

today when i went out for my daily walk, i had it in mind that i would look for something, anything, green. it has been a long run of brown twigs and seed pods.  well, i found some green on my walk, some interesting lichens on a very old branch.  which i will share with you tomorrow.  because, after i got home, i saw that my intrepid little fig tree tucked away in the corner of my dining room had some brand new limey-green leaves catching the afternoon sun.  green was under my nose the whole time.

fig tree, new growth

saint paul, minnesota

  • Sian says:

    Beautiful : )

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