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We all wish for 5 more minutes
Indian Ranch, 2019
“Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.”
– William Shakespeare
“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”
Harvest moon changes its hue as it rises in the sky over East Glen Drive, Taunton
The Moon was but a Chin of Gold
A Night or two ago –
And now she turns Her perfect Face
Upon the World below –
Her Forehead is of Amplest Blonde –
Her Cheek – a Beryl hewn –
Her Eye unto the Summer Dew
The likest I have known –
Her Lips of Amber never part –
But what must be the smile
Upon Her Friend she could confer
Were such Her Silver Will –
And what a privilege to be
But the remotest Star –
For Certainty She take Her Way
Beside Your Palace Door –
Her Bonnet is the Firmament –
The Universe – Her Shoe –
The Stars – the Trinkets at Her Belt –
Her Dimities – of Blue.
These insects get their name because they have very long front legs that they hold in a position that reminds people of praying.
Praying mantis is the only insect that has stereo-vision.
This means that the mantis can look at the same spot with both eyes, which lets it determine distances more accurately. Some species have distinct body shapes that make the insects look like branches, flowers, or leaves. The most common praying mantis color is green, but it can range from brownish colors and tones to camouflage its body among its environment.
Below: Mantis on Basil plant
Below: On shrubs
Posted signs surround the Splash Pad. No Dogs Allowed in the splash pad. Some folks just don’t get it.
Sunset over Plymouth Harbor
American Goldfinches are unusual among goldfinches in molting their body feathers twice a year, once in late winter and again in late summer. The brightening yellow of male goldfinches each spring is one welcome mark of approaching warm months.