Rock Art. "Spray painted by lichen, grooved by waves of an ancient sea. Nature sets a high standard for beauty." —CB
Fire. "These injuries at the base of trees in Lost River State Park, WV, were likely caused by fires many decades ago, either arson or lightening. Remember that old wounds can leave lasting scars, so avoid fanning any flames." —CB
“Fire is as natural in our forests as rain, but not necessarily when started by humans.” —CB
Treasures Lost. American chestnut burrs along North Mountain Trail, WV.
“The sweetness of all things are promises/ That sing our souls a little further on/ Toward that which may be found in what is lost/ Which may come back again of what is gone.” —Trumbull Stickney from his poem, “Chestnuts in November”
Sign language. “Clues to the mysterious lives of Others.”—CB
Winter. Some things really do die, like annual flowers or a summer fling, but Nature never dies because She can recycle death. Me, it’s all I can do to get my aluminum to town, and I even get money for that. Lattice Puffball fungus (Calostoma spp).
The Web. "If life is a web, there must be a spider somewhere. I just didn’t expect him to walk on water." (water spider) —Chris Bolgiano