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A Little Refreshment -- Erbie, Arkansas "'To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, ...
A Little Refreshment -- Erbie, Arkansas
"'To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.'"
—Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

A fresh fern frond deep in the woods of northwestern Arkansas... These little plants formed a forest canopy of their own about a foot off the ground as far as the eye could see through the trees. It was a magical little nook in the woods.
Every Living Creature Responds To Light -- Fort Collins, Colorado "When the sun rises over the horizon...
Every Living Creature Responds To Light -- Fort Collins, Colorado

"When the sun rises over the horizon,
the butterfly emerges to dance in its brilliant light.
It flickers its colorful wings with euphoria,
To celebrate all the beauty found
in the majestic garden of life.

When the moon arrives in the darkness,
The moth appears at the disappearance of sunlight.
It flickers its pale wings as it shakes from its deep slumber,
To go search for food
To carry it through the night.

The moth prefers the moon and detests the sun,
while the butterfly loves the sun and hides from the moon.
Every living creature responds to light,
But depending on the amount of light you have inside,
Determines which lamp in the sky
Your heart will swoon."

― Suzy Kassem, The Moth and the Butterfly

A green-eyed Corn Earworm moth ( Helicoverpa zea ) sips nectar from a small red flower in the late afternoon...
Baby Female Box Turtle ( Terrapene carolina ) -- Bingham, IL This is Tilly, the teeny, tiny, turtle,...
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