Saturday, November 30, 2013

Weekend Wishes

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Day After Thanksgiving

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Best of luck to those who enjoy Black Friday.  Personally, I can’t think of any electronic item that’s worth the misery of crowds and crack of dawn, plus, I HATE the rabid consumerism pushed thru TV commercials.  Around Bon Bon Pond we are continuing the proud tradition of supporting the lesser advertised (hmmm, wonder why?) day after Thanksgiving event.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

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For forests tall and oceans deep
For canyons wide and mountains steep
For sunset skies of pink and gold
For every sunrise we behold
For Winter's snow and Springtime's thaw
For Summer's warmth and Autumn's awe
For roofs that keep the rain away
For walls that hold it all at bay
For work that puts food on the table
For health and rest to keep us able
For friends and family around us
For years to come, may they surround us
For soldiers fighting for our peace
For days to come when wars may cease
For hope, so burdens won't enslave us
For thy forgiveness which will save us
For feast, and those with whom we share it
For loving hands that did prepare it
For all that makes this life worth living
We take this time on this Thanksgiving
To bow our heads and bend a knee
And pause to look around and see
For all that was, is, and shall be
We have none to thank, Oh Lord, but thee.
--Eddie Mallonen

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Hanukkah

Thanks Friends!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thoughts for the Hectic Holiday Week Ahead

A gentle reminder to turn to the  outdoors 
during times of stress and high expectations.   
Mother Nature is a wonderful listener.

Monday, November 25, 2013

White Ribbon Day

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Please join our friend Leo in observing  
White Ribbon Day,
a worldwide observance dedicated to 
confronting and ending domestic violence.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Have a Great Sunday!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Enjoy Your Autumn Weekend!

Friday, November 22, 2013

In Memorium

Migration Update

The colder temps appear here to stay 
and the waterfowl are on the move.   
Stay safe, sweet friends.   
See you in the spring.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I Heart Trains

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Creepy Crawlies Report

The name alone, Wolf spider, sounds ferocious but these solitary nocturnal creepy crawlies, while startling, are seldom dangerous, biting only when provoked. 

Known for their excellent eyesight and keen hunting abilities, Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Ancient Greek word "λύκος" meaning "wolf" and can be found in a wide range of habitats ranging from shrub lands to woodlands, wet coastal forests to  alpine meadows, and even suburban gardens.

There are more than 2000 wolf spider species throughout the world with 125 in the United States. Large and hairy, they are usually patterned with a mixture of black, gray and brown allowing them to blend easily in to most landscapes. As with all spiders, they have eight legs, two body parts (cephalothorax and abdomen), and fang-like mouthparts called "chelicerae."  

Wolf spiders carry their egg sacs by attaching them to their spinnerets, the silk-spinning organ located on the underside of the abdomen.

Our west correspondent captured the incredible photo below of a pregnant female she found  around some shrubbery in the San Diego area.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Autumn in New England

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