Category Archives: Nature

The Violet Meditation

A lonely violet growing among the ivy, how did you get there? Did a bird pluck you from your bed and deposit you here to brighten my day? Did you catch a ride upon the wind? Or, are you there … Continue reading

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Spring time at the pond:

Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.

—Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
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It’s March Madness, and I don’t mean basketball

The weather has gone crazy, mad in fact. Like most of the rest of the country we are having an unprecedented heat wave here in Ohio. It is March and we have had over 80 degrees the past week and have … Continue reading

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More news on fracking

Did you read yesterday’s lead editorial in the Columbus Dispatch titled Shale’s Promise? It must be true what they say, “great minds run in the same channel” because it closely parallels my blog of the previous day titled Memo raising … Continue reading

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Fracking Fray Still in the News

Even though I haven’t discussed fracking lately it is still very much in the news. Over the weekend it was revealed that what appears to be a handbook for conning (or convincing) landowners to sign leases for natural gas drilling … Continue reading

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Summer in all her glory

Summer is here in all her glory. Daisies and Black-eyed Susans adorn the pond with the colors of moonbeams and sunrays while dragonflies circle the area looking for a tasty mosquito or insect to snack on. The world is baking … Continue reading

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Companies over-hyping wells, some experts say | The Columbus Dispatch

Drilling for natural gas may not be the gold mine everyone thinks it is. Some industry officials are warning this could be another dot com bubble or giant Ponzi scheme. Companies over-hyping wells, some experts say | The Columbus Dispatch.

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