Oh Christmas Tree

This year we set out to cut our own Christmas tree, something we have never done before. In earlier years, we purchased from local Christmas tree lots. A few years later, we gave in to the convenience of an artificial tree, and then (gasp) we permanently wired the lights. But this year we did our […]

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Tarantulas

I recently posted on Facebook this photo from a weekend walk in Payson, and it evoked quite a range of reactions. This prompts me to share a little more information about this gentle giant of the arachnid world. From Wikipedia I learned: Anecdotally, the term “tarantula” originally referred to wolf spiders around Taranto in southern […]

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