Learning while waiting…

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what to learn while waiting…

What to do?

Waste time?

Cook and clean?

Walk from lake front to road?

Scribble notes?


Observe nature?





To fly

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to be a bird


In the air

So effortlessly

Flap, flap



Pure bliss!

Humming Avocado Tree

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A song not always heard

One month ago

Eating 2 avocados a day

Blossoms abound 

Now tree hums

Hear nature

Busy bees






Hello, How are you?

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Well hello- it’s so good to see you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Do tell me what you have been up to…

“We’ve been traveling.  Going from 30 degrees to 90.  Watching the dull grey landscape turn into daffodils waving from the roadside.  Redbuds, flowering crabs, wild plums gracing the countryside to green leaves in their early spring colors.   We are on our last trip to the family oasis.  Soon another family will take it over and love it as our family has for the last 100 years.  We will miss the lake and orange grove, but it is time to move on.  No need to sequester ourselves away from family and friends for a piece of property.”

 Enough about us,

Wish you could share what you’ve been up to…

Until next time 😃

What if?

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What if the news would just focus on the positive?

How many people were fed today?

How many people were given shelter?

How many graduated from high school this year?

How many learned to read?

How many got a job?

How many smiled today?

Danced to music?



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Why do Pelicans glide through the sky together?

Sand pipers skittering about the beach in groups.

Seagulls usually one or two

The lone cardinal sitting and pecking at his reflection in our mirror…


Quiet Friday afternoon…

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Friday afternoon was taking shape.  Lunch was done, dishes too, an important email being written and then the phone rang.  John T…well we better answer this one.

Overhearing the conversation- the water heater “exploded” water everywhere.  Mold rampant.  Our Friends of the Indian Boundary Prairie Nature Center was in disarray.

The dedicated member who loved the Nature Center into life just passed away only a month ago.  So sad to see the room so wet, speckled, and smelly.

In our despondency of losing Pat, no one had gone to the center for awhile.  We haveno idea when the water started spraying.  Figuring out the next course of action is on the agenda.

We joined 5 others in moving and discarding items.  Luckily there was an empty room next door in this old school building.  The city is trying hard to make good use of the first school in Markham.

We brought home photos and books to dry out and wipe off the mold.  Our front porch and the warm March sun are helping save these items.

Now the city will demo the room, clean the mold, lay new carpeting, and a new heater.  But when?  Money doesn’t grow on trees.  The center is a good location right next to one of our prairie remnants.   Managed and protected by The Nature Conservancy!

The Friends will have to reconstruct the Nature Center without our friend’s help.

  We should dedicate the new center to her.  It would only be right!

The Pat Brownlow Nature Center

We must insist.

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