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Kate #Meanwhile: The ants go marching... with larvae  Seán

Millions of female worker ants carry the queen's larvae through a vast, treacherous landscape (known to us as 'the garden'). Watch them go...

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A banana slug takes its time munching on an early morning meal: a discarded weed.

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A small spider takes a nap atop a blue iris flower.

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junco grass A Dark-eyed junco finds some eats amongst the grass & moss in the late-afternoon sun.

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A tiny spider shelters underleaf beside a piece of gravel.

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April 30, 02020

Three happy Columbian black-tailed deer relax amongst the wildflowers in the sun.

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#Meanwhile, as sirens blare and we hunch anxiously over our computers, the birds continue to sing on.

Over the past few months, I've spent the first 15-30 mins (depending upon when I wake up) of my day sitting outside attending the dawn choir. Lately, robins have taken the lead, but today I was delighted to hear varied thrushes filling the landscape with their beautiful, ethereal whistling.

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Spring gold (Lomatium utriculatum) Spring gold (Lomatium utriculatum)

Today was likely the last sunny day we'll have here over the next week, so Kate and I spent some time out removing invasive daphne and scotch broom, both of which spread easily, crowding out the native ecosystem. After a fair deal of grunting and sweating, we made a very satisfying amount of headway.

#Meanwhile, I encountered a few more of our non-human neighbors...

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Phew! After a complicated couple of weeks traveling (very carefully...) & helping my loved ones prepare for the coronavirus situation, my feet are finally touching the ground again and I'm excited to reconnect with the Scuttleverse :^)

#Meanwhile, #spring has arrived here in the northern hemisphere! Here's a photo of our resident doe in her favorite resting spot, reminding me that there are other ways to be present in the world:

Mar 19, 02020

Rather than drown myself in COVID-19 information/commentary all day, I'm working toward finding a healthy balance between staying up-to-date with particularly consequential news, keeping in touch with & supporting friends/family, and continuing to live mindfully in the world beyond the virus, both on- and offline...

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