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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's Hallowe'en: Even the Caterpillars are Celebrating

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Boo!!



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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Orb Weavers Are Back

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It's been far too many years since I've seen orb weavers in my garden.

I've been afraid they might not ever return.

This morning I was happily surprised to find this huge dew-laden web glistening in the morning sun.



Then I encountered not one, but two actual spiders merrily wrapping up breakfast and mending their webs.


Quite a cause for celebration.

And very well-timed for Hallowe'en.







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Monday, October 29, 2012

Flamingos: Hallowe'en is Approaching, Get Your Orange and Black On!

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Napping flamingos at the Sacramento Zoo

Mr CC and I took our 2-year old grandson to the Sacramento Zoo last week.  I hadn't been there in more than 25 years but grandson Jackson has been there a lot in his 2 years and knew where everyone was.

He took us to see the orangutans, the zebras, the giraffes, the train, the carousel, and these stunning, napping flamingos.

I was very impressed.


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Thursday, October 18, 2012

October Sunset for Sky Watch Friday

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The sunset tonight was quite spectacular.  Especially so after a virtually cloudless day.  The clouds showed up just before sunset, lighting the sky on fire with reflective setting sunlight.

Sky Watch Friday is a wonderful blog where you can view sky photos from all over the world each and every Friday.  Go on over and take a look.





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Monday, October 01, 2012

Early Morning Moonset

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The setting waning gibbous moon, Oct. 1, 2012.  We don't get such clear skies very often.  Got to take advantage of them.





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