Jack-O’-Lantern Lore

Jack-O’-Lantern Lore

The jack-o’-lantern is the unrivaled symbol of Halloween, and the name for this candle-lit grimacing face carved in a pumpkin has been a part of Am...
Jack-O’-Lantern Lore

Jack-O’-Lantern Lore

The jack-o’-lantern is the unrivaled symbol of Halloween, and the name for this candle-lit grimacing face carved in a pumpkin has been a part of Am...
Sweet Music In The Wind

Sweet Music In The Wind

Few things are as relaxing as the soft tinkling of wind chimes in a gentle breeze. As soon as I hear the first note, if the breeze is strong enough...
Noticing Nearby Illusions

Noticing Nearby Illusions

If you look closely at clouds, rocks, tree bark, foliage, paintings, or anything else with an ambiguous or undefined pattern, your mind will soon f...
Talking to Fireflies

Talking to Fireflies

Each year, early in the summer, the flashing lights of the season’s first fireflies lure thousands of children from their houses. Running this way ...
Tomayto - Tomahto

Tomayto - Tomahto

There are hundreds of words that Americans pronounce differently from each other. If you look into it or travel a lot you know that words such as “...
Nature’s Bubble Babies

Nature’s Bubble Babies

Those who have a love of little things need never travel far to be amazed. This is especially true during spring when so much young life is just be...
Baby Bird Down

Baby Bird Down

Each spring, a fair number of people come across a baby bird that is out of its nest and on the ground.  It is an event that often creates the dile...