Posts about Donda

The Jordan River’s Journey to the Great Salt Lake

The Jordan River’s Journey to the Great Salt Lake

The cry of seagulls, clamor of crows, and the trill of red-winged blackbirds cradle my consciousness as I walk the expanse of the wetland.  Reflections of cattails and clouds are mirrored in the dappled ponds as I implore the flow of the Jordan River delta....

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Wintering Bald Eagles

Wintering Bald Eagles

Majestic, free, sacred, fierce, and faithful are words that could be used to describe North America’s most distinguished raptor, the Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus.  Today I am on a mission to spot Bald eagles that are wintering around Farmington Bay near the...

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Chasing Clouds

Chasing Clouds

   As the clouds hung low around the mountains today, I climbed high to meet them.   I drove up the winding road of the foothill.  I sought to capture the view of the mountains encircled within the billowing clouds on an otherwise bluebird day.   As I moved higher in...

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From Water Vapor to Ice Crystals

From Water Vapor to Ice Crystals

   Hiking in the winter has its rewards. Blankets of sparkling white snow reflecting sunlight, mysterious animal tracks, and bird sightings are just some of the joys of winter hiking.  This winter we went hiking near Pineview Reservoir in Eden, Utah...

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Knocking on the Door of an Icy World

Knocking on the Door of an Icy World

   Hello Ice, my cold hardened one.   Your beauty and chill is hard to take, yet there are hidden gems in all natural wonders.  It is difficult to resist the temptation to “break the ice” with a rock, a stick or with one’s foot.  I admit...

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New Moon Magic

New Moon Magic

   During the new moon of December, it becomes increasingly important to cultivate gratitude for the resilience of life.  I am utterly impressed with the strength of perennial plants that brave the storms of winter, not to mention the animals that do...

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Hello, Frost Beings

Hello, Frost Beings

I knew you would be coming soon.  But I didn’t expect to be enchanted so quickly by your unusual beauty.  The sunlight dancing across your crystalline nature sparkles hope for a gracious winter this year. As convex shapes like leaf veins collect more frost, our world...

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What is Changing?

What is Changing?

As Aspen trees valiantly change colors and lose their leaves, I notice my curiosity stirring in shades of yellow. The golden glow of autumn leaves is due to the presence of carotenoids, pigments that assist in photosynthesis.  Carotenoids are yellow, orange, or...

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Nature Journaling in the EcoGarden

Nature Journaling in the EcoGarden

   Smelling leaves, tasting seeds, feeling bark and basking in autumn’s evening glow as we explore the garden and capture our wild curiosity in our trusty journals.  Armed with nothing but our pens and our brilliant awareness, we go forth into the...

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Kids that dig it!

Kids that dig it!

   Children love to dig in the dirt!  In fact, this fundamental activity seems to be therapeutic to all ages.  There are about 1 billion microorganisms in just one teaspoon of top soil.  Earth worms, bacteria, fungi, arthropods, nematodes,...

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