Unexpected in common hours

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau    

Joro spiders

An invasive species, East Asian Joro spiders probably arrived in the state of Georgia, where I live, in shipping containers, according to researchers at the University of Georgia. Joros are harmless to humans but grow to be rather large and can be frightening to anyone who has never seen them before. They’ve been here for…

Festival of Leaves 2022 Week #5 – Pecan tree

The house in which I grew up was built in 1952 in town, but the area had once been a pecan grove. When the house was constructed, the pecan trees were already mature and quite large. Most are still standing and still producing some pecans. Linked to Dawn’s Festival of Leaves