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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

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Transformers

Posted: November 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Letters to T | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Here are three fluffy caterpillars. Eating leaves, living their lives, looking forward to a nice long nap in a cozy cocoon. Can you guess what they’ll look like when they wake up? Hold tight!

Here’s Apatelodes torrefacta. Just chillin’.

And here’s Apatelodes torrefacta, in full moth form.

Hiyeee, milkweed tussock caterpillar, serving a lewk!

Hey there, milkweed tussock moth!

Finally, salutations to the woolly bear caterpillar, keeping it real. Really furry, that is.

Fly free, woolly bear moth!

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Happy Halloween!

Posted: October 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

May all your spooky haunts come true tonight!

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Hallowishing

Posted: October 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Who’s looking forward to Halloween? Don’t be shy. Come out and say boo!

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Welcome, autumn!

Posted: September 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: | No Comments »

Today is the first day of autumn in these parts. A change of seasons always brings the promise of better days ahead!

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Cat humor

Posted: July 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted: July 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Fourth of July is a holiday traditionally celebrated with fireworks. And fireworks come in many forms. Colorful explosions of flowers. Vibrant crayon drawings. And corn!

This is glass gem corn, a heritage variety cultivated by Oklahoma farmer Carl “White Eagle” Barnes.

Photo and story found at Seedbroadcast

Seed-keeper Carl was half-Cherokee, half Scottish-Irish, and in the course of growing older corn varieties he was able to isolate and cultivate ancestral types that had been lost to various Native tribes after their relocation to the Oklahoma territory in the 1880s. Carl’s philosophy: “The Seed Remembers.”

I stand in a radiant Glory

My roots in the heart of Mother Earth

My crown in the clouds of Father Sky

The Four Winds encircle me in spirals of Love

One going up, then down

One going down, then up

They meet in the Center of Complete Perfection—

The Human Stalk of Corn

—Carl Barnes

 

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Happy Father’s Day!

Posted: June 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Thanks, Dad, for all you’ve put up with. You’re the best!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted: May 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Letters to T | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Sometimes Mom has to be tough. It’s her job and we love her for it! Moms everywhere, have a great day!

Art by legendary illustrator Garth Williams

 

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Posted: May 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America. Time to break out the papel picado!

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