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April 15, 2004

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Teloschistes
Wonderful pictures, and a great website! I discovered it only today, and have visited only a few pages. I liked your lichen photo. Do you ever photograph mushrooms and other non-lichenized fungi as well? I am very new to nature photography... I so envy you for being able to go to so many places! As for your "nameless" flower, I believe it is a spider lily, likely Crinum augustum.
Loretta
I've always wanted to do nature writing and journaling, but I never remember the names of anything either. It feels like cheating to take photos or sketches and then hunt through books when I get back home. I just can't keep it in my head.
Fran
It is totally fascinating to me why different people "see" things differently"--some of it is male versus female, but it is far more complex than that. I suppose Myers-Briggs for example helps define how different people perceive things. I have always thought of myself as a detail-oriented, aware person, but one male friend of mine was always criticizing me for not seeing what he saw. I'm just catching up on your weblog and enjoying the posts on public art and baseball. I just love your weblog! And I suppose we could also analyze why some people are drawn to some people's logs and totally turned off. I do know that anything that is sexually tantalizing in the title, gets hits galore. My own log is tame--a slice of a regular life, and I guess your log is that way, too. What I marvel about in your life is how diverse your interests are--and how your years of travel have helped you to "see."
Jim Kloss
I strongly relate to what you're saying! Before I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1991, I spent months lovingly memorizing plant and bird names. Not for the sake of academics, but because I knew nothing of them and it was fascinating to learn. Over the years, as I began actually living with these plants and birds rather than just hiking through their territory, the field guide names began to give way to personal names ... 'the yellow happy fellow', 'the plant with a zingy taste', 'flowering gypsy'. Those names are still with me because they mean something in a personal way. I came to fully appreciate why Native Americans who had lived among these plants and birds chose names with meaning to their particular tribe. It gave me an appreciation for their human names as well. I mean, really, which is easier to remember and more connected to the individual - Jim or 'Legs Like Twigs'? I can still name most of the constellations too, but enjoy making up my own and tracing my own 'Connections' through the sky...

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