Foothills Fancies now has a companion blog. If you find you "just have to" have more to read than these short pieces, look for a link at the end of the posts to go to full length nature essays on similar topics. In the 1990s, I wrote a monthly nature column for local publications, and have finally figured out how to post some of these without clogging Foothills Fancies.
Thanks go to Linda Kirkpatrick of Upbeat for publishing more than 30 of these and to Jan Ratcliffe for her excellent pen-and-ink illustrations every month. It was a delightful project I'd like to tackle again; guess blogging is my way of doing that.
For now, an essay post is linked from Foothills Roses (see May 29). I'll go back through old posts this week and make a few new connections for previous posts where possible.
The Frosted Field
16 hours ago