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WEST VIRGINIA Is Almost Heaven

West Virginia celebrates 150 years of statehood To stand at the mountaintop in West Virginia it feels as if you could almost reach out your hand and touch the hand of God. It is truly Mother Nature at her finest. That is probably why John Denver declared West Virginia  “Almost Heaven”. West Virginia is in

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Autumn appeals to all the senses

  Autumn can best be described as a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and smells. It is nature’s last hurrah before she climbs into bed covered with a white blanket of downy snow. Autumn is an array of colors in Mother Nature’s pallet of paints from the palest pinks to intense fiery oranges and reds. It

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Hot Summer

Published on August 10, 2012 by in Nature
 
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The Violet Meditation

Published on April 20, 2012 by in Nature

A lonely violet growing among the ivy, how did you get there? Did a bird pluck you from your bed and deposit you here to brighten my day? Did you catch a ride upon the wind? Or, are you there to point the way To the beautiful flowers of May?   So pure and white,

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Spring time at the pond:

Published on April 19, 2012 by in Nature

Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.

—Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

 
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It’s March Madness, and I don’t mean basketball

Published on March 23, 2012 by in Nature

The weather has gone crazy, mad in fact. Like most of the rest of the country we are having an unprecedented heat wave here in Ohio. It is March and we have had over 80 degrees the past week and have set all types of records. Daffodils are blooming and the flowering cherry trees and other

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More news on fracking

Did you read yesterday’s lead editorial in the Columbus Dispatch titled Shale’s Promise? It must be true what they say, “great minds run in the same channel” because it closely parallels my blog of the previous day titled Memo raising questions in the fracking fray. Or did they read my blog? Prosperity is headed to

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Fracking Fray Still in the News

Even though I haven’t discussed fracking lately it is still very much in the news. Over the weekend it was revealed that what appears to be a handbook for conning (or convincing) landowners to sign leases for natural gas drilling was found by a Greene County resident near her driveway. The handbook outlines tactics and

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Summer in all her glory

Published on July 25, 2011 by in Nature

Summer is here in all her glory. Daisies and Black-eyed Susans adorn the pond with the colors of moonbeams and sunrays while dragonflies circle the area looking for a tasty mosquito or insect to snack on. The world is baking under a scorching sun and the tall trees spread their limbs to shade the man

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Companies over-hyping wells, some experts say | The Columbus Dispatch

Drilling for natural gas may not be the gold mine everyone thinks it is. Some industry officials are warning this could be another dot com bubble or giant Ponzi scheme. Companies over-hyping wells, some experts say | The Columbus Dispatch.

 
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