A Milestone

The autumn equinox on Wednesday passed by entirely unnoticed by me.  Late in the evening I walked down to the beach to enjoy a solitary stroll in the light of the full moon, but my mind was still occupied with work-related things and not until the next day did I realize that summer was officially over and fall had begun.

This post marks another small milestone: it’s my one hundredth post since I began this blog in March.  I started it simply as an outlet for my enjoyment of writing and my interest in nature, not really expecting it to be read by people I didn’t know when there are so many other, better, more interesting nature blogs out there.  I certainly didn’t expect that it would lead to further new interests (photography, sketching) or that it would ultimately make me a better naturalist.  Looking for things to blog about has prompted me to spend more time exploring my surroundings with my camera and learning about what I find, whether it’s insects, wildflowers, or whatever.  Even better has been getting plugged into a community of like-minded people from around the continent, whose writing and photography, far better than mine, has prompted me to notice all sorts of things I might have missed otherwise.

Anyway, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thanks to everyone who reads and comments on this blog.  It means a lot!

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