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!