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Coffee! Many things, but morning coffee is a ritual.

Sea glass is so pretty. I never thought of it becoming more rare, but of course you're right.

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Yeah, the coffee ritual is indeed sacred. Thanks for that! Despite all the horrible plastic, and even despite glass recycling, I do wonder whether glass production and use in packaging nonetheless continues to rise -- maybe not per capita, but perhaps in absolute quantities (or something like "glass per square meter of earth and sea"). We just keep consuming ....

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Aug 10, 2023Liked by Bryan Pfeiffer

Slime mold hunting. A rush when I think I have found one. So much to discover and experience in these nearby woods.

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Slime molds! Never saw that one coming. Love it, though! Oh, the possibilities ....!

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I think I have a new hobby!

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At the very least, some of the names are visceral and amazing: Dog Vomit Slime Mold (also known as Scrambled Egg Slime Mold), for example, and Chocolate Tube Slime Mold.

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I am not sure which emoji is appropriate for this. Some combination of 😂 and 🫠!

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Aug 10, 2023Liked by Bryan Pfeiffer

This is a great article. Thanks for all of them. I love this glimpse of nature. Jo

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Thanks, Jo!

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Aug 11, 2023Liked by Bryan Pfeiffer

My seaglass are the days I spend with my husband, on the water taking in the sea air and sights and sounds of the sky, waves, birds, and the occasional pods of porpoises. Like today, magical and refreshing for the soul.

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This appears to be the perfect day. Thanks, Kim! (See you soon!) By the way, you must know Bradley Stevens, who has a Substack called Ecologist @ Large: https://ecologistatlarge.substack.com/ It's great!

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Aug 12, 2023Liked by Bryan Pfeiffer

Clouds. Not hard to finds, but always different. Always changing.

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Yeah, clouds and their changes may be the most distant and yet reliable for us. Thanks, Glenn!

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Aug 13, 2023Liked by Bryan Pfeiffer

Golden chanterelles. I say I like to walk at a chanterelle pace as I eye the forest floor. Just returned from northern Maine where they were as bountiful as I ve ever encountered. They are curious creatures, so elegant and showy and quite inconsistent in where they choose to emerge. This year I found tons along sandy logging roads and trail side, almost as if they were calling to me, “here I am and aren’t I just so pretty?

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Ah, the "chanterelle pace" -- although I don't know it specifically for the fungi, I walk it as well beside you in our woods. Thanks, Jennifer!

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