Category Archives: Nature

“Can cats smell stress?”

I can tell my daughter is growing up because she’s starting to experience a bit of emotional turbulence again. She knows we love her regardless, but sometimes she’s not sure about our cat, Canelo. He is not always patient with … Continue reading

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“Are artichokes and pine cones related?”

Since we’ve moved to California, I’ve been mildly obsessed with pine cones. This is why. Although I prefer to think of these pine cones as POUSs (Pinecones of Unusual Size), the locals refer to them as widow-makers. When we moved … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

One of my neighbors has the most marvelous rose garden. It reminds me of the rose bushes my mother used to grow behind our house in Dallas. Related Links:  More Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles Remaining Box Count: Downstairs: 41 Upstairs: … Continue reading

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We have landed!

After a week of driving and a couple of weeks of furious unpacking, Caterpickles Central (California edition) is finally in a state to allow for regular blog updates. We saw many amazing things on our road trip, but my personal … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Little Dude

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Sky Watch: Total Solar Eclipse August 21

Solar eclipse headed our way in two days. Have you made your solar eclipse viewing kit yet? Continue reading

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“Has anyone ever committed a robbery while armed with a cow?”

In which we discover that cows make surprisingly effective weapons. Continue reading

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“Did Isaac Newton invent the cat door?”

In which my daughter learns that you can’t believe everything you read in books. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old finds the world’s smallest lizard

Last week, I told you about The Ten-Year-Old’s daring capture of a giant dragonfly. This week, she snags a tiny lizard. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The World’s Second Largest Dragonfly

At Grandma and Grandpa Summer Camp this year, The Ten-Year-Old netted a giant dragonfly. Continue reading

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