Please bear with me…

This month, I am trying to meet my graduation requirements so I can finally stop going to school. I’m also participating in NaNoWriMo and Blogging 201. And my workplace is pretty short-handed lately, so I’m working more hours than usual.

Also it’s late fall, and shorter days have never been good for me. North Carolina is not exactly the Arctic, but, I mean, I got depressed in winter in Florida.

Posting might get a little erratic around here, is what I’m saying.

Blogging U.

My blog! It has a name!

As promised by the old tagline, this thing finally has a real name. After writing my introduction post, it was staring me right in the face, and, amazingly, the URL was available. So, henceforth, this site shall be known as Overlooked Nature, and will be located at

I almost made it Overlooked Wildlife, but there’s already a book with that title, and “wildlife” usually implies animals. I want to post plants, too. And rocks. And random interesting things that happened to catch my eye. If it’s found outdoors, and I know something about it or can find out something, it’s fair game. I figured “Nature” was a better fit even though it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as nicely.

And because this is primarily a photo blog, above (or below, or somewhere on the page, depending on the theme and device you’re using) is a very easy-to-overlook bit of nature: the eggs of the common nighthawk. You have no idea how many times I almost stepped on one!