Category Archives: Barred Owls

“Familiarity bred LESS contempt” and “Drinking from a firehose”

24 January, 2021 “Familiarity bred LESS contempt” and “Drinking from a firehose”  The videos are (IMO) GREAT today! Watch them! One of frolicking deer being closely observed by dogs, one of a Barred owl hooting, and its far off mate … Continue reading

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Wildlife in my tame life

17 January, 2021 Wildlife in my tame life  Yesterday – for the first time in my life (if I recall correctly) a flock of striking Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) stopped by to use the birdbath. These two stopped on the … Continue reading

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“Lit up like a Chinese pig shop”

3 January, 2021 “Lit up like a Chinese pig shop” The original title for this blog post was “Bright start to 2021.” Go to the bottom of the post to read the story if you’re so inclined. It’s a really … Continue reading

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Since I don’t know where to begin…

27 December, 2020 Since I don’t know where to begin…  I’ll begin with this picture Evelyn took of Dash on Tuesday:  Evelyn fixed a fantastic dinner Christmas day and our friend Ariel (Yuki’s owner) shared it with us. Yuki came … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

10 May, 2020            Happy Mother’s Day! Like Evelyn, my friend Marion is a talented gardener, and Marion once told me roses were meant to put out their best blooms in time for Mother’s Day. Evelyn’s … Continue reading

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Signs of progress – the system is functioning: 

26 April, 2020            Signs of progress – the system is functioning:  I saw my first deer in a long time this week. So far, everyone always loves deer pictures on this blog. When it comes … Continue reading

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Peace like a river

12 April, 2020            Peace like a river Today is Easter and several friends said and wrote “peace” to me earlier. As Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I got out on the rocks at Pony … Continue reading

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“ephemeral” (noun): plant – or – (adjective): lasts a short time 

29 March, 2020            ephemeral (noun): plant ephemeral (adjective): lasts a short time  My non ephemeral friend Gus and me at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota in 1991. This picture was taken sixteen years after we met … Continue reading

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Musical blog post titles

15 March, 2020            Musical blog post titles I read the New York Times way too much and it’s nearly impossible to look at it – at any section – without some mention of the Coronavirus, … Continue reading

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Some cars have sunroofs – mine has an eagleroof

8 March, 2020          Some cars have sunroofs – mine has an eagleroof I drove to the river on the morning of Virginia’s Democratic Primary and looked up and saw this gorgeous bird perched directly above the … Continue reading

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