Category Archives: Blue Jays

bombogenesis and/or relentlessly pragmatic: Happy New Year!

7 January, 2018            bombogenesis and/or relentlessly pragmatic: Happy New Year! I took all three of those pictures while Mackey and Turner and I did our first ever four mile hike at Pony Pasture – yesterday. We … Continue reading

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People who put the “sweet” in “bittersweet”

4 June, 2017            People who put the “sweet” in “bittersweet” Our Mom died in her sleep five months ago today. Friends of hers and of Dad’s and of ours throughout our lives joined us when we … Continue reading

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Warning – disturbing images – hawk kills starling

20 November, 2016            Warning – disturbing images – hawk kills starling The hawk/starling picture comes a bit below. There’s no blood, but it’s an intense image. In my mind. I’ll open with a decidedly undisturbing image … Continue reading

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Fierce baby!

15 May, 2016            Fierce baby!   My brother Shane is the father of the handsome young man on the left. My sister Katie is the mother of the pretty young lady on the right. Shane was the … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

8 May, 2016            Happy Mother’s Day! My mother and I both went swimming this morning. Unfortunately, she was swimming at a pool near her home in the Shenandoah Valley and I was swimming in Lake Anna … Continue reading

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Red, white and blue

24 January, 2016            Red, white and blue I started this post before the snow. The first title was “I’m seeing red” because I saw this Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) while hiking with Ethan at Bryan Park … Continue reading

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