Category Archives: buffleheads

Riot on Westbury Drive

21 March, 2021 Riot on Westbury Drive I have all the usual miscellany this week. But I was walking Mackey and Turner out to the car this morning to go to the river and I turned around and saw the … Continue reading

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“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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“What else is there?” – there is SO much more! 

8 December, 2019             “What else is there?” – there is SO much more!  A couple around my age saw me take some pictures at Pony Pasture this morning. We chatted a few moments and I … Continue reading

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Memorable refusals // That tapioca, though 

10 November, 2019            Memorable refusals // That tapioca, though  People with classic autism have difficulty expressing emotions clearly. But they’re good at deciphering other people’s moods, and they imitate the expressions others use to communicate … Continue reading

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Giving thanks for great luck (luck counts too!)

25 November, 2018            Giving thanks for great luck (luck counts too!)  I got two pictures of that Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) before it vanished, and that was one of them. That’s luck. It’s really, really … Continue reading

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Short (definitely!) and sweet (hopefully!)

1 April, 2018            Short (definitely!) and sweet (hopefully!) I hope you had a wonderful Easter and a spectacular April Fool’s Day today. I drove to MD and back today and had dinner with my sister and … Continue reading

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I’ve been upstaged!

11 March, 2018            I’ve been upstaged! My friend Sam got a better raptor picture than any I’ve gotten this year! Have a look: I’ve been working on a-raptor-a-week this whole year – today is the end … Continue reading

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Ricotta frittata

14 January, 2018            Ricotta frittata All my years of loving both food and talking, often at the same time, I’d never crossed paths with a “ricotta frittata” – before yesterday, that is. It’s a real thing, … Continue reading

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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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