Category Archives: Carolina wren

Squirrel lovers, avert your gaze

4 March, 2018            Squirrel lovers, avert your gaze This is a non-sequitur – but Evelyn, my faithful editor, is out of town this weekend. She normally reins in my blogging impulsivity, in addition to correcting my … 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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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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Guest blogger, Maple Festival 2017, Pony Pasture deer

12 March, 2017            Guest blogger, Maple Festival 2017, Pony Pasture deer – A blog post in three parts: Part 1, Guest blogger, my niece Wren: The Maple Festival The Maple Festival is a place where you … Continue reading

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AKA “Butterfly McPeace”

4 December, 2016            AKA “Butterfly McPeace” My friend and mentor for many years was the late, great Butterfly McPeace. She passed away a couple of years ago. I keep a roll of these stickers to remind … Continue reading

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The worst form of government

6 November, 2016            The worst form of government “…democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms…” – Winston S Churchill, 11 November 1947 So anyway, vote on Tuesday. I opened my … Continue reading

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