Category Archives: cats

Let somebody else do the heavy lifting!

29 October, 2017            Let somebody else do the heavy lifting!  That’s the one good picture I’ve taken this week. Regarding the title of this post, some readers (assuming I have more than one) may recall a … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Gap

22 October, 2017 Shenandoah Gap A year ago this month, I was at a property owners meeting here with my Mom. This is the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Page County, Virginia. It’s the western border or Shenandoah … Continue reading

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Fortunately, I don’t have to choose

10 September, 2017            Fortunately, I don’t have to choose When seasons wane and new ones begin, I always feel the new season is my favorite. I remember Spring wrapping up in late June and thinking “Summer … Continue reading

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Some days, revisited

16 July, 2017            Some days, revisited “Some days it all adds up And what you got isn’t enough” – U2, Some Days, 1993  A Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) in Glen Allen Wednesday morning:  I drove east from … Continue reading

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Let there be light

26 February, 2017           Let there be light     On December 21 the sun was above the horizon for nine and a half hours. The flowers are overjoyed (I presume) to experience the ninety-plus minutes … 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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I held hands with STRANGERS!!!

18 September, 2016            I held hands with STRANGERS!!! That’s where my thirty year career as a triathlete led me last night and Friday night.   Standing in a circle around a dining room table filled with … Continue reading

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