Category Archives: Cooper’s Hawk

Finally got to fly again (and more)

5 December, 2021 Finally got to fly again (and more) I flew most of the day Tuesday. Viruses don’t affect a plane’s ability to fly, but my schedule was disrupted by the pandemic so I took a break. I finally … Continue reading

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Slacking off never pays

21 November, 2021 Slacking off never pays Somebody probably told me that in kindergarten or first grade, second grade at the latest. I’ve been told that in some form or other for the past half century-ish. You can teach an … Continue reading

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dredge

20 January, 2019            dredge I dredged up a few stories I’d appended to blog posts in years past. Some of them are interesting if you’ve never read them before. I’ll put them near the bottom. After … Continue reading

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Two words about politics: I vote

4 November, 2018            Two words about politics: I vote If you think our country’s doing well, vote to keep it this way. If you think our country needs change, vote to make it. But don’t be … Continue reading

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More is better

26 August, 2018           More is better  I turned 57 on Thursday. I took this picture Saturday at sunrise looking across the Potomac River on Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. There is nothing – ever – … Continue reading

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 YW84JOY

17 September, 2017            YW84JOY I couldn’t get that thought out of my head this morning in Manteo, NC. It’s a license plate I saw, many years ago. Sound it out – you’ll understand the sentiment. That’s … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

1 January, 2017            Happy New Year! This is the last photograph I took in 2016. I was on Cherokee Road in the western part of the City of Richmond, VA when I took this picture. I … 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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