Category Archives: Downy woodpecker

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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There is no full moon in February!

4 February, 2018            There is no full moon in February! Who even knew? It can only happen in February. Talk about “learn something new every day.” Back to that in a paragraph or two. Here’s something … 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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Either a janitor or a thief, apprehended by dogs

12 November, 2017            Either a janitor or a thief, apprehended by dogs Friday night when I walked Mackey and Turner they bolted off the front porch and stampeded the bushes on the north side of … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

14 May, 2017 Happy Mother’s Day!   I did a post with the same title a year ago. None of us had any reason to believe it would be her final Mother’s Day. Last year on Mother’s Day mom went swimming … Continue reading

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My chauffeur really flies! // Gone to the dogs

23 October, 2016            My chauffeur really flies! // Gone to the dogs I encourage you to vote on November 8. One of the candidates will be president soon. Please do your part to make sure it’s … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers

7 February, 2016            The kindness of strangers A young man I spent time with once bolted into the ladies room. And immediately undressed. And more. I’ve depended on the kindness of strangers. A bit of photography … Continue reading

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