Category Archives: Emerson

Sushi before it’s sushi

11 July, 2021 Sushi before it’s sushi    I was at Deep Run recently and this hungry Great Blue Heron snagged a large fish. The heron was juggling it around trying to get it down its throat. This may be … Continue reading

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“A calming reminder”

27 June, 2021 “A calming reminder” “The lives of many animals are constrained by the schemes of men, but the determination in these lives, their traditional pattern of movement, are a calming reminder of a more fundamental order.” – Barry … Continue reading

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Finally! A different kind of owl! 

28 March, 2021           Finally! A different kind of owl!  The first owl picture I ever posted in this blog was… a Barred Owl! What a surprise. That was May 15, 2011, in a post called … Continue reading

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I opted for color in the rain

11 October, 2020 I opted for color in the rain So much color this week! But I also saw not one but two pairs of Red-tailed hawks. Again! I opted not to open with them because they’re not super bright … Continue reading

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Bookended with buteos

13 September, 2020            Bookended with buteos Wait! If you enjoyed last week’s post A squirrel told me my mother was a “miracle worker”, take a second look (just click on it). Go to the bottom … Continue reading

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Suddenly beautiful

30 August, 2020            Suddenly beautiful It’s sunny and not real hot and the humidity’s down – living things are thriving in central Virginia! Evelyn has planted an array of native flowers and other plants in … Continue reading

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Not your father’s lawnmower

5 July, 2020            Not your father’s lawnmower I got a new lawnmower yesterday. It was shocking, although not because it’s an electric lawnmower. I’ll write a little more at the bottom.  I took a little … Continue reading

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“First, be a good animal” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

13 October, 2019            “First, be a good animal” – Ralph Waldo Emerson  When I sent this picture to Ev (from the river this morning) she said “That’s the same photo you sent last week!” Which, … Continue reading

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