Category Archives: Endurance

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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Flowers and birds and dogs, oh my! 

9 May, 2021 Flowers and birds and dogs, oh my!  And Happy Mother’s Day! Evelyn as always has our yard brimming with spectacular roses. Here’s a beauty:  I think a lot of moms (and dads and siblings et al) also … Continue reading

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Flower power! 

18 April, 2021 Flower power!  A friend described my blog to a newcomer as having “lots of pictures of flowers.” If we’d had the same exchange in January she would have described it differently, but it’s April. Lots of flowers. … Continue reading

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I dress to match Evelyn’s flowers: 

11 April, 2021 I dress to  match Evelyn’s flowers:  I don’t have an overwhelming amount of pictures this week (or at least I didn’t when I started) – but I have lots of flowers. I photographed these purple beauties in … 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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These keep getting shorter and shorter!

21 February, 2021 These keep getting shorter and shorter! I will be uncharacteristically brief. If I hadn’t had the always-wonderful experience of seeing an owl yesterday, I might have skipped this week. So an owl and a couple other items.  … Continue reading

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The joy of hiking 52 weeks/year

14 February, 2021 The joy of hiking 52 weeks/year  Long time hikers understand a simple relationship in the park – the worse the weather, the fewer the people. If it’s really messy out, it’s like your own private park. When … Continue reading

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“Familiarity bred LESS contempt” and “Drinking from a firehose”

24 January, 2021 “Familiarity bred LESS contempt” and “Drinking from a firehose”  The videos are (IMO) GREAT today! Watch them! One of frolicking deer being closely observed by dogs, one of a Barred owl hooting, and its far off mate … 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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