Category Archives: Gardenias

 “Try to be a little kinder” – Aldous Huxley 

19 August, 2018           “Try to be a little kinder” – Aldous Huxley  That’s my whole family on October 28, 2012 at my brother Kevin’s house in Doswell, VA, a few days before Halloween. Even though we … Continue reading

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2,000’ over Pony Pasture in a light plane

29 July, 2018            2,000’ over Pony Pasture in a light plane Thursday afternoon (7/26) my flight instructor John and I decided to fly to Chesterfield County Airport (KFCI) for the first time. It was a perfect … Continue reading

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Rags to riches

22 July, 2018 Rags to riches I need to warn people who have an irrational fear of snakes (ophidiophobes) that there is a snake picture after the first seven pictures on this blog post. Before you recoil, this snake is … Continue reading

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Just pictures

15 July, 2018            Just pictures That’s not entirely true – I’ll add a bit of text. But not much this week. This week I got a “double” on Red-tails Monday, then two “double” Red-tails on Friday. … Continue reading

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Where do I start?

8 July, 2018            Where do I start? I’ll start at the river, the mighty James River, at Pony Pasture, this morning, with dogs – what better place? And with what better company?  This was a mile … Continue reading

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The best mosquito repellent

1 July, 2018            The best mosquito repellent Watch this video I took of him. It’s ~30 seconds long and it’s a nice video. The woodsy background noises are an added treat:    Turtles aren’t the best … Continue reading

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Time stops

24 June, 2018            Time stops  When I get this close to skittish wild animals, time stops. Or it feels like it does anyway. Deer are skittish but they’re also herd animals and thus predictable. Plus they’re … Continue reading

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