Category Archives: Insects

Random – but fortunately a hawk came to visit

9 September, 2018            Random – but fortunately a hawk came to visit   Some weeks I don’t get any pictures I love (except gardenias) but this week a young hawk landed in the backyard. Right while … Continue reading

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“Why isn’t there anything in holes?” – O. Henry

2 September, 2018            “Why isn’t there anything in holes?” – O. Henry   The quote is from a story by O Henry called The Ransom of Red Chief. It’s unrelated to this blog post. I was riding … 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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Reflection of hope

27 May, 2018            Reflection of hope “May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela I didn’t have a theme for this post – I still don’t – but I saw that … Continue reading

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Fortunately, I don’t have to choose

10 September, 2017            Fortunately, I don’t have to choose When seasons wane and new ones begin, I always feel the new season is my favorite. I remember Spring wrapping up in late June and thinking “Summer … Continue reading

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SSDW – Same Stuff, Different Week

3 September, 2017            SSDW – Same Stuff, Different Week No birthdays or triathlons this week, although I did have my second flying lesson Thursday morning (8/31) at 7:00. I’m not even officially a student yet, although … 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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