Category Archives: James River

February is the new March

18 February, 2018            February is the new March Happy Birthday Sheila! Today is my sister Sheila’s birthday. Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I texted her birthday greetings from the river this morning. This was the … 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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Slim Pickens

28 January, 2018            Slim Pickens Change of pace (remember, pickings are slim this week). I was looking for something else and found this picture from March of 2009 at Pony Pasture. It’s a long time from … Continue reading

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 “I can’t complain but sometimes I still do”

21 January, 2018            “I can’t complain but sometimes I still do” That line is from Joe Walsh’s 1978 song Life’s Been Good from the album But Seriously, Folks. An accipiter – either a Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter … Continue reading

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Ricotta frittata

14 January, 2018            Ricotta frittata All my years of loving both food and talking, often at the same time, I’d never crossed paths with a “ricotta frittata” – before yesterday, that is. It’s a real thing, … 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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Out and in with the old and new

31 December, 2017            Out and in with the old and new When I sat down at my computer Christmas morning, I looked out the window and this was the first gift of the day:  Who could … Continue reading

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