Category Archives: mockingbirds

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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Footballs in the trees

3 December, 2017            Footballs in the trees This first (mockingbird) image is unrelated to the title or the rest of the post; I just enjoy the way it looks. I stumbled on it by accident earlier … Continue reading

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 All in a day’s hike

8 October, 2017            All in a day’s hike I took that picture today at 12:30. It’s not even in black and white – that’s a color picture! The most notable thing about the weather at Pony … Continue reading

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Everybody’s hungry…

6 August, 2017            Everybody’s hungry… It’s early August, and most wildlife that was born this spring is at some stage of insatiable adolescence. They were just born a few months ago but now they’re doing their … Continue reading

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Wildlife Center of Virginia – Wildlife Book Club

2 July, 2017            Wildlife Center of Virginia – Wildlife Book Club Much of what I see and learn at Pony Pasture (and elsewhere) is informed by books recommended by the Wildlife Center of Virginia Wildlife Book … Continue reading

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Up close and personal

11 June, 2017        Up close and personal [[WARNING! THERE IS A PICTURE OF MY NEPHEW TOWARD THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST! YOU WILL FIND HIM IRRESISTIBLE!]] I was dropping a buddy off near Bon Air Wednesday afternoon when … Continue reading

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People who put the “sweet” in “bittersweet”

4 June, 2017            People who put the “sweet” in “bittersweet” Our Mom died in her sleep five months ago today. Friends of hers and of Dad’s and of ours throughout our lives joined us when we … Continue reading

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Big Mike Biathlon

21 May, 2017            Big Mike Biathlon My Dad enjoyed shooting rifles, pistols and shotguns his whole life. I did a lot of that from my early teens until I married in mid-1987, but slowed down after … Continue reading

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I’ll have to ruminate on it

13 March, 2016            I’ll have to ruminate on it I’ve actually watched a deer ruminate at Pony Pasture twice this week, and today I took a shaky five second video. Here’s a still photograph from when … Continue reading

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We turned our flashlights off after dark

3 January, 2016            We turned our flashlights off after dark Remembering the odd nature of wearing shorts when it snowed called to mind other backwards-ness of my childhood. I’m including a brief blurb about it at … Continue reading

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