Category Archives: Pileated Woodpecker

“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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Wildlife in my tame life

17 January, 2021 Wildlife in my tame life  Yesterday – for the first time in my life (if I recall correctly) a flock of striking Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) stopped by to use the birdbath. These two stopped on the … Continue reading

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“Sometimes it’s hard to think of the world as a good place…”

22 March, 2020           “Sometimes it’s hard to think of the world as a good place…” “…but I got to tell you, there are people who don’t know me at all, sending me food.” – a … Continue reading

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“That’s what’s up”

31 March, 2019            “That’s what’s up” I know a barista at Starbucks; she’s been a steady employee for years. She’s calm and efficient and reliable; I know Starbucks is happy to have her. The location … Continue reading

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Squirrel lovers, avert your gaze

4 March, 2018            Squirrel lovers, avert your gaze This is a non-sequitur – but Evelyn, my faithful editor, is out of town this weekend. She normally reins in my blogging impulsivity, in addition to correcting my … Continue reading

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Short and primarily sweet

11 February, 2018            Short and primarily sweet Short because it’s getting late and Evelyn and I just got home from a long and excellent weekend with family in Blacksburg and Charlottesville. Virginia. Primarily sweet rather than … 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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Planes that take off

9 July, 2017            Planes that take off “…we journalists have a bias toward bad news: We cover planes that crash, not planes that take off.” – Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, 1 July, 2017 Good News, … Continue reading

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I’ll have mine on the rocks

5 February, 2017            I’ll have mine on the rocks Mackey and Turner and I were headed toward Pony Pasture on Tuesday (January 31) and were greeted by this sight: I sent a picture to my friend … Continue reading

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Even slugs take naps!

25 September, 2016            Even slugs take naps! Neural Activity Pause – that’s what my dad used to call naps. I am currently unaware of just how much neural activity goes on in a slug’s mind, but … Continue reading

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