Category Archives: raptors

“Lit up like a Chinese pig shop”

3 January, 2021 “Lit up like a Chinese pig shop” The original title for this blog post was “Bright start to 2021.” Go to the bottom of the post to read the story if you’re so inclined. It’s a really … Continue reading

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Since I don’t know where to begin…

27 December, 2020 Since I don’t know where to begin…  I’ll begin with this picture Evelyn took of Dash on Tuesday:  Evelyn fixed a fantastic dinner Christmas day and our friend Ariel (Yuki’s owner) shared it with us. Yuki came … Continue reading

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I opted for color in the rain

11 October, 2020 I opted for color in the rain So much color this week! But I also saw not one but two pairs of Red-tailed hawks. Again! I opted not to open with them because they’re not super bright … Continue reading

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First Sunday of autumn

27 September, 2020            First Sunday of autumn  I’d been swimming for half an hour Thursday morning at 9:30 when autumn officially began here in Richmond. This morning – five days later almost to the minute … Continue reading

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Lord of the Butterflies

20 September, 2020            Lord of the Butterflies Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I were hiking at Pony Pasture this spectacular Sunday morning when their three long noses simultaneously weathervaned into the unpleasant scent wafting … Continue reading

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Bookended with buteos

13 September, 2020            Bookended with buteos Wait! If you enjoyed last week’s post A squirrel told me my mother was a “miracle worker”, take a second look (just click on it). Go to the bottom … Continue reading

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“Too many birthday presents” is not a real thing 

23 August, 2020            “Too many birthday presents” is not a real thing  Today is my birthday! I have the great good fortune to celebrate another one. When you get to have a large # of … Continue reading

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“All moments are key moments… “

16 August, 2020            “All moments are key moments… “ “…and life itself is grace.” – Frederick Buechner I saw this green heron at Pony Pasture shortly before 3:00 this afternoon. I was grateful tp be … Continue reading

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The lesson I missed

9 August, 2020            The lesson I missed Not a huge lesson – but last week – when I wrote about the guy with the leaf blower – I missed the bigger lesson. If you recall … Continue reading

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Inevitability – it’s a good thing

19 July, 2020            Inevitability – it’s a good thing Before I ramble – Happy Birthday Evie! Today (7/19) is Evelyn’s birthday!  In a minute I’ll put pictures of some flowers Evelyn’s growing. They are bright … Continue reading

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