Category Archives: Red-bellied woodpeckers

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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Not your father’s lawnmower

5 July, 2020            Not your father’s lawnmower I got a new lawnmower yesterday. It was shocking, although not because it’s an electric lawnmower. I’ll write a little more at the bottom.  I took a little … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Bryan Park, cardinals, coffee, Dogs, Emerson, Endurance, Flowers, Fun, James River, koans, love, newfaze, Northern flicker, People, Pony Pasture, raptors, Red-bellied woodpeckers, Red-tailed hawks, Rivers, robin, simplify, Smiles (including "dog smiles"!), thoreau | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

We’ll floss that bridge when we come to it 

19 January, 2020            We’ll floss that bridge when we come to it  For the eighth consecutive week I was able to photograph these owls. I wish I’d gotten a better image but this is what’s … Continue reading

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My editor is out of town! 

3 November, 2019            My editor is out of town!  So if there are any errors on this blog post, I won’t be able to blame her. I’ll keep the writing to a minimum!  I try … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Bryan Park, Dogs, Flowers, Fun, James River, love, moon, Northern flicker, Pony Pasture, raptors, Red-bellied woodpeckers, red-shouldered hawks, Rivers, roses, simplify, Smiles (including "dog smiles"!), squirrels | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“First, be a good animal” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

13 October, 2019            “First, be a good animal” – Ralph Waldo Emerson  When I sent this picture to Ev (from the river this morning) she said “That’s the same photo you sent last week!” Which, … Continue reading

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When there’s nothing to say… 

7 October, 2018             When there’s nothing to say…  …it’s better not to say anything. No brilliant revelations or images this week, just the usual. Hawks (of course) and the moon more than a few times. … Continue reading

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Oh no! Another SNAKE!

13 May, 2018            Oh no! Another SNAKE! My friend Sam took this picture Monday afternoon. Sometimes people react this way when they see snakes. There are snake pictures at the bottom of this blog post:   … 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

Posted in Birds, Carolina wren, daffodils, Dogs, Downy woodpecker, Flowers, Fun, James River, Pileated Woodpecker, Pony Pasture, raptors, Red-bellied woodpeckers, Red-tailed hawks, Rivers, Smiles (including "dog smiles"!), whitetail deer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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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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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