Category Archives: Rivers

Red-shoulder over my shoulder – thank you Ray!

22 November, 2021 Red-shoulder over my shoulder – thank you Ray!  My friend Ray and I were hiking at Bryan Park one lovely morning this week. We sat down at a picnic table to catch our breath – and a … Continue reading

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Furtive Great Blue Heron

15 November, 2020 Furtive Great Blue Heron Some birds around here are sneaky. You can hear yellow billed cuckoos or eastern towhees all day long and never lay eyes on one. Great blue herons – at least before today – … Continue reading

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These birds LOVE Evelyn’s flowers!

8 November, 2020 These birds LOVE Evelyn’s flowers!  Or in this case, beautyberries:  I took that picture a little after 3:00 Monday afternoon. It’s a good thing I did – I haven’t gotten tons of other images this week! That … Continue reading

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Mistaking eagles for vultures made me eat crow

1 November, 2020 Mistaking eagles for vultures made me eat crow  Monday (10/26/2020) I looked at a pair of Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus) on a cell phone tower near Kroger. They’re common so I ignored them. Went shopping, came back … Continue reading

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Indistinguishable from magic, and so much more

25 October, 2020 Indistinguishable from magic, and so much more “Any sufficiently advanced science is indistinguishable from magic.” That’s a paraphrase of a more precise quotation, but the idea is the same.  Evelyn looked at it and said “I wonder … Continue reading

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Don’t get your hopes up!

18 October, 2020 Don’t get your hopes up!  OOPS! I GOT INTO A LITTLE STRUGGLE WITH MY BLOG PLATFORM YESTERDAY AND HAD TO WAIT UNTIL THIS MORNING TO POST. HOPEFULLY THAT WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN. THIS WAS A SHORT ONE ANYWAY. … 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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Work in progress 

4 October, 2020            Work in progress  Evelyn (I presume) read about Monarch Butterflies and/or talked with people about them. I’ve seen a handful, but on this blog this year, the first mention (and photograph) was … 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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