Category Archives: Rivers

“They don’t call it Habitat for nothing.” – my sister Katie

16 January, 2022 “They don’t call it Habitat for nothing.” – my sister Katie That’s not (technically) the picture that inspired this blog post title. Though it may as well be. This is the picture that inspired this blog post … Continue reading

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Life lives on lives/more than I could swallow

19 December, 2021 Life lives on lives/more than I could swallow I was hiking with a friend at Three Lakes Park in Henrico County last week when I saw this Double-crested Cormorant (Nannopterum auritum) trying to get this catfish in … Continue reading

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Finally got to fly again (and more)

5 December, 2021 Finally got to fly again (and more) I flew most of the day Tuesday. Viruses don’t affect a plane’s ability to fly, but my schedule was disrupted by the pandemic so I took a break. I finally … Continue reading

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Slacking off never pays

21 November, 2021 Slacking off never pays Somebody probably told me that in kindergarten or first grade, second grade at the latest. I’ve been told that in some form or other for the past half century-ish. You can teach an … Continue reading

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The pictures were piling up

10 October, 2021 The pictures were piling up Plus I was being lazy. Four weeks ago today was my most recent blog post! Awful. Anyway, I’ve gotten a handful of pictures I enjoy. I hope you do too! When this … Continue reading

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Back on track – at least for today 

12 September, 2021 Back on track – at least for today  Two days later Evelyn and I each went to work in the morning. That afternoon we came home and loaded Mackey in the car and the three of us … Continue reading

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Dust bath at the borrow pit

18 July, 2021 Dust bath at the borrow pit I often hike at Three Lakes Park in Henrico County, near where interstate 95 North intersects 295. It’s east of 95 and slightly south of 295. It’s roughly 1.5 miles east … Continue reading

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Sushi before it’s sushi

11 July, 2021 Sushi before it’s sushi    I was at Deep Run recently and this hungry Great Blue Heron snagged a large fish. The heron was juggling it around trying to get it down its throat. This may be … Continue reading

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“A calming reminder”

27 June, 2021 “A calming reminder” “The lives of many animals are constrained by the schemes of men, but the determination in these lives, their traditional pattern of movement, are a calming reminder of a more fundamental order.” – Barry … Continue reading

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Two weeks is too long

6 June, 2021 Two weeks is too long A few pictures. Mackey’s not strong enough to walk at the river these days, so I’m not down there as often. I went with my old friend Luna this morning though:  Most … Continue reading

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