Category Archives: Rivers

The flowers haven’t bailed me out!

28 February, 2021 The flowers haven’t bailed me out!  I keep hoping for a burst of color from the flowers but I’m getting ahead of myself. There are a handful of daffodils blooming – I’ll put one here – but … Continue reading

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These keep getting shorter and shorter!

21 February, 2021 These keep getting shorter and shorter! I will be uncharacteristically brief. If I hadn’t had the always-wonderful experience of seeing an owl yesterday, I might have skipped this week. So an owl and a couple other items.  … Continue reading

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The joy of hiking 52 weeks/year

14 February, 2021 The joy of hiking 52 weeks/year  Long time hikers understand a simple relationship in the park – the worse the weather, the fewer the people. If it’s really messy out, it’s like your own private park. When … Continue reading

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A little to show – not much to say

7 February, 2021 A little to show – not much to say  That’s my theme this week. I went down Monday just to see if there’d be a Barred owl in February, and there was. But yesterday I went to … Continue reading

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The day before a snow day

31 January, 2021 The day before a snow day If you live in Richmond, VA or the surrounding area, you’re aware today IS a snow day. Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I went to Pony Pasture yesterday to avoid … Continue reading

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“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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“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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A bluebird bailed me out!

20 December, 2020 A bluebird bailed me out!  I was thin on blog material this week (as will become evident when you whisk through this post) but I saw this lovely bluebird at the river yesterday. You may be an … Continue reading

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