Category Archives: Smiles (including “dog smiles”!)

Random – but fortunately a hawk came to visit

9 September, 2018            Random – but fortunately a hawk came to visit   Some weeks I don’t get any pictures I love (except gardenias) but this week a young hawk landed in the backyard. Right while … Continue reading

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“Why isn’t there anything in holes?” – O. Henry

2 September, 2018            “Why isn’t there anything in holes?” – O. Henry   The quote is from a story by O Henry called The Ransom of Red Chief. It’s unrelated to this blog post. I was riding … Continue reading

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More is better

26 August, 2018           More is better  I turned 57 on Thursday. I took this picture Saturday at sunrise looking across the Potomac River on Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. There is nothing – ever – … Continue reading

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 “Try to be a little kinder” – Aldous Huxley 

19 August, 2018           “Try to be a little kinder” – Aldous Huxley  That’s my whole family on October 28, 2012 at my brother Kevin’s house in Doswell, VA, a few days before Halloween. Even though we … Continue reading

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Civic duty/ dumpster diver/ quick and dirty

12 August, 2018            Civic duty/ dumpster diver/ quick and dirty When we get to the river, Mackey and Turner jump out of the car, and Mackey poops on the ground – first thing – before we’re … Continue reading

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My only aunt (I have no uncles)

5 August, 2018            My only aunt (I have no uncles) My mother’s younger sister Janet was my only aunt, and I have no uncles. She died on July 13 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, a couple of … Continue reading

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Rags to riches

22 July, 2018 Rags to riches I need to warn people who have an irrational fear of snakes (ophidiophobes) that there is a snake picture after the first seven pictures on this blog post. Before you recoil, this snake is … Continue reading

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