Category Archives: squirrels

I’ll have mine on the rocks

5 February, 2017            I’ll have mine on the rocks Mackey and Turner and I were headed toward Pony Pasture on Tuesday (January 31) and were greeted by this sight: I sent a picture to my friend … Continue reading

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My earlier, squirrellier years

18 December, 2016            My earlier, squirrellier years I saw lots of hawks hunting squirrels this week, which made me think of the squirrel hunting I did when I was younger, and that made me think of … Continue reading

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A few thousand words

3 April, 2016            A few thousand words Not really – only about 750. The title is based on the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words.” If you’re in central Virginia and it’s early spring … Continue reading

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We turned our flashlights off after dark

3 January, 2016            We turned our flashlights off after dark Remembering the odd nature of wearing shorts when it snowed called to mind other backwards-ness of my childhood. I’m including a brief blurb about it at … Continue reading

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It was just a coincidence, but still

22 November, 2015                        It was just a coincidence, but still =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= I began writing the section below this (begins “The low angle of the November sun…”) yesterday. The whole hawk … Continue reading

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The dogs sniffed me suspiciously…

25 October, 2015           The dogs sniffed me suspiciously… …when I walked in the door Tuesday afternoon. My friend Ethan and I were hiking at Bryan Park when we saw this crowd hard at work clearing invasive species: … Continue reading

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Throw it up against the wall…

18 October, 2015            Throw it up against the wall… …and see if it sticks! Shorthand for trying something out to see if it works. That’s what I’m doing at the end of the blog this week. … Continue reading

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