Category Archives: thoreau

I dress to match Evelyn’s flowers: 

11 April, 2021 I dress to  match Evelyn’s flowers:  I don’t have an overwhelming amount of pictures this week (or at least I didn’t when I started) – but I have lots of flowers. I photographed these purple beauties in … Continue reading

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Finally! A different kind of owl! 

28 March, 2021           Finally! A different kind of owl!  The first owl picture I ever posted in this blog was… a Barred Owl! What a surprise. That was May 15, 2011, in a post called … 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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“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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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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“All moments are key moments… “

16 August, 2020            “All moments are key moments… “ “…and life itself is grace.” – Frederick Buechner I saw this green heron at Pony Pasture shortly before 3:00 this afternoon. I was grateful tp be … Continue reading

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Not your father’s lawnmower

5 July, 2020            Not your father’s lawnmower I got a new lawnmower yesterday. It was shocking, although not because it’s an electric lawnmower. I’ll write a little more at the bottom.  I took a little … Continue reading

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Musical blog post titles

15 March, 2020            Musical blog post titles I read the New York Times way too much and it’s nearly impossible to look at it – at any section – without some mention of the Coronavirus, … Continue reading

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Some weeks I don’t know where to begin

26 May, 2019            Some weeks I don’t know where to begin I saw a Luna moth (Actias luna) early this afternoon while I was riding my bike at West Creek. It’s such a treasure to … Continue reading

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dredge

20 January, 2019            dredge I dredged up a few stories I’d appended to blog posts in years past. Some of them are interesting if you’ve never read them before. I’ll put them near the bottom. After … Continue reading

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