Tag Archives: Gardenias

Lord of the Butterflies

20 September, 2020            Lord of the Butterflies Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I were hiking at Pony Pasture this spectacular Sunday morning when their three long noses simultaneously weathervaned into the unpleasant scent wafting … Continue reading

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A squirrel told me my mother was a “miracle worker” 

6 September, 2020            A squirrel told me my mother was a “miracle worker”  A person parked next to me this morning at Pony Pasture with the license plate SQRLY1. I asked him what his license … Continue reading

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Suddenly beautiful

30 August, 2020            Suddenly beautiful It’s sunny and not real hot and the humidity’s down – living things are thriving in central Virginia! Evelyn has planted an array of native flowers and other plants in … Continue reading

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“Too many birthday presents” is not a real thing 

23 August, 2020            “Too many birthday presents” is not a real thing  Today is my birthday! I have the great good fortune to celebrate another one. When you get to have a large # of … Continue reading

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Inevitability – it’s a good thing

19 July, 2020            Inevitability – it’s a good thing Before I ramble – Happy Birthday Evie! Today (7/19) is Evelyn’s birthday!  In a minute I’ll put pictures of some flowers Evelyn’s growing. They are bright … Continue reading

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Thanking a one year old for putting the “social” in “social distance”

3 May, 2020            Thanking a one year old for putting the “social” in “social distance” Our neighbor Austin turned one yesterday. Austin single-handedly brought together more smiling people than I’ve seen since the first time … Continue reading

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Signs of progress – the system is functioning: 

26 April, 2020            Signs of progress – the system is functioning:  I saw my first deer in a long time this week. So far, everyone always loves deer pictures on this blog. When it comes … Continue reading

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Poor photography backs me into a corner

19 April, 2020            Poor photography backs me into a corner I didn’t get great pictures this week (IMO), so I backed myself into a corner and actually had to write something to make this a … Continue reading

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“The weird turn pro” – Hunter S Thompson, 1971 

5 April, 2020            “The weird turn pro” – Hunter S Thompson, 1971  “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro” – Hunter S Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1971. That quote doesn’t … Continue reading

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Pimento cheese picnic – and more! 

30 June, 2019            Pimento cheese picnic – and more!  My old friend Ethan, world renowned snake photographer and his family were in Roanoke this week visiting their family. They invited me for a picnic and … Continue reading

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