Tag Archives: nature

Dust bath at the borrow pit

18 July, 2021 Dust bath at the borrow pit I often hike at Three Lakes Park in Henrico County, near where interstate 95 North intersects 295. It’s east of 95 and slightly south of 295. It’s roughly 1.5 miles east … Continue reading

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“A calming reminder”

27 June, 2021 “A calming reminder” “The lives of many animals are constrained by the schemes of men, but the determination in these lives, their traditional pattern of movement, are a calming reminder of a more fundamental order.” – Barry … Continue reading

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Two weeks is too long

6 June, 2021 Two weeks is too long A few pictures. Mackey’s not strong enough to walk at the river these days, so I’m not down there as often. I went with my old friend Luna this morning though:  Most … Continue reading

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First Sunday of autumn

27 September, 2020            First Sunday of autumn  I’d been swimming for half an hour Thursday morning at 9:30 when autumn officially began here in Richmond. This morning – five days later almost to the minute … Continue reading

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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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Bookended with buteos

13 September, 2020            Bookended with buteos Wait! If you enjoyed last week’s post A squirrel told me my mother was a “miracle worker”, take a second look (just click on it). Go to the bottom … 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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“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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