Category Archives: Animals and Critters

Surprised by Vultures

Turkey vultures are a common sight in our area. Quite ugly with their naked red heads sticking out from a mass of dark feathers, they make a much more pleasing impression when they circle overhead, with a wingspread almost as … Continue reading

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Seeking Security

I was mesmerized by the intriguing patterns in this pond created by last season’s dried lotus stalks and their reflections on the water. Bright spring green was popping up along the pond edges – perhaps cat tails? I did not … Continue reading

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Canada Geese

Omnipresent, adaptable to city and country life – Canada Geese. Here, a group lines up along the shore of a large pond. Long, graceful necks, ever-watchful beady black eyes. White stripe fashionably painted across the cheek. Another large congregation in … Continue reading

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Frames of Sweetness

The abundance of our summer harvest includes bee hive frames heavy with honeycomb and that sweet golden liquid stashed inside. This is a frame full of honeycomb. Once a hexagonal wax cell is filled with honey, the bees cap it … Continue reading

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Spare me…

When you walk out of your house in the morning and see this in your driveway, the first thought would be “rattle snake” and “danger.” Upon closer inspection, however, there was no rattle at the end of the tail. As … Continue reading

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