Category Archives: Animals and Critters

Christmas for the Birds

Cleaning out my fridge, I found a few old nuts, seeds, dried figs and a jar of rendered beef fat. And I had orange halves left over from squeezing fresh orange juice. So – always wanting to find a use … Continue reading

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Serene Sunday

A perfect day – cool, blue sky, no deadlines… only spaciousness, timelessness, and serenity. So we embarked on a Sunday drive to nearby Pocahontas County (West Virginia), down to the Greenbrier River. Today, the river water reflected bridge pillars and … Continue reading

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Summer Porch Textures

From my summer porch, I observe much of what’s going on around me without necessarily being seen. Since we can’t see our human neighbors through the trees, animals and plants become the subjects of my voyeuristic tendencies. When I saw … Continue reading

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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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