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October 4, 2019

The Monarch Butterfly and Autumn Joy     Autumn Joy is a perennial which faithfully shows yearly; and produces a very pleasant purple flower, which will last through a good portion of the autumn. The problem with the plant is that when it begins to bloom, I know summer is over. Thus I have...
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September 27, 2019

A Family of Turtles     Okay, they may not be family, but when I spotted this group, sunning themselves, on a log, to me they looked like family.  Regardless of their relationship to each other, they certainly made me smile.  I so love when I get to observe creatures in the wild.
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August 10, 2019

My Ducks It Has Been a While     Did you know that this column was originally named Ducks?  I love the ducks in my yard in Florida, and have taken countless pictures of them, sharing more than a few with you. But alas all of God’s creature’s deserve their fifteen minutes of fame;...
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July 15, 2019

The Space Deer   He is not really a deer from space; rather he is the deer I saw while I was trying to take this picture:     Of all of the places in the world, one might expect to encounter wildlife, I cannot say the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, even remotely...
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June 12, 2019

Sharing the Back Stoop     This sweet little orange cat began coming around the house, looking for food; so we of course bought him cat food, how could we not.  I do not know if he is a stray or simply someone’s pet that likes to go explore. Apparently, word got out in...
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May 10, 2019

Flamingos! But not In the Wild!     I would love to have seen this flock In the Wild, but alas, they live in the zoo, in South Carolina. In the past, I have written about my love hate relationship with zoos; I truly hate seeing animals in cages, but it is impossible to...
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April 12, 2019

A Snowy Egret and Blue Heron     One of the reasons we go to the Everglades, is to see the wildlife; birds like snowy egrets and blue herons. How delightful to look in the backyard, and see them both perched on what is left of the poor bitter orange tree.
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March 25, 2019

Bold Chickens, Plus One     Honestly, I am not sure if this article should be posted under In the Wild! or Food; as these very bold and friendly chickens live at The Blonde Giraffe, Key Lime Pie Factory, in Tavernier, Florida, in the Keys. We took Lia to The Blonde Giraffe, because they...
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February 2, 2019

Ground Hog   We have German immigrants to thank for Ground Hog Day, when the hope that winter will end early rest with whether or not a ground hog sees his shadow. Oddly, one wants a cloud day, when the ground hog does not see his shadow, and we are all spared another six...
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January 20, 2019

Taking Advantage of the Sun   Kate spotted this turtle sitting on a rock, warming up a bit; and then noticed that he was not alone.  Sure enough, there was a lizard, sitting on the bank of the canal, also sunbathing, as well!        
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