In the Wild!

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July 24, 2017

Follow Alpacas   Over our morning coffee, as we looked out, on our back yard, we pondered exactly how nice it would be to see alpacas roaming through the trees and maybe, going down to the river, for a drink of water. We actually contemplated what we would need to do,...
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June 26, 2017

Follow Moa Yes, More Chickens!     Moa, in Hawaiian, means chicken, and it is not unusual to see these lovely creatures wondering around, shall we say – free as a bird!     Whether the majority of these wild chickens are domesticated animals that have gotten free, descendants of the...
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May 19, 2017

Follow Old Friends at Kentucky Downs   We were in Kentucky and Kate said she wanted to pet a horse; not always do wishes come true so easily, but on this day it was just that simple.     The first time we pulled off the I-65, in Franklin, Kentucky, was...
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April 24, 2017

Follow   Guinea Fowl     It was the deer, in the field, which first beckoned me to pull over. He did not stay in view long.     But he led to these three guinea fowl, while driving down a back road, in southern Ohio. I think they were having...
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March 18, 2017

Follow A Return to My Ducks     Can you see the little ducklings left foot, lifted up and ready to follow his mother? The ducks, or my ducks, as I and many of my neighbors once fondly referred to them, were the original inspiration for this column.  Yes, I am...
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February 2, 2017

Follow Happy Groundhog Day     “When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life.  But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of...
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January 24, 2017

Follow   Lorikeet     I do not do well with the notion of caged animals – any animal – be it man, a dog, or any beautiful creature that belongs in the wild. I think one of the reasons I enjoy feeding the wildlife, in my yard, is because they...
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Follow   My Dogs     Recently, I realized that I have never shared pictures of any of my dogs, in the column, though there are a few in the That Is All For Now Family Photo Albums.   I am not sure why I have not, nor why I have decided...
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November 18, 2016

Follow   Intrude         I had previously been to the North Carolina Museum of Art, which has an excellent collection, is free to the public, and is staffed by volunteers, including the grounds keeping, and thus on a recent stay in the area, I was not sure I would stop...
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October 17, 2016

Follow Canadian Geese     It is not uncommon, in New England, to spy flocks of geese, especially in the autumn, stopping by for a quick bite to eat, on their way south.     This particular group amused me with their choice of dinner; I know I am being silly,...
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