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October 17, 2017

The Fox     Last month, I shared my neighbor, Lois Robertshaw’s photograph of an eagle in her backyard, that then flew into ours.  This month, I want to show you our mutually shared fox! We have all spotted him; he has been coming around for awhile, but this is the first picture I...
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September 16, 2017

A Bald Eagle! Photographed by Lois Robertshaw         “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31 ~ This morning, our neighbors called to...
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August 30, 2017

Bunny Rabbits at the Back Bay Fens     I so love pleasant surprises! Recently, while walking in the Back Bay Fens, part of the Emerald Necklace parks system that covers seven miles in Boston; my eyes were directed toward a small rustling noise, which to my delight was a small, brown bunny!  ...
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July 24, 2017

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, to give them a...
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June 26, 2017

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 Red Junglefowl, brought to...
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May 19, 2017

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 when we were traveling...
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April 24, 2017

  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 a bit of lunch,...
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March 18, 2017

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 so enamored of these...
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February 2, 2017

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 their hearths and hearts,...
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January 24, 2017

  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 are free to roam,...
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