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Blackbirds spend the night

On the way home last night I was so tired I was dizzy. But as I passed one of the ponds in the park I heard the sound of hundreds of red-winged blackbirds- it seems they had stopped for the … Continue reading

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Rode my bike to…

Rode my bike to work this morning. Here’s today’s riding mantra comprised of things I saw while riding (photos to follow when I get home tonight): linden, locust, horses, traffic, geese, squirrel, martins, red wing, egret The smell of linden … Continue reading

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Owls

I had the most magical evening on my way home through the park. It was just coming dusk and I saw people gathered in a group, as I’ve seen several times before that time of day, looking at a tree. … Continue reading

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Screech owl

When I went downstairs to make the coffee this morning I stopped to say hello to Kitten Britches, who was sitting in the front window. As I did, a roundish dark form on a low-hanging maple limb in the yard … Continue reading

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Hell-Divers and Water-Witches

On a mid-day walk today I stopped to speak with a woman who was poised with her birding glasses on the bridge where I often stop to watch the birds eating the flower seeds nearby and the turtles. We exclaimed … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures

I have elected to stay home today, after getting the shopping done early before the crowds, to read. Just to read, a guilty pleasure anymore for some reason, I always think maybe I should be doing something more productive- exercising, … Continue reading

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What a sweet, beautiful morning it is here, as hurricane Irene pounds up the East coast. Though I must work today, I’ve promised myself a walk when I need a break, and to leave by 4 PM. You don’t get … Continue reading

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Rain walk

I went for a cold, wet walk today to celebrate the rain that was so long in coming. The river was high again, puddles were everywhere, and everywhere were birds enjoying them. Juncos, white-throated sparrows, red-headed woodpeckers, dun-colored finches. Kingfisher … Continue reading

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