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Biked to work today- saw Drill sargeant- mulberries- quail- bullfrog- forest green- water          Sunrise over Forest Parkway

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Grass-cutters

On a midday walk just now it was hot, humid, the grass-cutters had cut down the cattails that were at the edge of Jefferson Lake, where the redwing blackbirds build their nests- I looked for signs of carnage but found … Continue reading

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First bike to work

Things I saw and heard while biking around the park and to work this morning: Red Truck Tai Chi man in Muny parking lot Quail near the Worlds Fair pavilion where I heard him last year Fielding Electric man fishing … Continue reading

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This morning at the corner of Faulkner and Clayton in the park I saw a robin chase a starling under the wheels of a car approaching the stop sign. The starling died instantly. That’s one way to keep them from … Continue reading

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A riot of birdsong this morning at 5, and I hear tree frogs. The Cooper’s hawks continue to build their nest a few doors down, and frequent our yard and trees, the crows hounding them. Last night I saw what I … Continue reading

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I like winter. This winter, though, has been unusually harsh so far. Zero again this morning. Nonetheless, I saw two women bicycling to work, all bundled up. That is some radical bicycling. And there have been small mishaps- a busted … Continue reading

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Muskrat

On a walk around the frozen lake just now I saw a muskrat eating something in the grass, or maybe the grass itself. He’d emerged from a hole in the ice near the shore, and that’s where he went back … Continue reading

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Leaves

Came home after work and raked leaves in the dark by the light of the moon coming full, Ishmael watching  this odd human ritual from the window. He is getting big, drives poor Britches crazy.         And last … Continue reading

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Can’t write with this fan phone notes Lily Batu generations of kin making wine for community in big barrels Sick Smith current caretaker Smittys Lily Bay Inn yesterday lone pelican on the Lake Michigan and 1 sphinx moths in pwry … Continue reading

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What a glorious morning! It feels like spring

What a glorious morning! It feels like spring at less than 70 degrees, and what a nice contrast to last year this time when we woke to 90+ and had 100+ to look forward to for weeks.

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