Tag Archives: creatures great and small

I Finally Followed the Clues:

This Mourning Dove is Widowed There usually is a pair of mourning doves who inhabit our environment. (This shot from early 2019 is of the female, as she watches her mate search for seeds on the deck, below) The other … Continue reading

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It’s Taken More than Sixty-Five Years to Get Over It

Raven and Me In late summer, 1956, I was bitten by a German Shepherd. I was six years of age. It was traumatic to me, especially since I had been farmed out to the Duff family in New Lowell, while … Continue reading

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Beautiful!

Dragonfly Sculpture

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Some Visitors to the Lot Birdfeeders

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Here’s a Fellow with a Big Beak…

Male Red-Breasted Grosbeak His black tuxedo and white shirt combination has a huge red cravat…

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They Seek Her Here, They Seek Her There

The Doggies Seek Her Everywhere Is she in heaven, or is she in hell, That damned, elusive Chipmunk-elle?

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In Winter, Even Rats Have to Eat…

But N.I.M.B.Y. This is the last live shot I have of this member of our rat pack. We started setting traps last week, and so far we’ve killed at least three. I say ‘at least three’ because one of the … Continue reading

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All Things Bright and Beautiful…

All Creatures Great & Small (2020) We’ve been watching this new adaptation of James Herriot’s books on PBS on Sunday nights, season two. I have always wondered why we needed a new version when the original BBC series was perfectly … Continue reading

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Does Astrology Work with Our Pets?

Kaiya (July 19. 2017) It’s a thought that never goes away: are our pets subject to the same planetary influences as we are? Our parrot’s ‘birth’ time is unknown (she hatched out of her egg). I’ve set the clock for … Continue reading

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Kaiya has Come Home to Roost

After 5 Weeks, this Monk Parrot is Back with Us for Good Sitting with Susan in the sewing room.

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