Category Archives: Wildlife

A heron amongst the geese

Yesterday I walked again–first time in a week. While I have done my best to stay active here at home, working in the yard and house, the afternoon thunderstorms have kept me out of the park. Yesterday I finished up … Continue reading

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The view from my window

Life is like a vessel We fill it up With things Memories, objects, hopes, dreams Sometimes The weight of it Cracks –neither good nor bad– But it empties out all the same Pouring gifts Losing hope The message depends on … Continue reading

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Rain, cooler temperatures, more rain, and meditations from the dock

Rain is currently abundant here and cooling things off in some welcome relief from the heat. After the rain let up yesterday, I took the opportunity for a cooler walk. Almost all the way around the lake, and the geese … Continue reading

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On being productive and meat and potatoes

Yesterday was a very productive day for me. I made major progress on decluttering and cleaning and packing. My kitchen counter bar is once again uncluttered. My desk is partially uncluttered, and the recycle bag is full. I headed off … Continue reading

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Not Lake Michigan walk

While Betty and Dan cooled off at Lake Michigan, Katie is getting ready for the beach, and Jane and Rich are off on yet the third great adventure this month with a landing in Iceland prior to heading on to … Continue reading

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O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Yesterday was Canada Day for those north of the US border. In honour of Anne Marie, I visited the Canadian geese who hang out in Lamar Park and swim in Lake Patsy.

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Monday morning update

Breaking news…from yesterday. We watched the University of Mississippi’s baseball team win the College World Series last night. Wow, what a game that was! All you could see in the stands were a flood of red, blue, baby blue, and … Continue reading

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A change of pace and a change of view

Yesterday as I went to walk, I opted again for Lamar Park. It was a little earlier than I had been walking, so still a good deal of sun on the trail. I decided to take the path I had … Continue reading

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Have I mentioned Groundhog Day?

A few weeks ago, I saw “the critter” from last year that I could never figure out what it was. That was the first, and since then, only time I had seen it until the day I looked out the … Continue reading

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The good thing about April deluges: They wash away the pine pollen

Yesterday late afternoon was quite lovely, with intermittent rays of sunshine and darkening skies. It was too breezy out for a fire, but as I was enjoying the view, I saw the first indigo bunting of the season and went … Continue reading

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