Category Archives: pets

The Owl

As I drove down the dark, wooded street I saw something in the middle of the road. Just sitting there. An owl! In the split second of surprise before I swerved around it, the beams from my headlights lit up … Continue reading

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Angry Birds!

It started all of a sudden. A blue jay brouhaha right outside the living room window. Five or six angry birds in full combat, screeching and dive-bombing for all they were worth. A cat skulking too near a nest? My … Continue reading

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Chillin’

It’s 5:30 on a warm and breezy March day in my Florida backyard. The air is clear and mellow with that slightly golden look it gets between afternoon and dusk, when the sun begins to lower. Lying back in my … Continue reading

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A Chorus of Crows

A cacaphony, a convention, a chorus of crows! Crow cries everywhere. All the day long. Spring migration I guess. Do they crow for the sheer joy of this flawless day? Not too hot, not too cold, just enough wind to … Continue reading

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Lucky for Awhile

Lucky was not our cat. He belonged to a neighbor a couple doors down. But the owner was out of town a lot and he had two other cats, so Lucky hung around our place a lot.  My sons and … Continue reading

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From My Porch

I have a new special spot. Like an old friend rediscovered unexpectedly. This new spot is in a cozy corner of my screened-in porch. I haven’t used the porch in years. Covered with a layer of grime most of the … Continue reading

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The Pelican

Just back from a sunny Easter morning walk to a little neighborhood beach on a big lake. The Florida weather was warmer than usual, felt more like May than March.  Hadn’t really planned to end up there, my feet just … Continue reading

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