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April 21, 2014

I love the sound of
the mourning dove coo. I lie
in bed and listen.


Gusts of Wind

Surprisingly, the past couple of days have been very windy and and cool after having so many glorious spring days. Its not so terrible but nonetheless inconsistent.  129 more words



A mourning dove came to visit (one of many that likes our yard). But instead of going to the feeders, they seem to prefer finding the seed that has been scattered to the ground by the messy birds above. 18 more words


We are Creatures of Habit

The largely expected Spring has manifested finally in good form, after the depressing days of cold, snowy, icy, dark of a extremely long Winter.

One thing I’ve noticed immediately is the lack of subject for conversation or discussion on the Internet or anywhere for that case. 227 more words


Songbirds of Alameda, CA, Spring, 2014

This is the fourth in a series of posts on the birds of Alameda, CA. There were plenty of migrating and non-migrating songbirds around, and the ones photographed here were seen in the shrubbery and gardens of the houses that bordered the shoreline. 23 more words


Hiking, Running, Sunning, Resetting

Arizona keeps beckoning (see previous post on the Rock & Roll Marathon experience) to the Left Coast Cook. Needing a powerful dose of sun and heat, the Cook and spouse left the wet marine air of the coast and traveled south to Arizona. 788 more words

Naples, Florida

Naples, Florida is one of the wealthy cities in the U.S. with a per capita income in excess of $60,000 and the percentage below the poverty line at about 3%. 306 more words