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51. Appreciate your siblings, especially if you get along with them.

52. Friends are the family you select!

Those are two that should have been included in my previous blog about… 753 more words

In The Yard

Dragonflies, Butterflies, and More

Summer has filled the yard with flying insects.

I don’t care for the sudden swarms of biting flies and mosquitoes, but the dragonflies seem happy. They hunt ravenously from dawn to dusk, eating everything they can catch–including flies and mosquitoes. 89 more words


Quiet Fireworks

Our dog Indigo suffered from thunder phobia. During her aging years (before she lost her hearing) our entire household suffered from thunder phobia. I dreaded all of the fireworks holidays during those years. 155 more words


A Hummingbird and a Publication Note

The honeysuckle has been in full bloom much of the summer, but hummingbirds are rare so far. I’ve only seen one a handful of times, and each of those visits has been brief. 49 more words


Catching Up...

//hangs head in shame//

I know…Slack. Sorry. Seriously.

Work? OMG! Work has been a bear (but still somewhere I enjoy going each day…really)! I was able to get two additional positions added to my Transport Department, and after two months of meetings? 247 more words

In The Yard

The Nestlings

A house wren began claiming the yard’s nest boxes in late April. He spent days on end carrying twigs, working on nests in each of the boxes… 219 more words


The Problem with Dog Breeding

I am, to put it mildly, an “animal person.” As I write this, one of my cats is asleep on my desk beside my laptop, and my dog is asleep at my feet. 1,142 more words