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The wilderness is encroaching on me

So, both of our dogs were put to sleep last spring because they were too old to live happy and comfortable lives. That summer, nothing too odd happened without their presence. 403 more words

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Five Ideas to Keep in Mind about Summer Heat

I am never cold; never.

My region has the most gorgeous sunsets of pink, baby blue and oranges I have ever seen, consistently.

Birds are nesting and I just saw a sapsucker (woodpecker) I had never seen before.   180 more words


Nora the dog insisted on a walk this morning, before the rain returned.  For Nora a walk is really a run around.  In the boxer-lab scripture which she wholeheartedly believes the First Commandment is “Thou shallt run.”That slobbery tongue is evidence that Nora has been doing her running and has stopped for a brief catching of breath. 138 more words



The young fledgling birds out in my garden and still dependent on parents:  English Sparrow…Downy…Black-capped Chickadee…House Finch.  I see adult and youngster together in the smoke tree, on the feeding platforms, moving through the bushes along the fence. 61 more words


White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)

The White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) is a pretty rare bird in Europe, so it’s very exciting to be able to watch them not far from where I live in Bavaria. 38 more words