Archives in Category: Flora/Fauna

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Spring Flowers

We’re almost to May, so most of the spring flowers have bloomed; and Old Man Winter is about to sneak off for good.  He might have one or two more windy grumbles left, but that’s it. Flowers now rule the

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Non-Compliant

To follow up on yesterday’s blog, I’m studying the condo rules and regulations where I live to be up-to-speed on what is and is not allowable in terms of “personalizing” the outdoor space around our respective homes.

Truth be told,

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Goose Update

Unless you’ve chased geese, researched their habits to learn how to dissuade them, and had to purchase a new broom with which to fend them off, you have no idea how wonderful this current summer is. It’s the first one

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Unbelievable!

I was sitting at my desk when my neighbor tapped the window. She wore a look of disbelief and pointed in the direction of the street. There was only one thing that could cause such a look. I rose from

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Fence Update

A month ago I blogged about the new fence that was installed around the perimeter of our pond to keep geese away. It’s done a marvelous job, although neither the fence nor I are letting down our guards. The geese

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Letter to a Fence

Dear Fence,

We are new neighbors, but I’m already crazy about you. I love looking out my piano room windows each morning to make sure you’re still there. Even though you’re becoming invisible as I grow accustomed to you, I’ll

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Broncos and Panthers

You might think this post is about the upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7; but that’s not the case. It’s really about a description of these two species in the animal kingdom.

According to www.smithsonian.com, “a bronco is

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Orion and Deysi

I have mixed feelings about keeping animals in captivity so that humans can pet them or shake hands or throw appropriate food or, the epitome, ride them. Even under the kindest conditions, the animals are not in their natural homes.

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Cat Care

I have a new, temporary job: Cat Sitter. A neighbor sent out a plea for someone to take care of her cats while her husband and she left town for four days.  I don’t know what possessed me, except that

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Drama on the Pond

A week ago four geese flew into our pond, and I was unhappy.  Geese are a nuisance in a residential area, and there is little one can do about it that is effective.

My neighbor and I believe these are

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