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Blue Friday

Choosing to boycott the rampant consumerism known as Black Friday, we visited Steigerwald NWR for the first time on Friday. We were rewarded with blue skies, a wonderful stroll along paths strewn with leaves of every color and views of … Continue reading

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Bewick’s Wren

We don’t see a lot of Bewick’s Wrens around our home for some reason. But this one has been hanging around the past few weeks. I first noticed it checking out both the roost and nest boxes on the front … Continue reading

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The Clearing

On a visit to our native plant nursery last spring,  Bosky Dell Natives, we admired a small grove of aspens planted on the property.   Walking into this small stand of trees just off the main path, it felt like we … Continue reading

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Junco Mysteries

We know it’s truly fall when Juncos reappear in our yard after being gone all spring and summer.   Once they arrive, they will be steady visitors to the yard until spring begins again next year. Why they leave our little … Continue reading

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Secret Friends

Anyone who has fed birds for any length of time knows that if you don’t clean up regularly, you can draw unwanted visitors to the debris that falls under the feeders.    Rats. I used to hate rats.  My notions of … Continue reading

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Late September

I love this time of year.   Cool, cloudy mornings that give way to sunshiney afternoons that hit a manageable 80 or 82 degrees,  leaves that are just beginning to change color and drop but not so much that I feel … Continue reading

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Not to be Missed

I don’t think there are words to describe Crater Lake that haven’t already been written. It is as stunning and beautiful as I’d imagined. Standing at the top of the rim and looking down really puts your own small human … Continue reading

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Welcome to Prospect

We spent two nights in this wonderful old hotel. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the hotel has hosted such notables as Teddy Roosevelt and Zane Grey. Back in the old days when it took two days via … Continue reading

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Worth Every Penny

I have an issue with shoes. Actually, the issue is my feet.  An Andre the Giant sized second toe and an abnormally diminutive pinky toe make fitting shoes really difficult.   No matter how many shoes I’ve tried over the years … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Hawk at the Feeders

We had a Cooper’s Hawk last fall and winter that was very good at ambushing birds at our feeders.  It seemed to show up on the rainiest, most miserable weather days.  It usually looked so bedraggled and wet that I felt sorry for … Continue reading

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