Sometimes you get so excited about seeing wildlife, you can miss the tiny details that separate truth from fiction. When I saw these swans at my workplace property, I was careful to take a photo from the shadows of a building so I wouldn’t disturb them. A "swan" sighting captured by the author. While Tundra... Continue Reading →
A loud, pained howling sound woke me up. It came from downstairs. 3:00 a.m. I ran and expected to see my cat in a medical crisis. What I found was her head between the vertical blinds, looking out the sliding glass door. She made that horrible sound again. Why was my spayed cat caterwauling? I... Continue Reading →
Moving to the South 25 years ago meant an adjustment to the heat, humidity and creatures of my new home. In other words, little reptiles are everywhere.
When a friend gave me three canna lily bulbs, I had no idea what insect-avian-mammal conflicts lay ahead. I planted them next to my patio. They blossomed in a few months, stood 6 feet tall and had large, tubular, red flowers. Photo by Emi More on Pexels.com The bees came first and worked methodically, moving... Continue Reading →
One of the last gifts my dog gave me was a lesson in leisurely strolling. No longer energized with a youthful bounce in her steps, she walked in slow, rigid movements. Arthritis and assorted ailments had changed her pace, but not her excitement about life. When she was a puppy, she was a sort of... Continue Reading →
I had gotten used to seeing wildlife during long walks with my dog — rabbits, ducks, geese, turtles, lizards, frogs and snakes. But I had never come across a chicken. Not until one December morning in 2019. It was 6:30, before sunrise and the parking lot was still full of cars. The street lights were... Continue Reading →
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Have you ever gone to a café, ordered coffee and the sole employee tells you that the coffee at the café up the street is better? That’s what happened to me recently when a friend and I went to a café on the main street of a university town in... Continue Reading →