Category: In The Wild!

In the Wild!

A Bald Eagle! Photographed by Lois Robertshaw   “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31 ~ This morning, our neighbors called to tell us, to look…

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Bunny Rabbits at the Back Bay Fens       I so love pleasant surprises! Recently, while walking in the Back Bay Fens, part of the Emerald Necklace parks system that covers seven miles in Boston; my eyes were directed toward a small rustling noise, which to my delight was a small, brown bunny!  …

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Alpacas Over our morning coffee, as we looked out, on our back yard, we pondered exactly how nice it would be to see alpacas roaming through the trees and maybe, going down to the river, for a drink of water. We actually contemplated what we would need to do, to give them a happy place…

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Moa Yes, More Chickens! Moa, in Hawaiian, means chicken, and it is not unusual to see these lovely creatures wondering around, shall we say – free as a bird! Whether the majority of these wild chickens are domesticated animals that have gotten free, descendants of the Red Junglefowl, brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians, or a…

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Guinea Fowl It was the deer, in the field, which first beckoned me to pull over. He did not stay in view long. But he led to these three guinea fowl, while driving down a back road, in southern Ohio. I think they were having a bit of lunch, pecking away at elements I could…

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A Return to My Ducks Can you see the little ducklings left foot, lifted up and ready to follow his mother? The ducks, or my ducks, as I and many of my neighbors once fondly referred to them, were the original inspiration for this column.  Yes, I am so enamored of these little fellows I…

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Happy Groundhog Day “When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life.  But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn’t imagine…

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Lorikeet I do not do well with the notion of caged animals – any animal – be it man, a dog, or any beautiful creature that belongs in the wild. I think one of the reasons I enjoy feeding the wildlife, in my yard, is because they are free to roam, following their own whims,…

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My Dogs Recently, I realized that I have never shared pictures of any of my dogs, in the column, though there are a few in the That Is All For Now Family Photo Albums.   I am not sure why I have not, nor why I have decided to add them now; but I do know…

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Canadian Geese     It is not uncommon, in New England, to spy flocks of geese, especially in the autumn, stopping by for a quick bite to eat, on their way south.     This particular group amused me with their choice of dinner; I know I am being silly, perhaps they were in a bit…