Category: In The Wild!

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My Ducks It Has Been a While Did you know that this column was originally named Ducks? I love the ducks in my yard in Florida, and have taken countless pictures of them, sharing more than a few with you. But alas all of God’s creature’s deserve their fifteen minutes of fame; however my ducks…

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The Space Deer   He is not really a deer from space; rather he is the deer I saw while I was trying to take this picture:   Of all of the places in the world, one might expect to encounter wildlife, I cannot say the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, even remotely made my…

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Sharing the Back Stoop This sweet little orange cat began coming around the house, looking for food; so we of course bought him cat food, how could we not. I do not know if he is a stray or simply someone’s pet that likes to go explore. Apparently, word got out in the world of…

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Flamingos! But not In the Wild! I would love to have seen this flock In the Wild, but alas, they live in the zoo, in South Carolina. In the past, I have written about my love hate relationship with zoos; I truly hate seeing animals in cages, but it is impossible to deny, especially given…

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A Snowy Egret and Blue Heron One of the reasons we go to the Everglades, is to see the wildlife; birds like snowy egrets and blue herons. How delightful to look in the backyard, and see them both perched on what is left of the poor bitter orange tree.

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Bold Chickens, Plus One Honestly, I am not sure if this article should be posted under In the Wild! or Food; as these very bold and friendly chickens live at The Blonde Giraffe, Key Lime Pie Factory, in Tavernier, Florida, in the Keys. We took Lia to The Blonde Giraffe, because they truly have the…

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Ground Hog   We have German immigrants to thank for Ground Hog Day, when the hope that winter will end early rest with whether or not a ground hog sees his shadow. Oddly, one wants a cloud day, when the ground hog does not see his shadow, and we are all spared another six weeks…

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Yes, Turkeys in November, Again   On a rainy, dreary day, the turkeys came looking for a bite to eat, that they appear to need. As they wandered around the yard, they lifted my spirits; as nature does. They changed my focus from the overcast skies to the still colored landscape, which they so perfectly…

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Baby Peafowl     It is easy to become jaded in the world today; however there are still those moments that fill us with wonder, if we are willing to run around someone’s else’s neighborhood and try to coax a mom and her baby’s to pose for a picture.     Undoubtedly, babies, whether human,…

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A Doe and Her Two Fawns When you live in the forest, yes, I can hear my neighbor’s shuddering at that description, you expect to see wild life. We have seen quite a bit, though the moose and bear we are waiting for, has so far eluded us; nonetheless, when I looked up, from the…