We don’t have nearly enough lizards.Read more "Rewilding"
I’m trying to take a picture.Read more "Just hold still"
Who are you really, and what were you before? What did you do, and what did you think?Read more "The New Kid"
You probably have a route to the grocery store that avoids traffic bottlenecks and gets you to the best area of the parking lot. You might be on to something there.Read more "On the right track"
One does not simply add a carved wooden bear to the front yard.Read more "Bear 474: From Concept to Reality"
It’s been about six weeks since we bid farewell to our Annie. She was getting along in years and was showing signs that she might be wrapping things up before long, but we weren’t yet ready to say goodbye when the day arrived. There’s a cat-shaped empty space in the house now. We’ve been trying […]Read more "The Stand-ins"
We lived with a wild animal in the house for 11 years. Here are some observations following that experience.Read more "Cat: an appreciation"
Another Great Backyard Bird Count has come and gone. It was the GBBC of 2013 that got me into the birding game, and every year we get out our little notepad and jot down all the birds that we see in or around the yard. Then we submit the data to Science, and it becomes a […]Read more "And still counting"
Well, that was interesting. We’ve had just a tiny bit of rain in recent weeks, but that qualifies as a droughtbuster ’round these parts. Up next, a relentless and destructive deluge, no doubt. But we have a few days of relative calm before that kicks in, so let’s reflect for a moment on the long […]Read more "Exiting the Drought"
We spend a fair amount of time over on the coast. It’s within easy reach, and they’ve got all the birds, so you’ll find us there every couple of weeks. But to the Resident Expert it seemed that we were missing out on the good early morning and late evening times with our day-trip visit […]Read more "Upon Further Investigation"