Monthly Archives: July 2012

What does this clue tell a bird spy?

Thistles and other plants with silky seed heads like milkweeds tell a bird spy it’s nesting season. You may think the birds have raised their families and all the fledglings are growing into fine juveniles as the summer season moves on.  … Continue reading

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I almost forgot.

The local birding club didn’t send me a notice to renew my membership.  Annual membership dues were due July 1st!  I read about it in the email club newsletter I just received.  Do you think I’ll be in trouble if I … Continue reading

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Splish Splash, I was takin’ a bath …

The earth is parched with our drought and high temperatures.  I’ve taken to regularly watering the lawns and trees.  My poor trees.  The garden flowers are being well taken care of.  The dryness has not stopped the Japanese Beetles from … Continue reading

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Thank you, Thomas Jefferson

If you have never read a biography of Thomas Jefferson, America’s third President, do.  Find fault if you will.  There is plenty about which to find fault.  You will also find one of history’s most intriguing, brilliant scientific and political … Continue reading

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So, this squirrel walks into a bar …

“Good morning!  What brings you in at this early hour?” says the bartender who is mopping the floor of his empty sports bar and doing his daily cleaning before the wait staff and early lunch crowd begin to arrive in … Continue reading

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