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Setting Sail

Setting Sail out to the mountains, by land you see. As the leaves are starting to change the color and there is beginning to be a crisp in the air. The mountains are calling me, along with their furry friends. It’ll be wonderful to return to the Shenandoah mountains for a short respite from the…

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Along the Forest Path

The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, and having perhaps…

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On an Adventure

Perhaps the year was 1960 high in the Andes Mountains on the edge of Lake Titicaca on the Bolivia side. Traveling, my mother and two older sisters were ready to embark on an adventure. Where they were to go, only they know. Perhaps to the Island of the Sun. Image captured by William E. Carter,…

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Cooper’s Hawk

There’s been a bird feeder in the garden this past week. Not the one that you can buy at Home Depot, but rather one with feathers. This beautiful Cooper’s Hawk has been swooping into the Cherry tree at the manor, hoping for some little birdy delicacies. Looking up…looking down…looking all around.

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Yellow Rumped Warbler

Warbler migration seasons is quickly quieting, and these charming and beautifully decorated birds won’t be seen again until the spring migration. There’s still hope that I’ll manage to find some later this week, so in the meantime I keep watching the garden to see what I can find. The Yellow Rumped Warbler, affectionately known as…

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Ruby Crowned Kinglet

Teeny, tiny little things that zip frantically in the trees looking for bugs. Ruby Crowned Kinglets love to summer in Canada and winter in the southern United States. Trying to photograph these little guys is really an exercise in futility. Rarely sitting for more than a moment, they restlessly flick their wings and zip to…

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The Color of the Season

The crisp air fell onto the bay overnight. With a brisk breeze and clear skies autumn has arrived. With leaves falling like snowflakes and the color orange popping everywhere the eye sees. It’s as if the pumpkin fairy Godmother has dropped off pumpkins at every doorstep. Some big, some small, some needing two people to…