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Snowed In

We’re interrupting the regular Duck Dynasty program due to a winter weather warning. Today was a snow day. Not only by the weather outside, but also on my home office desk. So while I watched the beautiful snow fall and the birds busy at the feeders, I was busy working on papers. A brief ten…

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The Canvasback

Got another diving duck for you today in this week’s diving ducks in Centennial Lake theme. Allow me to introduce you to “The Canvasback”. As the largest diving duck found in North America, the Canvasback has bright red eyes. Wintering in the Chesapeake Bay and the southern part of the United States from east to…

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Befuddled by a Bufflehead

Along with the many overwintering diving ducks in the Chesapeake Bay, the Bufflehead is frequently seen. A small little duck that is quite shy and quick, they are hard to capture. Many times they are rushing away from me, or really far away. Yesterday at Centennial Lake, I was lucky that a few were a…

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Duck, Duck, Dive!

Woo Hoo ! Finally got out for the first day after my surgery just a week ago. Amazing that I was able to get out so soon after some major excavation done. So I went searching for ducks. See, the local birding community keep sharing these awesome photos of ducks in a neighborhood lake. The…

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The Surging Sea

Waiting and Wishing by Henry Kendall (1839-1882) I loiter by this surging sea, Here, by this surging, sooming sea, Here, by this wailing, wild-faced sea, Dreaming through the dreamy night; Yearning for a strange delight! Will it ever, ever, ever fly to me, By this surging sea, By this surging, sooming sea, By this wailing,…

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Reminiscing

We’ll need to go through memory lane as I’m still in the midst of surgery recovery. The past week I’ve had the attention of the gnat and haven’t gotten anything accomplished. The thought was there, the motivation wasn’t. Digging out several unlabeled external hard drives, I figured it was high time I actually labeled them…

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Orchid Images

There is nothing like freezing cold temperatures and recovering from surgery that makes one sit down and actually work through one’s existing photo portfolio. My friends know that I’ve had memory and storage issues in the past year or so, with 100,000+ images (most likely duplicates or triplicates) hovering on many external hard drives around…

Image captured by William E. Carter, Anthropologist, 1970's.

Tilling in the Andes

High in the Bolivian Altiplano region of the Andes Mountains, the Aymara Indians survive by farming the harsh, rocky terrain. Truly a family affair where all hands are used to till the tough soil and plant potatoes, corn and wheat for future harvest. Today’s the day for digging and excavating under the surgeon’s knife for…

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A Change in Scenery

One great way to break the monotony is to wake up to a snow filled landscape. It’s been the first snowfall for our area, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting. See, I wanted to follow my fox’s footprints to find his lair. But wouldn’t you know, all the footprints I found were from little birds and…