Category Archives: Birds

Call me Cheepy

Names are Important I recognized at the age of three that names are important. The names you are given, and, especially, the names you choose for yourself.  Others demonstrate respect and caring by honoring your choices, even when ridiculous. For … Continue reading

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Complete Me I am incomplete without: the red fox who shadows my tracks leaving prints and pee everywhere but hiding himself from sight; the moose whose blackness fades from view behind a tree; the grizzly who announces his displeasure at … Continue reading

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Oh, You Uncommon Loon/Heart Lake Bliss

Early this August we went backpacking for the second year at Heart Lake in Yellowstone.  The distance is eight miles from trailhead to lake and another two miles around to our campsite.  Some campsites are as much as five miles … Continue reading

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East Side Views – Heart Lake

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Flycatcher Green

FLYCATCHER GREEN Welcome whistler better than sticky paper cheeps from nearby tree

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Bluebird Blue

SURELY BLUE Strong but soft rich but subdued quietly sure not cobalt not royal not baby but bluebird deeply serene cerulean blue

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Bright Moon Wandering – New Poetry Book

I have a new book of poetry – Bright Moon WanderingI would be very happy if you took a look and gave me your thoughts!

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Sometimes Rescuers Need Rescuing

I’m posting a communication from Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.  It includes before and shortly-after pictures of an owl being rehabilitated after hitting a window at high speed. Ellicott is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization rescuing birds and other wildlife since … Continue reading

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Backpacking in Yellowstone/The Merger

Backpacking in Yellowstone Hoped-for submersion auspicious inversion civilizing subversion total immersion The Merger Speak not of boardrooms of quick-voiced chaos and closed-in spaces __________________ rather, into quiet ease – the lullaby of birdsong wind’s dance with the trees refrain of … Continue reading

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Cranky Baby or Yellow-Headed Blackbird?

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