Category Archives: wildlife

Party at my house

Walking along the warm sunny path by the creek, ducks with their butts in the air scooping goodies from down below, it occurred to me that I had to do something. A huge chunk of you, yes you, my blog-friends, are suffering … Continue reading

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Less talk, more walk: Pierce Point, part three

So, to recap: blue skies, big wind, ear ache, turn around, touch the ground, get out of town. Return, see coyote, admire horse.  Buckle your seatbelts, earthlings.   The road passes right through the middle of a ranch.  Ten-Mile Beach over one shoulder…. Tomales … Continue reading

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Pierce Point, Part Two

So, we’re hiking along, laughing at the wind, struggling against it.  Our spirits were high, (mine were anyway), and I was looking forward to going further onto the point than I ever had.  We had four hours before daylight would run … Continue reading

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bear sign, hoofenwoofers, fun with fungi, and a Mendocino sunset

Friday, mental health day.  Only one more essay to write (the value of literature) and a critique in ceramics class and I am finished with the semester.  Turned in my final Statistics project on Wednesday.  I am so done with … Continue reading

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Winter Visitor

  All he’s done is leave tiny black turds in return for some butter to fatten his babies. Leaves succumb frost whitens windshields noses redden and run rain blows sideways trees tremble and he returns regular as Santa. Cold and … Continue reading

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more birdhouses

Today I am slowly crawling out of the hole I’ve been in all weekend.  I am squinting and shielding my eyes from the bright light that is my life.  Adjusting slowly, coming alive again, like a Chilean miner.  Riding my … Continue reading

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for the birds

Perspiring and pedaling up and over the ridge, then down, down, fast and cool into the valley, I swooped left, fairly flying along the smooth, lonely road that cut through the shaded forest of redwoods, oak, and fern. Someone has been installing birdhouses along this … Continue reading

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blue jay

Yesterday the humongous sunflower towering over my propane tank, the one that hovers outside my bedroom window, the one that interferes with my clothesline and gets away with it, looked like this: The blue jays have been happily feasting on … Continue reading

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little yellow bird

The other day, up at Marty’s place, Jerry the bird lover, Jerry who owns and dotes upon two rescued cockatiels, Jerry who spends her free time volunteering at her local wildlife rescue center, Jerry who catches the “wild browns”, (the … Continue reading

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the bear

I’ve made my every other week journey north to rattlesnake country, where Marty lives.   Bears and mountain lions and lots of other critters, but only a few people, share this mountain with him.  Marty says most folks don’t walk around the woods in … Continue reading

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