Category Archives: Animals

Llama Pajamas

September 29 – Our latest animal visitors from next door have been visiting us lately – a pair of llamas! They seem to like it here and have been over here a lot. They have been wandering around out back … Continue reading

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Postlude to Peacocks

September 8 – (see previous post for the first part of this story) Once the surviving bird had the world all to himself, he must have decided he could live anywhere he chose, since there wasn’t another peacock in the … Continue reading

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Prelude to Peacocks

August 20 – As soon as some of the folks see what I am writing about, our peacocks, I hope you won’t say, How many more times is this woman going to write about those birds?” But I know for … Continue reading

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A Missouri Nature Lesson

July 29 – On a recent evening we sat on the front porch for quite a while, watching a thunderstorm to our east and enjoying the constant flashes of lightning, and thunder. The lightning area reached for miles along the … Continue reading

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A Working Visit from David

July 21 – When our son David, who lives in Shawnee, sent us an email to tell us that he would be coming out last Sunday to help us do some things that we had been able to do easily … Continue reading

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Peeking in the Window

June 11 – It was a recent Monday afternoon and I was sitting in my easy chair alongside the big window in our living room. Looking out at the scenery, I suddenly realized that there was a reptilian head looking … Continue reading

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Farewell Reggie!

Today we have a guest post from my nephew Richard in California. For all you dog lovers, prepare to shed a tear or two… Dear Family and Friends, This is not really an elegy in the classic sense (“The elements … Continue reading

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Walkabout Trice

April 4 – And we finally finish up this series on my recent five-mile walk! Returning you to live action… At one point, I stopped to see a new bridge and took a pic of a driveway full of beautiful … Continue reading

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Fire and Water (and crocodiles)

March 13 – One of the town as we lived in while I was a boy in Africa was called Clonsilla, a suburb of the town of Gwelo. My parents had rented a house there and in the yard around … Continue reading

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Slides, Snows, and Cats

February 24 – Years ago 35mm slides were all the thing, and Chris literally took hundreds and hundreds of them. We have them stored in trays and boxes. Unfortunately, our projector died out and we ended up throwing it away. … Continue reading

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