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Monday, August 13, 2012

Just pics

I have spent a lot of time today debating the great issues of the day- and for my trouble I was called a liberal, skinhead, jew-hating, ignorant bigot by a guy who I was agreeing with on about 80% of the things being discussed!  And I have been shaking my head at the bullets that flew at College Station today.  A FB friend put it this way when he bowed out today- its all a bunch of "mental masturbation" in which everyone gets hurt.  So I'm just going to show you some pictures that will bring smiles and not debates.

Sunday, Mr. Woodpecker made a return visit.


I got Laurie to come for a walk with us that afternoon.  Of course, you almost can't get through the woods these days without running into deer.



This one- the younger doe, not mama- jumped across the back road.  Laurie spotted her in the woods.




When me and Scrappy got up, a Jenny Wren was on the feeder.  After we got up there was a different customer.

Yep, Mr. Chipmunk, just chillin'.

We ran into the one fawn just before entering the back road from the south.  Scrappy even tried to chase him, for a change.  But the rest of the crew were in the tall stuff, as usual.

The other day on a blog I follow, a commenter mentioned a "pushme-pullyou" and the blogger said she didn't know what one was.  This is a good simulation.





I thought this was interesting- black bees with yellow saddlebags!  Then came a bug about the size of a bumblebee, but all green like a katydid.  It cruised by slowly, like a teeny tiny balloon in the wind.  Soon later, I saw this...


Looked just like a frickin' sponge!






By the way, the conversation (or what passed for one) on FB?  The guy ended up saying at the end, "I get defensive about things sometimes.  I am forgiving, it just takes time".

My reply?  "Apparently."  Mark Souder really throws a good party!

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  1. Another beautiful walk. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Me too, Roland. Its been a LOOOOOOONG day.

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  3. On our run today I caught several turtles sunning themselves on the drainage pipes in the cranberry bogs. I wasn't fast enough with my camera. We also saw two herons... again wasn't fast enough.

    Perhaps if I wasn't running, gasping for air, and all sweaty and gross I would have been quicker with the camera. :)

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    1. Yeah herons are real buggers whenit comes to pics... they just can't get a little startled and move down about ten feet- they gotta take off for the next township every time.

      As for the second part... I'm not sure if I should dislike or like the description...;)

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  4. Love the pictures! That is living in my opinion. Smiling is so much better than getting defensive and debating. I have had my fill of that.

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  5. OK I think a chip monk is now my second favorite critter after the racoon. You are so lucky to get those deer. They are adorable

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  6. Lovely photos! So far I'm doing Ok at refusing and avoiding any and all of those 'debates' on the facebook. I'm hoping to just rid of it all together, eventually!

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