Tag Archives: bird

It watched me like a hawk

I spied a huge hawk and turkey vulture in my backyard. Phone in my pocket, I crept back there for a photo. Hawk tore into the nasty remains of a baby raccoon I had seen it guarding two days earlier. … Continue reading

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Birds Suddenly Appear

Image by Bill Strain (Creative Commons) Feeding pigeons, they surround me, their gentle coos replaced by my desperate shrieks. Making a sandcastle, the seagulls gather darkly, so I flee. I’m calm in nature, until birds suddenly appear, all because of a film Hitchcock … Continue reading

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A Chicken Experience

Warning: This post is about killing a chicken and includes disturbing content and photos. {Take me to Vegan for a Week.} Would you kill a chicken? I suspect vegetarians will quickly shudder and answer no, but what about we meat … Continue reading

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Hiking on a remote Irish island, a guest post

Skellig Michael, Ireland Please head over to the blog Trish, Alex and Sage today where I have a guest post: Out to Sea: Visiting an Ancient Monastery The post is about hiking with my family to an ancient monastery on … Continue reading

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Seagulls and the Temple of Trash

The other day I shared the trick to getting my teenage son to come along to the Pez Museum with me: Promise him a bucket of candy. Well, how did I get my husband to come along to the Trash … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Bird’s Nest Cookies

{Christmas riddles: a fun idea for Christmas morning} These buttery cookies are rich and delicious with a fruity sweetness and a crispy, nutty outside. They were my husband’s favorite cookies growing up. The recipe was passed down from his grandmother, … Continue reading

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