Category Archives: Uncategorized

Pileated Woodpecker

The pileated woodpecker is one of the largest forest birds in the United States, being almost as large as a crow.  This woodpecker has distinctive markings, mostly black, some white, and a flaming red crest that is unmistakable in the … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Herons I have known

Since coming to the Lowcountry I’ve expanded my circle of friends in the heron family.  Although I already knew the largest member of the family, I only recently became more closely acquainted with some of the smaller and less-well-known herons, … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Commentary, Uncategorized, Wildlife Photography | 4 Comments

Snowy Egrets

We visited Fish Haul Beach Park yesterday afternoon, hoping to see some interesting birds or animals on the receding high tide.  It’s probably the wrong time of year for fiddler crabs and other tiny things, but we lucked into a … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Uncategorized, Wildlife Photography | Leave a comment

What color is a bluejay?

Old friend (long-time friend?) Jim Greene of northern Virginia and Boone, NC commented in my previous posting that the bluejay has no blue pigments in its feathers.  I had forgotten that feature of bird coloration, but a quick search of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Charley the Blue Jay

Billie and I walk almost every day, following a 2.6 mile route that goes by Hidden Cypress Golf Clubhouse and the boardwalk through the wetlands wild area behind The Aviary.  One day in late December we met a lady who … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Commentary, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Dr. Lucy R. Littler

We traveled to Tallahassee for the August 6 Summer Commencement Exercises at Florida State University where our daughter Lucy was hooded and granted her Ph.D. degree in Literature.  This photo at the right shows the hooding ceremony in which Lucy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Artwalk

Today Billie helped me install some of my artwork in a booth I’ve rented in the Artwalk-Boone Gallery.  This is the official launching of my commercial presence on King Street in downtown Boone, just across the street from Mast Store.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Goodbye

Elizabeth Coachman April 2, 1921 — May 6, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Lenten Rose

The Lenten rose blooms during Lent, hence its name.  We have two colors of Lenten rose in our patio garden, the white flowered and the pink flowered.  Both are in full bloom now, early April in Boone.     The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Why did the alligator cross the road?

When we first noticed alligators here in Inverness Village they came to us rather suddenly, apparently called from their winter seclusion to come out into the warming sunshine and lie on the banks with the turtles.  We first noticed a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment