Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jackson Wicket Rhyne

Recently I read The Art of Racing in the Rain, a novel by Garth Stein.  The book touched my heart as I read it, but I had no idea of its true impact on me until Jackson died last Saturday.  … Continue reading

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I’ve just finished reading the book Return of the Osprey: A Season of Flight and Wonder by David Gessner, a Christmas gift from my daughter Lucy. While reading it I quite naturally thought about ospreys I have known in my … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Hawk

Billie and I have established a two-mile route which we walk each morning, at a pace faster than the dogs can handle, and we find that this is a good way to get our daily exercise and to explore the … Continue reading

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Alligator Alert!

We saw our first alligator yesterday afternoon, basking in the late-day sunshine alongside the western lake here in Inverness Village.  It was a small one, only about three feet long, so perhaps it wasn’t mature enough to know that sensible … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning…

I took a long walk with the dogs this morning, looping around the entrance to Inverness Village to the 11th tee, down the 11th fairway cart path, and then to the 12th tee and fairway and then home at the … Continue reading

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Osprey Nest

We discovered a great disappointment yesterday–the huge pine tree along the lagoon bordering the eleventh fairway is gone!  There is no clue as to what happened to the tree, but whatever the fate the “scene of the crime/disaster” has been … Continue reading

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Snow Birds, Again

Moved in to Palmetto Dunes on January 1, ready for a pleasant 3-month stay away from the cold and bitter wind of Boone winters.  Finally unpacked, we awoke to a cold day here on the Island–32 degrees F! Spirits were … Continue reading

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