Category Archives: Wildlife

Critter Invasion

The stray cats began showing up in the neighborhood early this spring. There were perhaps six or seven of them. This was around the time that my feline friend Orange stopped appearing at my door for a few weeks.┬áThe cats … Continue reading

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Sensitive

It was a mild afternoon by July in Nebraska standards. The sky was partly cloudy. There was a light breeze of about 10-miles-an-hour. The weather monitor read 81 degrees Fahrenheit with 42 percent relative humidity. A squirrel was chattering at … Continue reading

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Life Energy

The brush had just been loaded with exterior white paint and was ready for a few more strokes on the window frame. I felt a very slight tickle on the back of my left hand. A white butterfly had alighted … Continue reading

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Innocence

I stepped onto the front porch slab a few minutes before bedtime. The night time weather was unusually mild and pleasant for late June; especially since the afternoon had been quite windy. I visually surveyed the neighborhood and took in … Continue reading

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Noticing Insects

There was a very slight tickle on the skin about an inch above my wristwatch. I glanced at the left arm and noticed the mosquito dining on my lifeblood. I studied the little creature for a few moments then flicked … Continue reading

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Cheery

The half-mature squirrel leap-frogged across a patch of the yard yesterday as it grazed for food. Her nonchalant manner of leaping, grasping a morsel, sitting on her hindquarters, and consuming the food increased my happy mood yesterday. The little rodent … Continue reading

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Mysterious

I have not seen “Orange” the cat for several weeks, but there is another stray that has been investigating me since mid-April. The new cat is a white short-hair that reminds me of the Internet meme cat, “Smudge”. He prances … Continue reading

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