Tag Archives: Animals

The death of a young bird

We had just finished eating dinner. The dishes were clean, the kitchen was straightened up and now my wife could settle down on the sofa and catch-up on all the celebrity news on E! Entertainment. I put the dogs up and … Continue reading

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The zen of a rattlesnake

One of my favorite hikes in the Pisgah National Forest is the John Rock Loop, a 5 mile trail that climbs roughly 1,200 feet. I like it not because it is 5 miles long, that sucks or because you have to … Continue reading

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Attracting birds

“I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.” – Pat Buckley Several years ago my wife and I did a renovation and addition to our house. Our home had what is referred to as a … Continue reading

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The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree

“Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game.” –  Paul Rodriguez Let me make this disclaimer, I am not a hunter or a gun owner. I abhor the sport of killing animals … Continue reading

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If heaven exist are my dogs there?

We are babysitting our “Granddog” for a couple of days. Although he looks like a full-grown man, he is a big boy, my wife and I have been constantly reminded that he is still just a five month old baby. … Continue reading

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The Chicken Truck

This is one of the chicken trucks that travels past my neighborhood ten to twenty times a day to the processing plant. It is a flatbed tractor-trailer stacked deep and wide with chickens headed for the slaughterhouse and then to … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” –  John Muir Within an hours drive of my home is 10,000 acre … Continue reading

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