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Rocky, the Raccoon, paid us a couple of night time visits last week. Or, should I say Rocky the Trash Panda?
For this week, one thing led to another...and another...and another...and then another... The column kind of started one night last week, when Rocky, the Raccoon, paid another visit to our front porch. And, I’ll have to be honest with you, Rocky was pretty brazen about the whole thing. Rocky...
Sunlight reflects off a dragonfly...
The Other Half and yours truly had a chance to go on our latest pandemic date over the weekend. We’ll come back to that in just a bit... Yes, there are a lot of photographs this week. They were shot on a bright, sunny and warm late summer afternoon...the first Thursday in September, to be a bit...
Sometimes you feel like a nut... This bushy-tailed critter was having a good ol’ time gnawing away on what looked to be a walnut one evening last week.
Did you know that there was a grand champion snack stick honored at this year’s Illinois State Fair in Springfield?  I didn’t either. But there was. Along with a grand champion mild cheddar cheese, a grand champion aged cheddar cheese, a grand champion Belgian chocolate premium ice cream, a grand...
I’m pretty sure this vulture was giving the photographer the stink eye, especially since the critter was having something pretty stinky for Sunday dinner.
Just about the time it seemed like we might...just might...be getting ready to move on to the next, more upbeat chapter in the pandemic story...well...you know...  Guess that means The Other Half and yours truly will get to go on some more pandemic dates. Before we ponder such things, I wanted to...
The moon was rising over a tree line in your writer’s hometown on the evening of June 22. As is often the case, a picture really does not do justice to the actual image which was unfolding.
A couple of stops last week on the Journey Through Life involved some bad timing on your writer’s part. Before we ponder a couple of faux pas, let’s shine some light on the last super moon of 2021. I heard on television that the last super moon of the year made an appearance in the night sky last...
My...what big teeth you have, Mr. Groundhog...wait...what...you say it’s Mr. Woodchuck...beg your pardon.
We’ll start this week with purple potatoes and purple cupcakes. Had ‘em both for dinner last Sunday. Purple potatoes taste kind of like grapes...no...not really...they actually taste like purple crayons...just kidding folks...but the potatoes were purple... The Other Half grew the purple potatoes...
This creature does not have feathers...at least not at this point in the evolutionary process.  And, as far as could be determined, it cannot fly. We'll give it a few million years and see what might happen. Folks said that pigs couldn't fly either...
Lately, it seems like there been a lot of news about unidentified flying objects. You know. UFOs. Perhaps you have seen your very own UFO. I have not. Unless you count flying objects with feathers. UFOFs. Unidentified flying objects with feathers. Take, for example, the Mississippi kite, a bird...
Now that we can travel again, book a trip to Stinson Memorial Library on Saturday. Read on to find out why...
First things first, ‘cause the usual last thing originally wasn’t going to be last this week. We’re talking about this little gem of a distraction you are reading. “Normally,” this column and other accompanying words of wisdom would appear on the back page of the paper. Of course, who can say what...
My...what a big eye you have, Mr. Bunny... Did it help you find the cabbage The Other Half is growing in her garden a little bit easier?
Our focus this week is on a Big Adventure...a vulture that looked like it needed something to eat...a bunny that probably enjoyed some fresh cabbage...and the return of a mystery bird... Please read on... This week’s “topic” originally was going to be about something else. That happens. A lot. You...
A cardinal appeared to munching on a snail hors d’oeuvre one evening. By the way, have you ever wondered why “hors d’oeuvre” is pronounced “or derv”?
Once again this week, we’re going to treat you to a little bit of this...and a little bit of that...you might even say this one is for the birds...it just kind of turned out that way... Seemed like we had two or three seasons rolled into one last Sunday. Early in the morning, the weather was kind...

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