In the fall of 2007 I became acquainted with what I considered a unique spider. The first sign of this spider was the web which was at a 45-degree angle to the ground and had a roundish shape with little cottony clumps strategically placed on its web, along its border and angular anchor webs. The … More Cheerful and Creepy
Parables and fables have been used for centuries to teach wisdom to children, and adults as well. This is one I learned as a child about honesty and integrity. In a peaceful village nestled between mountains many of the people of the town raised sheep for food and for their wool to use or sell. … More The Boy Who Cried Wolf
I pride myself on my love of nature and self-taught knowledge of nature and animals. My parents sought to give my siblings and I many rich, educational, wonderful adventures as we traveled to Mexico, the World’s Fair, Expo 67, in Montreal, the mountains, beaches, zoos, and camping in our travel trailer, and later a mobile … More I Tried!!
This is about my second cat, Sister. Sister had the sweetest nature. She was very loving and affectionate. For Part 1 here is the link. … More Memories of Sister, Part 2
As I sat on my screened in porch one morning I heard the varied songs of my feathered friends. When I heard one near me, I attempted to imitate his message in an effort to be friendly. He replied and then I mimicked his sounds again. Back and forth we went. Suddenly I begin to … More My Warbled Mind
I love to go to our Asheboro Zoo, in Asheboro, North Carolina. Until two years ago I went at least once a year with my friends to see what was new or what we may had missed on the last trip. But I always enjoy the familiar, favorite animals. The zoo covers 2,600 acres (500 … More I Love the Asheboro Zoo!
Several years ago I had the unique experience of rescuing a hawk. I often saw them flying close to my home and even 15 minutes away at work. I admired their beauty and strength as they flew. This hawk was not flying. He was in the driveway beneath my garage door windows on his back … More I Rescued a Hawk Once
Birds and flying have been a big point of interest in my family for many years. It started with my father’s father. My grandfather came from Greece as a teenage immigrant and started out delivering food on his bike. He worked hard to make money and saved up and bought a horse and cart to … More Why I Love Birds
My second son, D, called me on the Friday before the ice/snow came last winter. He was sick with the flu and had my nine month old grandson to care for. C, his wife, had to work because of limited sick time from her time out with bronchitis and strept throat. C’s job is away … More Five Goats on an Icy Day
I had to have Sister, my cat, euthanized before New Years Day 2018. Sister was a very sweet tempered, actually polite, timid gray and brown tabby with white legs and a white collar. She developed diabetes from a pituitary brain tumor sometime in the last two years. The slowly worsening diabetes made her so hungry … More How Do You Know When?