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Mystery Bird Found!

Monday, November 04, 2013      6 comments

I started my conquest in the late 90’s. Always a day late and a dollar short to see the rare visitor Often times less than a day, just minutes late. The elusive bird was “my albatross” and it had entered my psychic as much as any other rare bird... Read more

Mobile Birding

Sunday, January 27, 2013      2 comments

My bride and I recently spent one of this winter's rare sunny days in Mobile, Alabama. We drove along the I10 causeway and ended up on Dauphin Island and riding the ferry back across Mobile Bay to Fort Morgan. We found this Osprey near the... Read more

Fort Pickens

Sunday, January 06, 2013      1 comments

We spent yesterday morning wondering the trails of Ft. Pickens. The fort is an old Civil War site which guarded the entrance to Pensacola Bay. Now, it is a part of the Gulf Islands national Seashore and managed by the National Park Service. ... Read more

New Years Day

Thursday, January 03, 2013      0 comments

We found ourselves out of the trails and enjoying the day. Although it was very overcast most of the day we missed the rain and found a few good birds. Boat-tailed Grackle Read more

Naval Live Oaks

Sunday, December 30, 2012      3 comments

I spent yesterday wondering around Gulf Islands National Seashore-Naval Live Oaks Unit. The old grove of Live Oaks was set aside years ago to have timber to build the old warships. Live Oaks are tough wood and the old ships like the USS Consitut... Read more

After Christmas No sale

Thursday, December 27, 2012      3 comments

I definitely avoided those long lines and slashed prices to head back to the beach the day after Christmas. Why stress? I did enjoy some colder temps and high windy conditions but I managed to get a few nice photos. Ruddy Turnstone Read more

Yard Birds

Friday, December 21, 2012      1 comments

After an exciting visit to the beach yesterday, I had to do a little work today. So, I only had time to take a couple of backyard bird pictures. Northern Caridnal- ... Read more

Beach Birds

Thursday, December 20, 2012      2 comments

A fun day at Pensacola Beach with new camera and the birds Ring-billed Gull Laughing Gull And... Read more

This did it!

Sunday, September 23, 2012      2 comments

I was just looking back and thinking about where I was and where i want to be with my weight and health. I found this spark! That was me on the right about 50+ pounds ago. ... Read more

Birding Trip

Monday, September 17, 2012      1 comments

Saturday our Audubon chapter had a field trip to Fort Pickens. This is the first time I have been to the fort since Hurricane Isaac covered the road with sand and water. The park servcie has done a fantastic job uncovering the road. We had... Read more

We celebrate freedom!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012      3 comments

I grew up in small town America in the 60’s- a little village- Gulf Breeze, Florida. The community, even though small, had large July 4th celebrations. We had a parade through town where I marched as a Cub Scout and in later years I road my bike... Read more


Wednesday, June 06, 2012      2 comments

I have read about plateaus and running into them but I never dreamed I would actually get there. The pounds seemed to dripping off- 1 or 2 per week – with no problems. Then, I don’t know what. I have been working harder (job wise) and my travels... Read more

Travel Challenges

Saturday, May 05, 2012      0 comments

Another trade show this weekend! So, I face the challenges of eating healthy, lack of cardio, and lack of sleep. Boy, what challenges this job brings. Yesterday was a full day of travel and I did well to eat healthy. I started out early an... Read more

Bucket Garden Pics

Saturday, April 28, 2012      6 comments

I start off with an empty pickle bucket. Then I drill about 8-10 holes in the bottom of the bucket for drainage. I put four empty soda/beer cans in the bottom of each bucket and surround them with "chad" from my paper shredder. Then top them off... Read more

Bucket Garden

Thursday, April 26, 2012      7 comments

Three years ago I started a new hobby….Bucket Gardening. I started with three buckets that I recycled from the garage. Then I planted tiny tomatoes with cages in each and I had a very successful harvest. Since then I have added buckets (20) and... Read more

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