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Birds and more birds, at Mark and Trish’s in Yelm, WA. These critters drain both feeders in a matter of hours, then fly around complaining that there’s not any more seed. Ingrates all.

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I spent almost a week with Fred & Judy in their Penn Valley home. What a place and space! What wonderful friends. Kayo and Mira, two huge German shepards shared the grounds with Horace and Bing, the cats. Wildlife abounded, with special note of the African guineas thatĀ traipsed by the front deck daily. Wide, open decks surrounded the home, affording both sunshine and shade throughout the day. We ate well. The dogs provided a daily wake-up call, usually around 5:00 a.m., but that’s par for the countryfied course. Judy had to work (she’s a midwife) some days, and Fred continues to write in his office. We had wide ranging talks, took trips into town, and visited the Empire Mine State Park. This is, after all, gold country. I took a solo day trip to Shingle Springs in El Dorado County, wondering if I could find any clues about George Duke, my great, great grandfather. I expect to fill in more details about this week as time allows, but for now, pictures need to be uploaded.

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Come Fly with Me!

Thank God for a 300 mm lens! I was sitting in Tangie’s backyard, when the raucous caucus of crows disturbed my reverie. Quite a show I’d say. And they were on the next block! Handheld!

…and then there were to two love birds…too.

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