Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hummingbird Summer 2015, Embudo, NM

Three species of hummingbird are now visiting our feeders: the Black-chinned, the Rufous and the Calliope. They are going through a lot of sugar water, reminding me that my main responsibility of the summer is feeding the hummingbirds, and my main … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Nature, Embudo, NM, 7-8-15

The Rufous hummingbirds arrive at our place in early July, already on the southern leg of their yearly migration. Alongside the Black-chinned hummingbirds (that have been with us since April), they often stay for the remainder of the summer. We … Continue reading

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A Big Day for the Birds, Embudo, NM

A Big Day for the Birds, Embudo, NM. Yesterday, July 7, 2015, was a good day for birding. In the late afternoon, I began setting up to photograph the hummingbirds that come to the feeder on our back deck. I … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders

Is there one policy position in Bernie’s slate that you disagree with? I can’t find one. IMO, he stands for everything that we need to re-make America. Some think he should take a tougher stance vis a vis Israel. He says that … Continue reading

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Sunset Atmospherics, Embudo, NM, July 5, 2015

Sunset Atmospherics, Embudo, NM, July 5, 2015 Boy, do we ever like monsoon season, which is certainly upon us now. Named after the Indian Monsoon, our’s is caused by the arrival of very moist air from both the Pacific and … Continue reading

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The Cholla Cactus, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, NM

Here, in the Rio Grande gorge of northern New Mexico, the cholla is the last of the cacti to bloom, and we always await the event with great anticipation. This year’s bloom was no disappointment.  

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Re-fighting the Civil War

Prologue: In 1958, at the tender age of 18, I was in my second year at the University of Chicago. Come Spring Break, a fellow student and myself set off for Florida on his motor scooter. We didn’t get far, … Continue reading

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