Bear with me

Please indulge me as I post some random thoughts and photos.

Here are two funny but very serious dogs waiting in a Mercedes in a store parking lot. I thought they looked like a married couple, about to drive away.


This barred owl fluttered down onto our railing just as I was about to go outside and fill the bird feeders. I took the photo through the screen, because I didn’t want to open the door and scare him or her off. Nature’s  vermin control.


I pass these pigs on my way to work sometimes. The big black one is the boar, and he is kept away from the piglets for good reason. He is huge and quite intimidating in person. The sow is impressive, too. I am happy to see that some pigs get to spend time outside and root in the dirt like they’re supposed to. I thought the brown spotted piglet was especially cute.


I drove down to one of the marinas, and there was a sad poster on the bulletin board. It was for a cat that had been lost since last May…..


Also on the bulletin board, an ad for a private island. This one is just $1,495,000. I’m sorry, but sometimes, money can buy happiness.



About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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13 Responses to Bear with me

  1. CJ Wright says:

    Love the pics, dn. I think I have to agree with you on that private island happiness thingy.


  2. Rosanne says:

    How awesome to have the Barred in the day like that. I’ve heard they will be active in the daylight.


    • dirtynailz says:

      I am seeing this one – or one just like it – around here quite often during the day. I assume it’s spending the winter, and of course it loves the rodent action around my feeders. The men working on the monstrous garage behind us told me they see it all the time, too, but they didn’t know what kind of owl it was. I had to enlighten them.


  3. carole says:

    Wonderful-especially the pigs. thank you


  4. herbdoc says:

    Love the animals and would enjoy imagining living on an island with no neigbors to intrude! What a view!


  5. A barred owl! Awesome! I’ve never seen an owl besides at zoos and such places. The lost kitty ad is really sad 😦

    Yes, an island of one’s own would bring on happiness 🙂


    • dirtynailz says:

      Keep your eyes open, Martha. You never know when an owl is just going to appear. Look how this one arrived – totally out of the blue! (literally)


  6. Lee says:

    Charming and interesting, these photos. Why are pigs so appealing? I don’t know, but they are. Thanks for a fine week ender. Cheers.


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