Tag: Animals

Bison – Wild Symbol of the American West

Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where Bison – commonly called American Buffalo – have lived continuously since prehistoric times. They once covered the Great Plains of North America in numbers estimated as high as 60 million, but were nearly driven… Continue Reading “Bison – Wild Symbol of the American West”

And Yet There is Still Beauty

I, like you, have been greatly disturbed, distressed, and even depressed over what I have seen in our country this past week. Yes, I remember the sixties but this feels worse somehow. I am doing my best to stay focused on the things I… Continue Reading “And Yet There is Still Beauty”

Precious Cats

I couldn’t let the Lens-Artists Challenge Precious Pets go by without sharing pictures of the cats who’ve been part of our lives these past many years. I’ll start with dear Annie, the only Siamese I ever had and the most long-lived of them all. She… Continue Reading “Precious Cats”

CFFC – Animals

I love animals and am always thrilled to see them in the wild. I saw this herd of Roosevelt Elk at Dosewallips State Park on the Olympic Peninsula. I watched from a safe distance while they were feeding and this handsome boy reminded me… Continue Reading “CFFC – Animals”

A Visit to the Woodland Park Zoo

Today was perfect for a walk through Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. While still summer weather, the kids are back in school, leaving most of the trails quiet and peaceful.  I’ve been coming to this zoo since I was a child, but this is not… Continue Reading “A Visit to the Woodland Park Zoo”

Tiffany Park Woods Revisited

Behind my house in Renton there are 22 acres of woods.   You can see them through the fence in my backyard where they provide a wonderful backdrop of green making my own gardening efforts easier. I have enjoyed their quiet beauty and the birds and wildlife… Continue Reading “Tiffany Park Woods Revisited”

The mouse had no chance

This is Benji and let me just say it up front, right out loud: I am not a vegetarian.  No, not from my youth.  Neither were my ancestors.  Nor my big brother Tiger.  We are all hunters. If this bothers you then read no… Continue Reading “The mouse had no chance”

The Clipped Ear ~ by Benji

I don’t know why they clipped my ear, I wasn’t born this way; It makes me different from the rest, A badge of my dismay. Despite the cut I’m still the same, I haven’t changed within; The wildness they had hoped to cure Still lurks… Continue Reading “The Clipped Ear ~ by Benji”

Benji ~ it’s a cat’s life

This is Benji and today was a good day to be a cat.  First let me say I am a very good hunter.  (As good or better than my older brother who seems to be losing his touch.  I am not at all jealous.)… Continue Reading “Benji ~ it’s a cat’s life”

Tiger the (teenage) Senior Cat

This is Tiger and as you know I am the senior cat in residence. I shall turn 9 this spring in human years (not to be confused with the 9 lives of which I am on # 3) which makes me eligible for cat discounts. The point is, I’m starting… Continue Reading “Tiger the (teenage) Senior Cat”

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