You can’t boss mud: What is wilderness?

Sometimes I see those photos of people getting out of their cars to photograph bears. Or I hear about people feeding the coyotes and talking about them like they are domestic dogs. I've known many people who made the move to the country. My own move to the countryside was less deliberate, more of an …

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Rio Grande in Winter

My family and I took a short winter walk along the river over the weekend.  We were alone with the ducks and a few other beautiful wild beings.  The photos are not that spectacular, but I did get to capture a few shots of a beaver, a bald eagle and a great heron.  The dog …

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Migration at the edge of nowhere

One of the benefits of living close to nowhere is that we get to enjoy the company of other creatures who pass through nowhere on their way.  One of these creatures happens to be the tarantula.  He makes his annual migration around this time of year to find a mate, and he creates quite the …

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Summer bounty helped by bees

There are many folks in my small town learning to cultivate bees.  There is more and more awareness that we have responsibility to save honey bees and those of us in the country will probably be the ones to do it.   It is sticky business literally but also figuratively when we live with bears and …

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