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Hippo at Play Albuquerque Zoo

  https://youtu.be/KW9n3pnqRSs         At the Albuquerque Zoo, there are plenty of animals; birds, monkeys, a tiger or two, penguins, giraffes, jackals,zebras. They are well cared for in their little enclosures and we can stand at a rail and...

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Empty Shelves How did we get here?

Empty Shelves How did we get here?

            This is a scene from a local Wal- Mart, a place many Americans are familiar with. What is not normal is seeing all the empty space on the shelves, imagining that this must...

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Dedication parents

Dedication parents

    At this point, with almost seven hundred posts, thousands of photographs, almost a hundred videos, and five years on line as Scotttreks, it seems like a Dedication is due. Many, if not all, literary works, art, music, drama and dance presentations have...

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R.I.P. Getting a tan

R.I.P. Getting a tan

    Halloween creeps closer as leaves start to fall, pumpkins appear in windows, hot air balloons arrive for the annual Balloon fest in Albuquerque, creepy spiders turn up in school cafeterias and jackets become more than optional. It is a sparkling day and...

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Dinosaurs like to color too Another Charlie creation

Dinosaurs like to color too Another Charlie creation

    Each day there are people and things to be colored. Rainbows fade if they are not brightened up. Flowers lose their delicacy in the hot desert sun and always need a make over. Oceans take a slew of work to keep the best blue. Dino, created by Charlie for...

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No B.S. Handwritten sign

No B.S. Handwritten sign

    ATM's have become many people's money solution. They are in countries all over the world and you can get cash in countries where no one speaks English and all the writing looks like hieroglyphics. The ATM's accept debit and credit cards, let you make...

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Get away from my register UNM South Golf Course snack bar

Get away from my register UNM South Golf Course snack bar

    Bazookas are old technology but World War 2 vets will tell you a thing or two about their effectiveness in the war they fought in. This plastic army man, with his bazooka pointed at me,his helmet securely fastened, his feet planted and secured by a heavy...

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Deer in Embudo Canyon Albuquerque Foothills

Deer in Embudo Canyon Albuquerque Foothills

    As soon as we say we haven't seen any deer, we spot some. This family unit nips leaves off branches, ears cocked, knowing we were here long before we spotted them. Animals, these days, have issues caused by us humans encroaching on their territories....

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Remembering Ernie Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

Remembering Ernie Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

    At an annual celebration of the famed World War 2 correspondent, Ernie Pyle, at his home in Albuquerque, N.M., a docent tells the small group about the permanent closing of Pyle's childhood home, in his birthplace,in Indiana.  Ernie Pyle was a...

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Golf Course ducks UNM South golf course water hole

Golf Course ducks UNM South golf course water hole

    The UNM south golf course is a championship course. It has ankle deep grass in the rough, tricky greens, deep traps, rolling fairways and a few doglegs that would make a dog blush. You wouldn't want to walk this course unless you were a mountain goat and...

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Bumblebee Lunchtime Backyard dining

Bumblebee Lunchtime Backyard dining

    If I were a true horticulturist, I would know what this bush in my back yard is called. I would know its scientific and common names. I would know if the plant has medicinal uses, how much water it needs, the proper way to trim it, the best times of the...

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All Smiles 206 bones

All Smiles 206 bones

    Waiting for the Doctor, after a nurse has checked my oxygen levels, put me on a scale, written down my issues on her note pad, the examining room is as basic as the intake procedure. There are some Q tips in a little jar next to the sink. There is an...

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