Animal Stories

Museo of Amber Zona Colonia, Santo Domingo

Museo of Amber Zona Colonia, Santo Domingo

    Pat reminds me to dig deeper into amber, highly valued by Kings and royalty way way back when we had Kings and royalty. Tunneling deeper, I walk myself  to the Museum of Ambar at 454 Calle Arzobismo Merino Street in the Zona Colonia, four blocks...

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Feeding Pigeons Zona Colonia

Feeding Pigeons Zona Colonia

    Homelessness is no stranger in urban environments. Disparity, economic and otherwise, is visible in older rougher parts of cities, worldwide,where no one with money wants to live. Urban flight has created downtown areas where people, who have nothing....

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Cooped Up Stan's Chicken House

Cooped Up Stan's Chicken House

  Stan has had back yard chickens for a few years. They weren't something he wanted as a childhood dream, but his adopted kids wanted chickens so he built them a first rate coop, feeds them, keeps their cage clean, and can't kill them because his daughter would...

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Horned Toad Starbucks Parking Lot

Horned Toad Starbucks Parking Lot

    Starbucks in my city are ubiquitous. For a couple of bucks for fresh coffee I can mingle with tech savvy people who lean towards globalism, free healthcare for all, living wage checks from Uncle Sam, electric cars.  This morning, in my local...

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Llamas Larkspur, Colorado

Llamas Larkspur, Colorado

    Llamas are an important working animal in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and other high Andes South American countries used to transport goods where vehicles can't go. Llama wool keeps locals warm and you can buy hand made llama sweaters, caps and blankets in...

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Bird Bath Old Town, Albuquerque, 2018

Bird Bath Old Town, Albuquerque, 2018

    This fountain stands in a plaza in Albuquerque's Old Town and this morning, while Alan and I walk the square, local birds play and preen in its cool waters. Birds enjoy showers and they don't need soap, soap dishes, or towels. From their songs, I don't...

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Sunflowers and Winston Requiem for Winston

Sunflowers and Winston Requiem for Winston

    This morning, in the rough, I don't look for my errant drive. One of our foursome's little dog, Winston, was bit by a rattler and died on another course a few weeks ago. A golf ball,even a new one, is not worth coming face to face with a poisonous viper....

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Rocking Horse For the Grandkids

Rocking Horse For the Grandkids

    In Charlie's front entry, his project materials are carefully spread on the floor. There are drills and hammers, paint brushes, screwdrivers, scissors and a set of instructions, if needed. Charlie is building a Rocking Horse for his newest...

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Flamingos A long way from home

Flamingos A long way from home

    Flamingos are often seen in front yards as plastic yard ornaments, and double as stir sticks in fancy lounge drinks. This evening, the Albuquerque zoo is hosting a music concert. Surrounding the stage, families and friends have spread umbrellas,...

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No Pets At the Marble Street Brewery

No Pets At the Marble Street Brewery

  Pets, in America, have become more than pets.   At the Marble Brewery, the limits to their importance are clearly stated on step risers leading to the second floor. It is only a matter of time before this road house rule against pets going upstairs is...

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