Monthly Archives: May 2003


While sitting near Indian River yesterday, a kingfisher came along. Most of the time I have seen kingfishers they have been perched on a piling or branch above the water and from there they dive into the water to catch … Continue reading

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Elderberry Flowers

I noticed today that elderberry flowers have a fairly strong odor. To me it seems sour, not like a lemon, but I cannot think of what else it might be similar to.

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Spring Greening

Last night it started raining for the first time in at least a couple of weeks. Perhaps the change in weather combined with recent events that have occupied my days have given things a new look because today it seemed … Continue reading

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A bear was killed along a popular hiking trail near town yesterday. According to the paper, it was a healthy three year old male. It had taken and killed a dog and then false charged the owner when he went … Continue reading

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Sunny Weather

When you live in a place like Sitka, you learn to take advantage of warm sunny weather when it presents itself. On the rare occasions when there is a relatively long stretch of such weather, this can result in getting … Continue reading

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Brave Merganser

While down at the park today, Connor and I saw a female common merganser that seemed to be exceptionally tolerant of our presence. There were a total of three mergansers on the gravel bar when Connor and I arrived at … Continue reading

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