Monthly Archives: May 2020

Not Much Changes…

Muffled wing beats rumbled. A reddish-brown blur rose in the grey soup of morning vapor. The fowl dropped into a thick patch of sedge grass, thirty or so paces east of its night roost. Overnight dew drenched each slender, tawny … Continue reading

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Big sigh…guilty as sinned…

A chilly breeze held mosquitoes at bay. Light dew glistened on greening grass. The autumn olives’ pungent perfume filled the glade with expectation. Damp elk moccasins pressed north, angled west, then crested a flat-topped knoll. That May, in the Year … Continue reading

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Transforming an Offending Transgression

Treetops swayed. Gusts whooshed in the barren branches. Winter moccasins, made of buffalo hide and lined with trade blanket pieces, stepped cautious. Red blanket tails, encrusted with snow, flapped against deerskin leggins. Wolf tracks wove in and around the hardwoods, … Continue reading

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No red, no snood, no gobbler…

Silvery dew drops splashed. Wool leggins whisked north. Elk moccasins whispered along an earthen doe trail. That course led to an overgrown wash and a skinny box elder tree that afforded a commanding view of a tiny break between the … Continue reading

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Toss them into the evening fire!

Oak leaves rustled. A fox squirrel bounded to a powder-keg-sized red oak. Dirt and duff flew as the forest tenant dug unaware danger lurked so close. Its bushy tail twitched and flicked, but alas, if found nothing. Next, the squirrel … Continue reading

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Mini-Mondays

“This is interesting,” I said to Tami as I looked through several weeks’ worth of web-site visitor data. It seems the site views spike on Monday and Tuesday and, of course again on Friday. That Monday/Tuesday trend is new, perhaps … Continue reading

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Time to move on…

Ten paces grew to thirty. Cedar tree after cedar tree met rejection. A wild turkey scratching bowl came into view, ahead, to the right of the earthen doe trail. “Three, maybe four days old,” the post hunter muttered in a … Continue reading

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“This is one I didn’t count…”

Two blue jays flew across the trail. The first perched high in a red oak, the second lower on a cedar bough. Wool-line moccasins paused. “Swip-it…swip-it…swip-it,” the birds bantered back and forth, in a contented tone. “Kee-honk, kee-honk, yonk, yonk…” … Continue reading

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