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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: A genuine Dalmatian (Day 18)

In Serbia, having heard that Dalmatia is part of Serbia, I was tickled to see a Dalmatian on someone’s leash. Jerry and I both got pictures of it. His is better.   My dad once said that every dog in … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Hoof-position matters (Day 14)

According to Wikpedia’s article, Equestrian Statues: Hoof-position Symbolism: “In the United States and the United Kingdom, an urban legend states that if the horse is rearing (both front legs in the air), the rider died in battle; one front leg … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: A tail of two bunnies (Days 8 and 18)

Nuremberg was the hometown of Albrecht Durer, the 16th century painter of Praying Hands and Young Hare fame. None of his paintings remain in Nuremberg; they are in art galleries all over the world. But in Tiergärtnertorplatz, the public square, … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: A bevy, game, bank, team, or lamentation of swans

I’m going to call mine a “celebration of swans.” Mine were on the Main (pronounced “mine.”) Jerry’s celebration was on the Danube. I saw a black swan, too.  Just me.  Our bus was crossing a bridge into Nuremberg and below … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: German and Austrian children (Days 5, 9, and 12)

There was no time to compose art shots or wait for the right lighting or composition. We took most of our pictures through a moving bus window or while waddling after whichever duck we had been assigned to that was … Continue reading

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Rodent yoga

Song birds flocked to our new bird feeder, eating from all six entry points at once and emptying it every day–until we switched from songbird seed to wildbird seed. Now they hardly come at all. Jerry says it’s because this … Continue reading

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Have we been sub-letting without knowing it?

We live where the Los Angeles sprawl hits the sea. Not too rural. But this evening, as we were enjoying the twilight on our porch swing, Jerry and I had a very rural visitor. I must have heard something to … Continue reading

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