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Feast of the 3 Saints is After All a FEAST

If there is anything I remember about my Italian stepfather it was him saying after every pant busting, dozen course meal "Did you get enough to eat?"

Adventure, Alison Colby-Campbell, Alisons Brain4rent, animal welfare, Animals, brain4rent, gnu, Humor, photography, suburban myth, Uncategorized, wildebeest in suburbia

Suburban Myth – What’s Gnu in small town Massachusetts

I defy anyone from having a more bizarre experience than Jon and I did today.

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The ill-behaved chicks, the groundhog & the awkward goslings

I kept a good distance away made easier by my 100x digital zoom, made minimal movements beyond the index finger pushing down on the shutter and watched. The bird seemed unconcerned about my appearance.

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Bullwinkle’s Garden

I cleared the area and planted the bulbs, resigning myself to the fact that they should have been planted in November and now had little likelihood of blossoming this spring.

Birdwatching, Nature sanctuaries, Nature walks, photography, Uncategorized

In Search of 300lb Chickadees

With a start and heavy heart, I realized why, despite the endless supply of birdseed, one never sees a 300lb chickadee.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT SERVICE WHEN YOU’RE IN A NY STATE OF MIND

A broken water main meant the restaurant was biding its time to close after the last cocktail guest left. We however showed up hungry. But right before we headed elsewhere, an owner came out and said "Don't go. We'll make you dinner."

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Powered by Sun and Beauty in Haverhill MA

The vast beauty of my city (Haverhill, MA) presented itself like a gift and I experienced a near perfect winter day. It would have been perfect if not for that hopping robin.

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The Mandatory New England Fall Foliage Blog

When you live in New England, you're just expected to fall in love with fall all over again every year.