Photo Friday: Mule Deer Doe & Baby

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We work at night, driving around Tucson, delivering newspapers and this affords us the chance to see various types of wildlife that we never get the chance to see during the day. Growing up, we would see street signs on our nearby streets that warned of deer as seen below.

We always laughed, “There aren’t any deer around here!!!” We soon discovered after starting our delivery job, they do exist around here. We see both bucks and does, but we usually se them alone, never in pairs or groups. They also move very fast so we have never been able to take a photo of them. That is until last night! We spotted a Mule Deer doe and her baby. They stood still long enough for us to take this awesome photo. The baby didn’t want to turn around for us but it was super cute!


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Wordless Wednesday #26 | Gulf fritillary on lantana flowers

Wordless Wednesday #26 | Gulf fritillary on lantana flowers

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Wordless Wednesday #25 | Vermilion Flycatcher

Wordless Wednesday #25 | Vermilion Flycatcher

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Vermilion Flycatcher are members of the tyrant flycatcher family which is the largest family of birds with over 400 species. Vermilion Flycatchers are unique to the family because most are a drab brown color and these guys are bring red/pink. However this coloring only occurs in males while females are brown; this phenomenon is called sexual dimorphism.
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Wordless Wednesday #23 | Female House Sparrow in a Saguaro

Wordless Wednesday #23 | Female House Sparrow in a Saguaro

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This week’s Wordless Wednesday photograph is of a Female House Sparrow nesting in a Saguaro. House Sparrows are usually very flighty and don’t stay still long enough for us to take great pictures of so this was a pleasant surprise.

Sparrow in a Saguaro

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Lovable Libra Gift Guide

Lovable Libra Gift Guide

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Librans are born between September 23 and October 22. Libra is the only zodiac sign symbolized by an object, the scales, while all other signs are represented by either an animal or a human.

Librans are well known for their diplomatic and idealistic view of the world, wanting everyone to get along. Librans can become indecisive, trying to find the most harmonious solution, and can feel lonely without friends or family around. Here are out top 10 gift ideas for the Libran in your life.

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Librans at Home

Pilgrimage by Annie Leibovitz

Librans love fine art and Pilgrimage by fellow Libran, Annie Leibovitz, is a great choice. It features photos as well as plenty of thoughtful writing by the famous photographer.


The Great Gatsby

Librans’ taste in writing tends toward the artistic with works by fellow Librans like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Oscar Wilde.

The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates

Harmony is always important to Librans and Hall & Oates are a classic pairing. Daryl Hall is a Libra while John Oates is the opposite, an Aries.

For the Libra Lady

Women’s Vintage Floral Lace Cocktail Evening Dress

Libran women are usually the best dressed at the cocktail party, this classic dress could be perfect for your Libran gal.

Sterling Silver Birthstone Heart Stud Earrings

October’s birthstone is Opal and even if your Libran was born in September, she will adore these charming earrings!

Metal Mosaic Candle Holder

These mosaic candle holders are beautiful and suit the Libran’s love for interesting lines in home decor.

Coach Cross Grain Leather Purse

This handbag would be an excellent choice for the Libran woman in your life who loves elegance.

For the Libra Lad

Ultra Soft Slim Fit Blazer

The Libra man is also well known for his excellent taste in fashion. This classy casual blazer will help him look snazzy on a night out on the town.

Bulova Men’s Marine Star Watch

Libra men are more aesthetically conscious than most, and this Bulova watch, featuring a touch of rose gold, will meet even his immaculate tastes.

The Bourne Classified Collection

Libran men can be tough and fashionable, just like fellow Libran Matt Damon in the Bourne Trilogy!

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Wordless Wednesday #19 | The Other Arc de Triomphe

Wordless Wednesday #19 | The Other Arc de Triomphe

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Last week, our Wordless Wednesday post featured the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile. This week, we feature the other Arc de Triomphe which we also visited in 2007.

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is located outside the Louvre and is situated 3.4 kilometers down the road from the better known Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile. “Du Carrousel” is about half the size of “De l’Étoile” and only took 2 years to finish compared to the 30 years of “De l’Étoile”. We think that both Arc de Triomphes are beautiful! How about you?

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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Wordless Wednesday #14 | Gila Woodpecker and Cactus

Wordless Wednesday #14 | Gila Woodpecker and Cactus

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Gila Woodpecker and Cactus

A Gila Woodpecker takes a break from his cactus fruit snack to see who is taking his photo.


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Wordless Wednesday #11: Forbidden City, Beijing, China, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #11: Forbidden City, Beijing, China, 2008

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The Forbidden City! Today’s WW hails from our 2008 trip to China, just like Travel Thursday #1 published last month. We travelled there with a band and learned quite a lot about China and Chinese culture. Stay tuned for more photos and tidbits about our trip.

Forbidden City, Beijing, China


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Cat Poetry from our Poetry Collection “Two by Two”:  Poem 31. Domestic

Cat Poetry from our Poetry Collection “Two by Two”: Poem 31. Domestic

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Today’s post is an excerpt from our collection of poetry, Two by Two: Into the White. It is available for purchase for just 99 cents on Amazon!

31. domestic

rounded mountain back
dip of concave shoulder blades

swish, swish, flick
periscope tail never wags

soft paws, rough tongue
white chin, green eyes

eighteen claws, twenty-three whiskers
lick, lick, lick, never done

stripes and spots standing on end
watching, listening

crouched down low to the brown
brown carpet of earth

among the tall grass
of dining chair legs

The Inspiration

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The inspiration for this poem was Billy, the Most AMAZING Cat!. We’ve been family for nearly eight years now and I have spent a lot of time just observing his movements. That might sound creepy to some extroverts, but to introverts, observing is our number one hobby. The introduction to the “nature” section of Two by Two reads as follows:

dogs and deserts and domestic shorthairs
dancing on the mother earth

daring to do, to live, to be
while we admire and provide rationale

I think that really captures why we love animals so much. This poem is a vignette of Bill as he goes about his business. He doesn’t worry about how others perceive him. He doesn’t second guess himself. He just is.

A great lesson for us humans.

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