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Today in My History

2000: Jelly Belly World
2001:  Not Where I Want to Be
2002:  One Small Step for a Woman
2003:  All Creatures Great & Small
2004:  Speaking Out
2005:  Sticks and Stones
2006:  
Katie vs. Meredith
2007:  Yes, 'Tis Maaaaayyyy-bel
2008: Things You Love
2009:
  Hermithood: the good, the bad, the ugly
2010:  Friday vs. Collar
2011:  Suppertime
2012: True Confessions
2013: So Where Was I?

2014: In Memoriam
2015: More Decay
2016: A Good House
2017:  Diving Mom
2018: Saturday 9
2019: Sunday Stealing
2020: The Hoax


Books Read in 2021
 Updated 9/06
"Bonnie's Boy" by
F.E. Rechnitzer
 


My family

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Books Read in 2021
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Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
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Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
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Cast (updated 7/16)

Email
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Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
Sold!


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YVONNE IN THE BUSH

15 September 2021

Someone sent me a link to the Facebook page of Yvonne in the Bush and it is becoming my favorite page.

Yvonne shares amazing pictures that she takes and also educates us all on the majestic animals that live where she lives, in an elephant park in South Africa.  Though I always  wanted to go on a photo safari to Africa, I know that I never will and this is the next best thing -- you get to see all the animals at their best, and you don't need to walk or ride in a bumpy van to do it!

She seems to share stories of one thing each day, with lots of photos.  Today, for example, she shared information on flamingos.  I learned there are two species of flamingos, the greater and the lesser, and that a group is called a flamboyance.  Flamingos aren't born pink, at birth they are dull grey or white color and turn pink through the first couple of years of their lives. They get their reddish-pink color from special coloring chemicals found in the algae and invertebrates that they eat.

I was fascinated to learn that flamingos have a funny way of eating. They place their bills upside down in the water and suck water into their mouths. Then they pump the water out the sides of their mouths. Tiny plants and animals remain to make a tasty meal.

Yvonne has lived in Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa, a non-hunting game reserve, for 9 years and has married and has a child, who certainly is having an interesting childhood.

She takes thousands of wonderful photos and posts many of them regularly, if not daily, along with interesting information about the animals and about the park.


hyena baby

If you are interested in Africa and its animals, I highly recommend this Facebook page.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

a thunder of hippos

 

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