Category Archives: Wildlife

Entertaining Creatures at Chantecler

Yesterday we all went to provide entertainment for the fish, buck and peacocks to be found at Chantecler Hotel in Drummond, some forty minutes or so from home. It is not cler . . . er, clear . . . … Continue reading

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Out and AbOut at Random

© August 2017 Colonialist

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g (The GloPoWriMo prompt for the 18th is to include neologisms —   invented or conjoined words.  So I have launched into something outrageously humorous, right? Wrong. For some reason this made me want to have a stab, for once, at true descriptive poetry.) … Continue reading

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Having a Wild Time

  The past four days have been memorable. Muscles loosened up by an hour on a horse have been kept in action with a lot of walking, climbing, swimming, and even paddling a small boat round a dam. I can … Continue reading

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Worse than Monkeys

Our monkeys are forming a faction Expressing the outrage they feel And will probably take legal action At statements they rampage and steal.  They merely make use of what’s owed them From areas where they were first Whence nobody has … Continue reading

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