Author Archives: Chet Gottfried

Chet Gottfried

About Chet Gottfried

I live with my wife Sue in Cooper's Pond, State College, Pennsylvania, and next to a game land, which is convenient for walking, photography, and thinking of new stories.

A bald eagle release

The previous Sunday, on January 15, I participated (as a photographer) in the release of a young bald eagle, born in the previous year. Robyn Graboski, the director of Centre Wildlife Care, was responsible for rehabbing the eagle so that … Continue reading

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A Sunday walk in the game land

The morning was overcast but dry, and whereas the previous week I had no photos, this Sunday made up for that.

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A sign of spring?

Where I grew up – in New York State – robins (that is, the American robin, which is a thrush) were considered to be the first sign of spring. In central Pennsylvania, “spring” alerts are somewhat different.

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The end of a year

I’m looking forward to the end of 2022, which has been beyond terrible. That’s not exactly true. The year hit its main downturn in November, in terms of health and peace of mind. That said, I hope that 2023 will … Continue reading

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A busy month

November is proving to be a remarkably busy month. In addition to writing and finishing the first draft of a new novel (during Nano November), I’ve also taken many photos to sort through for the upcoming Christmas fund-raiser for Centre … Continue reading

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A hedgehog

The past Friday I was photographing animals at Centre Wildlife Care, and there and then I encountered a hedgehog for the first time ever. Wow!

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A view to a preen

A telephoto camera lens is somewhat equivalent to a pair of binoculars when trying to identify a particular bird: It gives a close-up view from which one can identify via the features seen. However, even with a telephoto lens, that … Continue reading

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Bluebirds Having Fun

I tend to think of birds, or animals in general, as being too busy with the stuff of life (such as eating, sleeping, and so forth), but they do have a sense of fun or – given that bluebirds are … Continue reading

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Reviews of Thora’s Dagger

At last: excerpts from the first reviews of my fantasy novel Thora’s Dagger.

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A Sunday Walk

My inactivity has two reasons: (1) laziness and (2) my provider (Hub) was switching accounts (including mine) to a new server. Whatever, I’m back with photos from Oct. 9, 2022, a good day to be outside.

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