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Author Archives: Chet Gottfried
A Green Heron
Typically, in early spring, the local green heron (unless there is more than one, which is very possible) and I play a simple game by the Toftrees pond. As soon as I see it, the heron flies away, generally low … Continue reading
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In continuing with spring blossoms, the next four photos are from a somewhat nearby apple tree in the Toftrees game land, my favorite strolling place since it is, more or less, right next door to where I live.
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Dogwood blossoms are unique, which is another way of saying that they’re easy to identify. The blossoms are also beautiful. I took the first two photos after a walk in the game land (the tree is close to my front … Continue reading
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I’ve been rather quiet of late if for good reason, and I had intended to remain quiet for a while longer while I recover my strength, but there is something about spring blossom photos that enliven the soul. The following … Continue reading
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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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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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