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  • “All good things are wild and free.”
    ― Henry David Thoreau

    Was out in the back meadow this morning and heard two of my
    resident hawks chatting.

    HIM: I think I just saw a mouse!
    HER: Yes, over there hiding in the lavender!

    HIM: And some juicy frogs over in the creek! Did you see those?
    HER: Had some for lunch!

    HER: We need a new nest.
    HIM: But I just built you a nest last year!
    HER: Well, there is some new grass that would make a great lining,
    and that lady in the house is putting out lint from her clothes dryer!

    HIM: Yes, I have noticed. She watches us. Talks back at us.

    (Photograph collage: iPhone photo, with photo from the Feather Your Nest
    store in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life. Modified in APS)
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