Something to Bark About

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    Love Them, But Leave Them – The Burrowing Owl

    Owls come in all shapes and sizes, with about 19 different species of owls in the United States alone.  While some owls are able to adapt really well throughout the world, there are some species who are struggling to survive.  This post is about one of the species that is struggling – the Burrowing Owl. My first encounter with a Burrowing Owl was about three years ago when we first visited the Las Vegas area.  The owl was sitting in the gravel, in the middle of the day, as we walked past.  I’m not even sure how I noticed it, it sat so still and blended in with the surroundings. …

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    The People We Meet

    We often run into people in our travels, that like to share their stories with us.  The other evening, as I was out walking, I came upon a fellow walker, who was also out enjoying the evening.  He had stopped to watch a couple of planes fly over, and it was at this time, that I caught up to him.  As we walked, he told me about where he and his wife had just travelled from, and where they were headed.  We walked for some time, as he told me about travels around the world that he and his wife had taken over the years.  He had retired from the…

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    Happy New Year – 2021!

    2020 went out – on a pair of cross country skis. Just inside the Lolo National Forest, on a section of closed road, I put cross country skis on for the first time. It was so peaceful, you could hear the snow falling…that is, until I put the skis on and started skiing.  All I could hear at that point was my clumping in the snow.  It took me a little while to get the hang of “gliding”.  I’d like to say that I eventually figured it out – and maybe I did – but I still managed to fall face first into the snow just 50 yards from the end. …

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    Happy 4th Birthday Scout!

    You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So…get on your way! -Dr. Seuss   Four years ago today, Scout came in to my world!  Since then, she has made me smile every day.  Her travels have taken her all over the country, from coast to coast.  She has played in forests, swam in rivers, run on beaches and hiked on mountains.  She has been a best friend and co pilot.  Scroll through her pictures to see a year in the life of Scout, as she went from 3 years old to 4 years old today!                  …

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    The Burrowing Owl Of Nevada

      The last time I was in Nevada, was the first time I ever came across one of these cute little owls!  Since then, I have found myself searching for them everywhere, whenever I am here. I had almost given up on seeing one on this visit, when, about 2 weeks ago, we were out walking.  Out of the corner of my eye, I saw some slight movement near a culvert.  I stopped to look, and there it was, my second ever, Burrowing Owl! I stopped to get a picture (or 2 or 3), and it was at this moment, that I realized this little guy wasn’t alone! Across the…

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    Sittin’ Pretty

    After a very long time with lockdown restrictions and Covid19 closures, Scout is happy to announce her first visit back to a groomer since…December of 2019! That is 6 months of growing out her crazy, aussome hair! Even with brushing, it is impossible to tame and control her hair after awhile… So, with the recent re-opening of businesses in the area, she was able to get a much needed groom! this is the shortest her hair has ever been groomed before… But, with temperatures hovering near 105+, she is feeling pretty content. And the fact that she looks like a puppy all over again, is something to bark about! ❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾  

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    Holiday Season Is Here In St. Claire, Michigan!

    It’s official!  The holiday season has begun, here in St. Claire, Michigan! If you were here in downtown St. Claire last night, you couldn’t help but feel festive!  All around, the shops, streets and boardwalk, were decorated and lit up in celebration of the beginning of the holiday season.   Christmas music streamed from the speakers along the river, while people sang along to “Santa Clause Is Coming To Town” and “Jingle Bells”, among other songs. Fires were lit in the fire pits in the City Square, as people stood around them, hot drinks in hand, trying to ward off the frosty chill of the air. Parking lots were packed,…

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    Announcing Instagram!

    First things first – WELCOME FALL! Even Scout is excited to be breaking out her sweater collection!  🙂 You can now get out and about with Scoutnabout on Instagram!  I decided it was a good way to get a lot of the extra pictures up that I take.  The account is still new at this point, but for now,  you can check out some “pre-blog” photos.  I will have current photos up soon (as well as a lot more blog posts)!  Stay tuned! Follow us at http://Instagram.com/scoutshots