The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I just watched a squirrel run down a 40 foot pine tree head first, like it was nothing. And it was nothing, for him. He probably does it a hundred times a day. I tried to imagine doing it myself, even once, and the thought made me kind of queasy. There are a lot of …

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I love my dogs more than life itself. They’ve been there for me though a lot, and they are my one source of unconditional love since the death of my mother 23 years ago. They’re always happy to see me, don’t expect me to cook, and they never hog the remote control. Who could ask …

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Yesterday I saw something that nearly made me drive off the road. A rainbow that was shaped like a backward letter N instead of being in an arch. A really bad picture of it is below. I wish it came out sharper. The only thing that I can think of is that it was a …

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It seems you can’t sling a dead cat without hitting an osprey nest here in Northeast Florida these days, which I happen to think is a wonderful thing. Just a few short years ago, they were a rare occurrence indeed. From where I sit on the drawbridge where I work, I can see 4 nests. …

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