Category Archives: travel

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Send in your photos, folks! Although I have a fairly comfortable backlog, we Jews (cultural or religious) always worry. . . . Today we have two wildlife photos and then some travel photos, since H. sapiens is also wildlife. First, from Stephen Barnard in Idaho: The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is incubating eggs in a […]

Leon’s mountain adventure: La fin

Leon and his staff are on the way home now, tired but happy after their adventure. But Leon was still a bit randy on the way down, as he’s torn between the two queens he met: Leon: Kicia up on the mountain, Balbina down in the valley, what do you suggest? And maybe he’s had […]

Leon’s mountain adventure: part sept

Today is the next-to-last day of Leon’s Big Adventure. And the intrepid moggie, moving on, encounters yet another female cat! Malgorzata provides an introduction: Explanation first: they went for a long trek high into the mountains and there was a tiny mountain hostel containing one female cat named Kicia. And there’s a dialogue: Leon: Did you […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Actually, today we have mostly travel photos from reader Ken Phelps. I’m still going to concentrate on wildlife in the future (and perhaps the occasional landscape), but because these scenes will soon be gone when Cuba turns into another Aruba, I thought I’d put them up to document an endangered culture. The cars are endangered, too: […]

Leon’s mountain adventure: Part cinq

Leon, the intrepid Polish tabby, is still enjoying his winter hiking vacation in the mountains of Poland, but now there’s a new element: he’s smitten by Balbina, the resident female cat! Leon: Let’s admire this sunset a bit quicker because Balbina and a scrumptious supper are waiting at the hostel. The saucy wench Balbina: Leon and Balbina are properly introduced: I […]

Leon’s mountain adventure: part quatre

Leon the tabby is having a blast hiking in the snowy Polish mountains. When I asked how far this cat could actually walk in the snow, Malgorzata relayed my question to Elzbieta, Leon’s staff, and I have this answer: Leon walked yesterday about 6 km. It took 1.5 hours. Then he demanded to be taken up. […]

Leon’s mountain adventure: part trois

The indefatigable tabby continues his hikes in the snowy mountains of Poland. Leon: Come quickly, we can see Tatra Mountains from there! \

Leon in the mountains, part deux

Leon continues his hiking adventure in the mountains of Poland, but the exercise and cold, fresh air has given him an appetite. Leon: This is a nice view but let’s go the mountain hostel to have some dumplings (pierogi).  

Noms in Hattiesburg

TRIGGER WARNING: Lots of meat. The posting rules are simple; if you try to denigrate the food I ate, or tell me that my diet in Hattiesburg was unhealthy, I will delete your comment. I have stated a gazillion times that I eat like this only on seminar trips, and that my usual diet at […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I’m broadening the wildlife category to include landscapes, travel and people photos, and so on. I wouldn’t want to leave out good readers’ pictures that don’t include animals or plants. Today we have a diverse array from reader Ken Phelps; his notes are indented: Since you seem to be suffering the aggravations associated with wintery weather, […]


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