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An Avid Watcher of Birds   Leave a comment

Blackie May 21, 2016

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Blackie, my mother’s rescue cat, enjoys watching the avian visitors.

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Bird Sightings, Americus, Georgia, May 21, 2016   Leave a comment

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Source for All Images = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Bird Sightings, Americus, Georgia, May 20, 2016   Leave a comment

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Source of All Images = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Near Ben Burton Park, Athens, Georgia, May 15, 2015, Part III   Leave a comment

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Above:  Flowers Near Ben Burton Park, May 15, 2015

Source of All Images = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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There is a clearing to one side of Ben Burton Park and its adjacent woods on one side of the Middle Oconee River.  This clearing, which also functions as a route to the park, contains, among other things, many flowers.

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KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 15, 2015 COMMON ERA

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Near Ben Burton Park, Athens, Georgia, May 15, 2015, Part II   Leave a comment

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Above:  A Wooded Trail Near Ben Burton Park, May 15, 2015

Source of All Images = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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There is, fortunately, no shortage of wooded trails near Ben Burton Park.

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Here is one approach to the part of Middle Oconee River close to Ben Burton Park.  This route entails stepping over or walking around some large, fallen trees, however, so it might not be to the liking of some people.  I know other routes, however.

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KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Near Ben Burton Park, Athens, Georgia, May 15, 2015, Part I   Leave a comment

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Above:  A Wooded Trail Near Ben Burton Park, May 15, 2015

Source of All Images = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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I have walked in and near Ben Burton Park since 2007, when I moved to the area.  The trails have become familiar to me.  They have also proven to be sanctuaries for me.  This was especially true a few years ago, when I wanted to avoid a certain neighbor, who, mercifully (and against his will), moved away.  He was disturbing the communal peace, however.  I found peace in the woods.

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One must, for the sake of safety, follow this trail, not walking off the cliff and falling to the trail below.

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I take comfort, however, in the fact that, if the Middle Oconee River ever floods severely, nature has provided ways to prevent the water from reaching my front door, which is at the top of the hill one descends to reach the river and the park.

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Ben Burton Park, Athens, Georgia, May 15, 2015, Part III   Leave a comment

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Above:  A Tree Near the Middle Oconee River, May 15, 2015

Source of All Images = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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A tree in Ben Burton Park fell over into a second tree.

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