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Entries from June 28th, 2008

Monday Evening at Radnor Lake

June 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Monday Evening at Radnor Lake · raccoon

June 17, 2008. There was more introspection than wildlife viewing this evening, although there was one wildlife sighting worthy of mention. It was late dusk and I had finished hiking. I was walking down the Otter Creek Road hill, nearing Radnor Lake’s west parking lot, when I stopped to peer down at the spillway-fed creek. […]

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Sky – My Number One Hiking Buddy

June 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sky – My Number One Hiking Buddy · dog

Sky, or Skyy (she was initially named after the beverage in the distinct blue bottle) – the wonderful, seemingly enlightened, 30-lb. black (now with some gray) mixed-breed terrier I adopted from the Nashville Humane Society in 1996, is definitely my number one hiking buddy! We’ve hiked together for 12 years now, mostly in Nashville and […]

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Writer, Blogger, Reptile Magnet

June 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Writer, Blogger, Reptile Magnet · friends, snakes

Monday evening, June 16, 2008 It was yet another wonderful dusk hike at Radnor Lake: beautiful, peaceful, a virtual meditation, actually. Towards the end of this dusk hike – around 8:15, I suppose– a woman approached me (shocking, I know!) and asked if I were me. I was quite pleased to tell her that I […]

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The Lucky Few: Park Rangers of Radnor Lake

June 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Lucky Few: Park Rangers of Radnor Lake · meetup group, Radnor Lake

(Monday, June 16, 2008) Since my father opted to watch Tiger Woods play golf in lieu of a loosely planned hike at 6:30 on Father’s Day Sunday (yesterday), he agree to hike this evening – perhaps out of guilt. That’s OK, though; any reason that successfully if temporarily puts Dad’s boots in contact with the […]

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Hiking Fiery Gizzard: the Northern Fence Lizard

June 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Fiery Gizzard, lizard, photography

By Stephen Frasier; Re: the Nashville Hiking Meetup Group’s Fiery Gizzard hike; Date: Saturday, June 8, 2008; Photos: Stephen Frasier, using Olympus Stylus 790 SW This adult Northern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus) was found by the author while hiking the incredible, treacherous, beautiful Fiery Gizzard trail just outside Monteagle, Tennessee with the Nashville Hiking […]

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Fiery Gizzard hike: Nashville Hiking Meetup group – June 2008

June 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Fiery Gizzard

I finally made it to a Nashville Hiking Meetup group hike, thanks to Kelly; I agreed to go at such a late hour, there was simply insufficient time for this socially paranoid introvert to come up with a plausible excuse not to go. 🙂 We met at the Target near Hickory Hollow at 7am; I […]

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Statuesque Snake Poses on Wall at Radnor Lake

June 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · flowers, Radnor Lake, snakes

(NOTE: After you’ve enjoyed these images to your satisfaction, tap your browser’s ‘refresh’ button to see additional images; the pics shown here are pulled at random from categorized image folders, so there are more photos to see. ALSO: I’m still working on the Fiery Gizzard post and related pics; please check back.) Without detailing the […]

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Gray Rat Snake: Prime specimen at Radnor Lake

June 4th, 2008 · 21 Comments · Radnor Lake, Reptiles, snakes

Events from the momentous hike on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 (NOTE: For more numerous and larger photographs of a very large gray rat snake at Radnor Lake, please see related post, Another Large Gray Rat Snake at Radnor Lake.) An excellent Gray Rat Snake photo gallery: Hiking Nature at Radnor Lake After proceeding up the […]

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A Banner Day at Radnor Lake: Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June 3rd, 2008 · 6 Comments · canada goose, great blue herons, Radnor Lake, turtles

All photos in this post were taken at Nashville’s Radnor Lake and edited on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 by Stephen Frasier using an Olympus Stylus 790 SW and Macromedia/Adobe Fireworks MX 2004; author’s email is stephen [at] bestWebNashville [dot] com Now that the summer heat has set in, hiking early in the morning is an […]

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