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March 30, 2018 / philosophermouseofthehedge

The Big Duck

Three Bunnies rolling a very large Easter egg. Old Russian postcard, ca.1917 (, artist life/

“What’s it look like we’re doing? Heavy foot traffic expected for the big Easter weekend.. (USPD/

So many are on a roll right now.

Never seems to be enough space.

Remember to look up from the tiny screens once in a while for the next couple of days.

Beware of the Chinese junk.

No, not this.

Sailing boat. Cargo boat or Japanese Junk. 1907. Frederic Courtland Penfield. (USPD-, copoyright expired/

Or taxable imported stuff.

It’s demo weekend of “Tiangong-1 (“Heavenly Palace” – gotta love that name.).

Probably not lost their lease. Just loss of interest.

“Astronomers capture video of Tiangong-1 before it falls” 

“Track satellites and Spacejunk in Real time” (Like right over your house, patio, or car..) See the forecast for Tiangong-1 Reentry.

Happens once in a blue moon? (Don’t miss the last one until 2020 Saturday night)

Going to be difficult to keep eyes on the road. (But please try.)

Safe travels to all those heading out for the long Easter, Passover, or holiday/event of your choice this weekend.

It’s spring – you have no excuse to stay inside with all that’s going on.

Whether it’s Anime Matsuri, Dance Salad, Blues, Jazz, or roller skating at the park’s outdoor rink at Discovery Green…and you can then do some yoga to loosen up the kinks.

Just remember to duck. (They get annoyed if you don’t toss them stuff.)

Hope your Easter is hoppy.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Two Easter chicks and decorative wagon. (Missouri History Museum/USPD. artist life,

“Over the river and through the woods will take forever at this rate.” (Missouri History Museum/USPD./



  1. easyweimaraner / Mar 30 2018 8:17 am

    have a good Good Friday and a wonderful easter fest… Phenny got his easter basket today… mark said it was a fail now he wants another gift on sunday…

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 1 2018 4:14 pm

      Happy Easter, Phenny and staff!
      Molly Malamute is pretending the silly squirrel couple are really funny bunnies masquerading. (Fortunately she isn’t chasing them…possibly hoping they will bring more Easter treats.)
      Thanks for hopping by to chat!

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Mar 30 2018 9:04 am

    Have a great holiday and be sure to duck!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 1 2018 4:16 pm

      We are ducking…oh, that is duckling. One of the shy local duck moms debuted her fuzzy little flock around a sheltered wetlands spot. It must have been their first swim. Can’t have better Easter ducks that that ( and we don’t have to clean up after them!)
      Hope your Easter was eggsactly perfect

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  3. Carrie Rubin / Mar 30 2018 9:15 am

    Happy Easter to you too! I’ll be driving to New Hampshire on the day itself, but I’ll try to remember to look up. But not while I’m in heavy traffic. 😁

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 1 2018 4:17 pm

      Hope your hop was pleasant. (And true to April Fool’s Day, that space station is stalling until Monday – so heads up!)

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  4. pensitivity101 / Mar 30 2018 10:23 am

    Have yum, loads of chocolate……………… !

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  5. Amy / Mar 30 2018 3:56 pm

    I was quite surprised at the heavy car traffic in the shopping areas today. But once inside the stores, I wondered where all the people were. Happy Easter.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 1 2018 4:21 pm

      Whoa – almost sound like a sci-fi movie? Here it looked like all the kids were out of school and headed to the mall to walk around before hanging out in places to eat.
      Maybe the grownups were all at the Dollar store loading up on little stuff for little ones…although despite marketing efforts, it’s really not another excuse to gorge on gifts.
      Hop your Easter was eggsactly perfect

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  6. Beth / Mar 30 2018 4:59 pm

    Wishing a very Happy Easter to the Realm!

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  7. robstroud / Mar 30 2018 7:08 pm

    And a blessed Easter to you as well, my friend.

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  8. shoreacres / Mar 30 2018 9:17 pm

    We’re going to have great conditions for moon-viewing, it seems. Thank goodness we don’t need to worry about junk viewing — at least we don’t if the calculations are right. Happy Easter!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 1 2018 4:05 pm

      It’s April Fool’s…so of course the giant litter bin is still up and now thinking about falling Monday! (You knew that was bound to happen, right? It’s spacey HAHA). Thanks for hopping in to chat

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  9. marina kanavaki / Mar 31 2018 6:14 am

    Happy Easter, my friend!!! 🙂

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  10. Ally Bean / Mar 31 2018 9:39 am

    Ducking out of traditional Easter celebrations this year, but I’m sure I’ll be able to keep quacking. Happy Easter!

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  11. Curt Mekemson / Mar 31 2018 6:10 pm

    Chinese junk on April Fools Day! What next? I think I’ll duck out. Happy Easter, Phil. –Curt

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 1 2018 3:58 pm

      We really did duck out: one of the local duck moms has been proudly showing off her fuzzy just hatched brood in a sheltered cove. Easter ducklings – can’t get much more smilie than that. That’s a once in a blue moon special. (Happy Hop on! was a fool’s tale – now plan on ducking the Big Junk on Monday …) Thanks for egging everyone on with a comment

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  12. RKLikesReeses / Apr 13 2018 2:55 pm

    We survived!! 🎉 😎


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 15 2018 6:06 pm

      YEA! (Our remaining little wild bunny on the island has been grazing in the mild weather, too!) Onward and warm-ward!

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