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LOCAL VIEW ---A Warm Snow---

I was so stiff and sore Friday afternoon I didn’t stock the porch with firewood. I was hoping that by moaning and limping and looking pitiful I might inspire my middle son to stock the porch for me. 845 more words

New England Weather

Clown Face!

I have been trying to capture photos to share with you of a bird that is native to our area in the Sierra Foothills, that I affectionately call “Clown Face.” It is a charming woodpecker that is very swift. 190 more words


Red-breasted Sapsuckers

Identifying Them:

Red-breasted Sapsuckers are part of the Picidae family which is a family of different types of woodpeckers. Red-breasted Sapsuckers look a little like Red-naped Sapsuckers, but you can tell the difference if you look at their heads. 249 more words

Bird Watching

Making Suet Cakes

In light of their recent report on dwindling habitats, the National Audubon Society has urged us to provide space and food for our avian friends.  This month I tried some recipes for suet cakes.  477 more words

Audubon Society


We moved to a semi-rural town situated in wooded hills 20 years ago – the attraction was a lot that is half “wild” and slopes down to a creek.  1,090 more words