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The Comeback Kid

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He lives in Derby and sent me this picture of Bonny Prince Charlie.  I asked him if the statue celebrated the Prince’s arrival or his departure from the city and he said it was probably both. 625 more words


Goldfinch in November

Sometimes the most ordinary birds are the most beautiful, like this American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) that I spotted earlier this month at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge… 126 more words


Let the Rain Fall

Let the Rain Fall.

I watched you as you sat proud and beautiful
while the rain fell on and around you.

You didn’t need
the sun to make you shine. 69 more words


In the Process

I average about a book a week, but The Goldfinch is giving me a run for my money! I have read so many great reviews on it – yes, I’m aware that I’m late to the party with this book’s popularity, and I was going to put an excuse as to why, but I don’t have a solid reason! 99 more words

The Goldfinch

Author: Donna Tartt

Date Started: August 24, 2017

Date Finished: October 11, 2017

This book is given to me by a dear friend of mine and has been in my reading list for quite some time now. 166 more words


"A piece of Provence" makes life easier for the birds

Thanks to the County Administrative Board of Stockholm, and its generous contribution of sunflower seeds, a bit of farmland was turned into a “piece of Provence” at the nearby nature reserve Angarnssjöängen, foremost a bird habitat. 79 more words

EUROPEAN GOLDFINCH (female) - (Carduelis carduelis)

Another bird sighting from yesterday’s Balcony Bonanza of bird sightings.