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Shh, I'm Hiding

An American Goldfinch, hiding in our Lilac bush.


Going for Gold... Finches, that is

     Often referred to as “wild canaries,” Goldfinches are actually in the finch family. American Goldfinches – those found in our area – and Lesser Goldfinches, are two types found in North America. 344 more words


Goldfinch Fledgling

This past week, the garden has been filled with chirps and squeaks and whistles and songs from the goldfinch family. While the mom’s been taking a break, Dad and the fledgling have been hanging out in our garden. 91 more words


Earth Day and Spring

It was Earth Day yesterday and in addition to this I have been enjoying comings of spring.

When I moved into my own place a few years ago the garden was somewhat overgrown; okay, “somewhat” is an understatement but I have to remind myself about how it was like; wall-to-wall brambles aside from a narrow pathway someone had cut in order to check out the septic tank. 643 more words

Green Living

That Shy Look

An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) male.


Cool Spring

It has been a really cool spring this year. One day, I suddenly realized that there were no flowers on our Magnolia Soulangeana trees which in other years would be covered with thousands of pink blooms. 92 more words


A family reunion

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who was at the sea side in Morecambe yesterday.  He was lucky enough to find the sea at home. 856 more words