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A Hummingbird and a Publication Note

The honeysuckle has been in full bloom much of the summer, but hummingbirds are rare so far. I’ve only seen one a handful of times, and each of those visits has been brief. 49 more words


Catching Up...

//hangs head in shame//

I know…Slack. Sorry. Seriously.

Work? OMG! Work has been a bear (but still somewhere I enjoy going each day…really)! I was able to get two additional positions added to my Transport Department, and after two months of meetings? 247 more words

In The Yard

The Nestlings

A house wren began claiming the yard’s nest boxes in late April. He spent days on end carrying twigs, working on nests in each of the boxes… 219 more words


The Problem with Dog Breeding

I am, to put it mildly, an “animal person.” As I write this, one of my cats is asleep on my desk beside my laptop, and my dog is asleep at my feet. 1,142 more words


Rabbit Watching

The milkweed was meant to be the yard’s monarch nursery, but in April it became a rabbit nursery.

Rabbits are the yard’s charismatic megafauna, and… 261 more words


Waiting For Pandas and Gazebos...

Another picture heavy, word light post.

I was hit with a pretty decent sinus infection earlier in the week and it killed my creativity, in that all I wanted to do was sleep…and sleep I did. 641 more words

In The Yard


I can’t remember noticing, before, how the light changes as spring progresses.

The yard’s surfaces absorb and reflect, soften and sharpen the sun’s new angle. 68 more words