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Out on a Limb

I’m out on a limb because today is the first day of my retirement after working 39 years for the same organization! I won’t have any personal income for another 10 months unless I take a part-time job but it should be okay anyway. 137 more words


Yard Birds

A male Northern Cardinal, a young Eastern Blue Jay and a Northern Mockingbird all were spotted in my front yard yesterday afternoon.  It was blazing hot and some of the birds are likely now starting to molt.   128 more words

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My Early August Yard

I’ve gone two posts and 16 days without any bird photos…so they’re back.

The annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival was last weekend. I briefly thought about going but didn’t. 85 more words


Go Set a ... Mockingbird?

As a daughter of the south, I am seriously conflicted about whether or not to read Harper Lee’s ‘new’ book, Go Set a Watchman. As a writer and a lover of good literature, I know I will read it – eventually – but I know it won’t be any time soon. 1,755 more words


To imitate a mockingbird

As I get grayer, awareness is of greater interest to me, especially self-awareness.

Of course, awareness in general has become more important: Am I aware of my surroundings and the beauty all around? 438 more words

Obsessive Birders

Gila Woodpecker, male

As I’ve mentioned, it’s hot in Phoenix so I have not been birding as much as I would like. But, in June and July, I’ve been reading about birders and the ones who have books written about or by themselves seem to be a very obsessive bunch. 602 more words


Mockingbird Serenade

This Mockingbird likes to sit on top of our house. Sometimes I can hear it when I’m in the kitchen; its song echoes down the stove vent. 11 more words