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Songbirds and Snow

While sitting on my back steps a few days past – before the winter storm that dusted the garden and meadow white with snow – the swift motion of a pair of young mockingbirds caught  my attention. 1,188 more words


I Got Lucky!

This is a male Pyrrhuloxia, sometimes called the “Desert Cardinal.” It is a cousin to the Northern Cardinal. He has been a nemesis bird for me. 361 more words



I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.” — Pete Hamill… 456 more words



Did you get the answer to my question in last week’s blog?  Looking at the above photo, you might guess a small gull, or maybe a plover, but those are not correct.   319 more words

Earth-based Faith

Like many other people, I’ve been constantly monitoring the last two U.S. hurricanes (with a 3rd and 4th coming) and their damage on TV as well as reading news coverage about the forest fires in Montana and Oregon and the earthquake in Mexico and wondering why there are so many natural disasters lately here and throughout the world. 399 more words


Weekly Smile 83

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This week I am smiling broadly because the Mockingbirds are back, nesting in my huge Blue Spruce tree in my front yard. 436 more words

Hot Town

Hibiscus, its 7th year

Summer in this city means photographing my yard because it’s too hot to go anywhere else…

Anna’s Hummingbirds

Fiery Skipper

Verdins, adult and juvenile… 96 more words