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Years ago, during the month of April, I kept a poetree. Two dogwood trees stand on either side of my driveway. I would hang poems from the branches of the one closest to the house. 230 more words


Olive-backed Oriole chirruping and looking for bugs

It was the unusual chirruping that made me look up into the trees and see thisĀ Olive-backed Oriole. At first I thought it was a Wattle Bird, but the sound it made was unusual. 109 more words


A new hobby in the making

I love nature. I like to observe things – be it animals, birds, insects, human beings or non-living things. Mother nature has a lot to offer and all we have to do is observe. 672 more words


Birds of February

February has been a great month for hanging out at the sanctuary. The oppressive heat of summer is still a future concern. The ground is still nice, moist, and yielding. 257 more words

Wild Birds

Birds in the Backyard


Sunbirds are so tiny and hyperactive! These cute little birds are so loud and playful that kitty gets so angry seeing them ; after all , her ‘prey’ teasing chirps “catch me if you can”! 226 more words


The Many-Gathering Things

“…spinning and tossing the white ribbons of their songs into the air. I had nothing better to do
than listen. I mean this seriously.” – Mary Oliver, Mockingbirds… 290 more words



This oriole is one of the new mixed media studies I am working on in preparation for a new series of paintings featuring song birds. This series will both compliment and contrast with my established American crow series. 31 more words