A Journey of a Thousand Blog Posts

Today, April 16, 2021, marks eight years I have been living in my little corner of the Concord River. It was on April 16, 2013, to be exact, my journey began. It has been one filled with radiant joy …

One of my first hummingbird photos.

… and deep, profound sorrow;

Mi manchi profondamente, mia amata immortale.

a journey of frustration …

Rustoleum Deck Restore, now called Rock Solid, sucks. https://www.deckstainhelp.com/class-action-lawsuit-against-rust-oleum-deck-restore/

… and painful lessons learned.

My blind dog, Stevie, who I had to return to the rescue organization.

When I closed on my little house and was handed the keys, I was overcome with happiness, for I felt I had finally found my paradise.

My home, April 2013.

Along the way I’ve watched my river flow and birds fly.

Great blue heron - bird - waterfowl - animals - nature
Isis, my Great Blue Heron.

One thing I’ve learned these past eight years is that there is a steady thread of continuity in my little corner of the river. That despite the ups-and-downs, and ins-and-outs of my life, some things remain constant.

For example, the mating pair of Mallards still sit on the retaining wall and keep watch over their domain.

Ducks, 2013
This photo was used by the realtor in the listing for what was to become my house.
It was one of the reasons I chose to view the property.
Ducks, 2021

The American Goldfinches molt during the month of April.

Female American Goldfinch, left. Male American Goldfinch on the right, in his molting stage, 2015
Male American Goldfinch, 2021.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration brings them to my little corner of the Concord River.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration map, April 2016.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration map, April 2021. Yay, they’re in Rhode Island!
Get those nectar feeders up!
https://www.hummingbirdcentral.com/hummingbird-migration-spring-2021-map.htm

The Trout Lily emerges each Spring.

Trout Lily, April 2018.
Trout Lily, April 2021., getting ready to bloom.

The male Northern Cardinal courts the female by feeding her sunflowers seeds.

April, 2015. (I don’t have a photo for 2021 but trust me, it happened. 🥰)

The gardens get bigger.

Hummingbird garden, 2013.
Hummingbird garden, 2021.

The daffodils bloom each April.

Daffodils, April 2013.
Daffodils, April 2021.

Over the past eight years I have written close to 1000 posts (OMG! 😱).

I have photographed my river wearing winter’s white …

Concord river - snow
December 2018.

… and Autumn’s blush;

October 2018.

Spring’s earthy shades …

March 2019.

… and Summer’s bloom.

My Nile. (The Concord River flows north, just like Nile. 😊 )

Along the way I have taken a gazillion pictures of my river and her occupants, from snakes to turtles to bats to butterflies and, of course, her ducks.

Over the past eight years I have cried and laughed, and wished and dreamed, and through it all, like the Concord River, my life moves at a steady pace towards its destination.

May the next eight years bring me harmony and joy. Blessed be :}

Mi manchi, mia amata immortale.

About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm an earth witch with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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2 Responses to A Journey of a Thousand Blog Posts

  1. Deborah Caliguri says:

    Look forward to all your posts of what was once my beloved Concord and that same view. See you in the summer, stay safe! Deb xx

  2. Cathy Neal says:

    The flowers are just beautiful

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