Tag Archives: hummingbirds

A Room With A View

Or My Tangle With COVID-19 On the morning of Friday, April 23, it started with a feeling that someone, or something, had come into my bedroom during the night and beaten me with a rubber hose. I had achy-breaky-muscle-and-bone achiness. … Continue reading

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A Journey of a Thousand Blog Posts

Life moves at a steady pace on the Concord River. Continue reading

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What is essential?

How does one determine what is and isn’t essential? Consider this caterpillar; is it essential? It’s a cool caterpillar that lives in oak leaf litter. It flips over to show its pinkish-purple belly, thus playing dead. Eventually it will finish … Continue reading

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Stop playing games with my head!

I’m referring to Old Man Time. He’s messing with my head again and I want him to stop! “Old man time, he’s so mean; Meanest man you’ve ever seen.” (Lyrics from the song.) And he’ll play tricks with your mind, … Continue reading

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Silent Summer

On September 27, 1962, Rachel Carson published her infamous book Silent Spring, chronicling the disastrous affect pesticides have on the environment. I’d love to write that in the 57 years since Silent Spring was published we’ve learned how to work … Continue reading

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Summertime

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Summertime and the living sure was easy. Continue reading

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And summer’s lease hath all too short a date!

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June 21, 2015. First day of summer. The longest day of the calendar year. When the light outshines the darkness and the sun (in this case hidden by clouds) shines on my corner of Mother Earth for about 12 hours. … Continue reading

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Your vision will become your life!

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If you were lucky enough to gaze into the night sky on September 8, you would have been blessed with a spectacular vision – the harvest moon! She cast a luminous path across the lawn, beach, and water, as if … Continue reading

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If you don’t know the words, feel free to hum along!

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According to Birds and Blooms, a hummingbird beats it wings up to 50 times per second! Like tiny drones of nature, they can hoover and fly backwards, all the while taking 150 breaths each minute. Although they’re tiny, hummingbirds have … Continue reading

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Let’s get this party started!

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All invitees are in attendance and it’s time to parteĆ©! First on the list of guests are the hummingbirds! They took their sweet time getting here, since the migration map had them in my area two weeks ago. But, now … Continue reading

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