Tag Archives: songbirds

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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Bluebirds All Day Long

‘Bluebirds singing a song; nothing but bluebirds all day long.’ Irving Berlin I’ve spent close to 65 years on this blue sphere called planet Earth and only saw juvenile bluebirds in photographs. Up until now, that is. My bluebirds, you … Continue reading

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Waiting to Exhale

Back on April 12, 2013…Wait a second, that’s incorrect. Allow me to begin again. Ahem. Back on April 11, 2013, I wrote an essay about buying a house. Here is what I wrote: “Why do you want to buy a … Continue reading

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That Which Shall Not Be Named

This blog post is not about that which shall not be named. You know what I’m referring to. No, not him. You know. Yes, that! I’m not going to blog about it. I’m not going to name it. I’m not … Continue reading

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Be Counted

No, I’m not referring to the US Census. Being counted refers to joining the The Great Backyard Bird Count. And super easy.  Plus you can do your counting in your jammies with bed-head hair if you’re so inclined. Join at: … Continue reading

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Stranger Things

Life on the Concord River is getting stranger as the weather warms up. Continue reading

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Look out!

They’re coming in fast! I’m behind in my posting of the ruby-throated migration map and I am so very sorry. Get your feeders up NOW! It’s a wave of red and they’re going to be hungry. Remember, four parts water … Continue reading

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Spring is officially here!

And it’s about time. Maybe it’s the whole getting older thing but this winter felt endless and I’m glad it’s over. The last snowstorm on March 4 dumped over a foot of snow on my little corner of the river. … Continue reading

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Farewell Umbrella Skies

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The summer wind has blown past and the umbrella skies of cobalt blue, the emerald flashes of the hummingbirds, and the bright yellow blossoms of the sunflowers are no more. Autumn winds will now blow through my corner of the … Continue reading

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Summertime

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Summertime and the living sure was easy. Continue reading

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