Tag Archives: bluebird

“A calming reminder”

27 June, 2021 “A calming reminder” “The lives of many animals are constrained by the schemes of men, but the determination in these lives, their traditional pattern of movement, are a calming reminder of a more fundamental order.” – Barry … Continue reading

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Flowers and birds and dogs, oh my! 

9 May, 2021 Flowers and birds and dogs, oh my!  And Happy Mother’s Day! Evelyn as always has our yard brimming with spectacular roses. Here’s a beauty:  I think a lot of moms (and dads and siblings et al) also … Continue reading

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The flowers are finally bailing me out

14 March, 2021 The flowers are finally bailing me out The ospreys just started bailing me out too, but I didn’t find out about them until an hour ago. The light was nice and they’re active – extremely active – … Continue reading

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The flowers haven’t bailed me out!

28 February, 2021 The flowers haven’t bailed me out!  I keep hoping for a burst of color from the flowers but I’m getting ahead of myself. There are a handful of daffodils blooming – I’ll put one here – but … Continue reading

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The joy of hiking 52 weeks/year

14 February, 2021 The joy of hiking 52 weeks/year  Long time hikers understand a simple relationship in the park – the worse the weather, the fewer the people. If it’s really messy out, it’s like your own private park. When … Continue reading

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Wildlife in my tame life

17 January, 2021 Wildlife in my tame life  Yesterday – for the first time in my life (if I recall correctly) a flock of striking Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) stopped by to use the birdbath. These two stopped on the … Continue reading

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A bluebird bailed me out!

20 December, 2020 A bluebird bailed me out!  I was thin on blog material this week (as will become evident when you whisk through this post) but I saw this lovely bluebird at the river yesterday. You may be an … Continue reading

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Thanking a one year old for putting the “social” in “social distance”

3 May, 2020            Thanking a one year old for putting the “social” in “social distance” Our neighbor Austin turned one yesterday. Austin single-handedly brought together more smiling people than I’ve seen since the first time … Continue reading

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Peace like a river

12 April, 2020            Peace like a river Today is Easter and several friends said and wrote “peace” to me earlier. As Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I got out on the rocks at Pony … Continue reading

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“2/2 x 2” or “Spoiled by owls”  

2 February, 2020            “2/2 x 2” or “Spoiled by owls”   But first, a Great Blue Heron we spotted on our way to Pony Pasture this morning: Today is “2/2 #1” and fourteen years ago today … Continue reading

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