Spring Has Sprung: Photo Essay

Last week I parked my patootie on my patio chair (say that five times fast!) and photo’d the flock of feathery friends. (Oh, c’mon, you may be rolling your eyes, but you gotta admit, that’s some awesome alliteration!)

My own version of Zaboomafoo! Doesn’t this one remind you of a sloth or lemur peering out from the branches?
Peek-a-Boo, I see you. At least, I think I do.

Budding Beauty.

One Cactus Wren.

And its mate.

I also saw Longfellow and Izzie, our yard lizards; but they didn’t want their photo taken.

I bought flower seeds: the kind you just … read the rest. . .

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For The Birds

You remember the random post from last November when a bird wouldn’t let my daughter back into the house? I finally found out what kind of bird that was!

It’s called a Dark-Eyed Junco. And I found it while spending a couple hours online looking at bird photos and information.

You’ll recall my dismay joy at the fox my Mom saw in her yard? And a few days later a new hawk started hanging around? Let me be clear: my mother does not live on a farm. Our homes are exactly one mile from each other. We have the same … read the rest. . .

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A Bird in the Hand…

Today’s weather warmed up with the sunshine, allowing the birds to come out of their cozy nests in search of the seed I’d placed for them. I saw my two scarce Cactus Wren leave the confines of their Joshua Tree and to my delight, two more were with them! My little family of birds is growing!

In keeping with this week’s post themes of Thanksgiving, I immediately thought “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” and that got me thinking.

That doesn’t really sound like I’m thankful for the birds in my bush. (Although I am). … read the rest. . .

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