We have a chickadee family nesting in our birdhouse again this year. Watching Mama and Papa fly back and forth—literally hundreds of times each day—reminds me that parenting is a lot of work, regardless of whether your offspring have legs or wings! Occasionally they stop for a moment to take a quick bath in the […]
Birds of the Pacific Northwest Anna’s Hummingbird Robin Chickadee Eagle Seahawk Take the road less traveled (and GO SEAHAWKS!), Beth
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft; And gathering swallows twitter in the skies. ~John Keats, To Autumn.
If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with. ~Dorothy, Wizard of Oz Want to see more birds of a feather? Check out Delicious Baby Photo Friday!
Far from the city’s dust and heat, I get but sounds and odors sweet. Who can wonder I love to stay, Week after week, here hidden away, In this sly nook that I love best— This little brown house like a ground-bird’s nest. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American poet and writer 1850-1919 Want to feather […]
My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather. ~Terri Guillemets Want more to chirp about? Check out Delicious Baby Photo Friday!
Spring has hatched. Tulips are poking their colorful heads out of the ground, trees are covered in flowering buds, and birds are scouting for locations to build a nest. Last spring, one of our two birdhouses was “rented” for the first time when a pair of Chickadees moved in. Weeks passed as we watched mama […]
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot Chickadee reflection Duck at the Washington Park Arboretum Crow flying at Washington Park Arboretum Flicker on the fencepost Heron on the pond Squabble at the birdbath Flicker taking […]
Three years ago we put up a bird house. No renters. The next year we advertised. Still, no renters. Then last fall, we put up two bird houses, raised their height, and changed the location. And…. WE’VE GOT TENANTS. Chickadee tenants. A birdie family who are “with child”...or would that be, with chickadee. In the […]
Nature never goes out of style Bleeding Hearts Chickadee Leaves and blossoms Robin preening Twitchy and his pizza Strawberry blossom Baby Bird in the garden Want to spring into more beauty? Check out Delicious Baby Photo Friday!