Category: Bird

Weekend Waterview: Osprey Nests on the Lake

Osprey Nests

We always look forward to boating in the summer to check on “our” osprey nests. Osprey return to their same nest each year in March here on the lake, after wintering in Central and South America. They can log more than 160,000 migration miles during their 15-to-20-year lifetime. They build their nests on manmade structures . . . channel markers, duck…

Winter Storm Watch: Keep Calm and Winter On!

Keep Calm and Winter On Collage

Are you prepared for Winter Storm Jonas? Our snow started in the wee hours and switched over to sleet and is now freezing rain. We’re under a winter storm warning here in North Carolina through Saturday. They’re predicting accumulations a 1/2 inch of ice and 6 inches of snow, thankfully nowhere near the 12 – 24 inches forecasted…

All Paws On Board

Boating with Dogs, Lake Norman

There’s nothing like the thrill and anticipation of a boat ride. . . . . .whether you have two legs or four.  :) We’re happy to be All Paws On Board! The captain’s lap is the seat of choice. . . Whether we’re under way or anchored to watch the sunset. We all like to admire some of…

Feeding Our Feathered Friends


With our cold and wintery weather I’ve been more conscientious about feeding our feathered friends. I had some special guests at my table with our snow showers last week. In addition to keeping our bird feeders filled, I put out a winter buffet for seed, nut and fruit eaters.  I spread a mixture of cornmeal and peanut…

Snowy Day Table for the Birds


We had a second dusting of snow in a week, just enough to satisfy my craving for a little snow this winter! Snow is rare here and usually fleeting*, so I get that giddy feeling you have to wake on a snow day and find out school is cancelled. I couldn’t resist the urge to get out and play in…

Potting Shed 2014 Year in Review: Puttering, Playing & Potting

Potting Shed 2014 Year in Review1

Happy New Year! Thanks to ALL for your visits, comments, shares and pins in 2014! I’m sharing my Potting Shed 2014 year in review, where I puttered and played more than potted. I did find a little inspiration for some projects as well as an excuse to celebrate the seasons and holidays. Here is a recap and highlights…

A Picnic With The Birds


I’m picnicking with the birds with inspiration and fun provided by my Birds of a Feather Advent Calendar. Birds of a feather have flocked together and Lenox Winter Song plates and mugs are joining the fun, set on a tree slice charger and plaid throw for a tablecloth. A birdhouse is perched in the window box…

Create a Gingerbread House Bird Feeder

Gingerbread House Bird Feeder

I’m all about feeding the birds! I’ve been wheeling my shopping cart past the cute gingerbread house kits in the grocery store since Thanksgiving. I’ve also admired the edible birdhouses at specialty bird seed stores and garden centers, available for sell in December. It occurred to me that I could make an edible feeder using a gingerbread house. More palatable…


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