Category: Bird

Osprey, Heron, Geese and Blackhawks

It’s usually pretty quiet in our corner of the lake until boating season kicks off Memorial Day, continuing through Labor Day~ for the most part, just us and the birds. Herons are here year round~ we have a permanent resident in our cove ~you can see the one in my header, strolling down our dock.…

Shades of Grey and a Winner!

  Grey . . . Foggy. . . Misty. . . Perfect weather for our resident Heron~ who despite the foggy & murky conditions, manages to keep a keen eye out for any fish. Or perfect weather to sit inside and enjoy some tea~ The winner of my Chickadee Giveaway is Rett at The Gazebo House! Rett~…

They’re Back…

They’re back . . . Squatting on our neighbor’s dock. . .  Squawking. . .  Soaring. . .  Sunning. . . Providing us with a show & some smiles :) “Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way…

Return to a Winter World

  Winter World **** by Bernd Heinrich I’m  reposting this book review from last year for Food for Thought, which I’m thrilled about returning, with our first book selection Friday, Jan. 20th~ The Night Circus! Next up is Chocolate Chocolate: The True Story of Two Sisters, Tons of Treats, and the Little Shop That Could ~ a…

Chickadees on the Porch & a Giveaway!

I’m on the porch nesting with Chickadees . . . Enjoying some tea and tucked in a nest of grey~enjoying a bit of warm & welcome sunshine on the porch.  These Chickadee plates, Global Design Connections by Kate Williams, along with teapot, cream & sugar~ took flight from HomeGoods to follow me home~ I was enamored by the grey twig-rimmed edge on…

Thankful

I’m thankful for the change of seasons. . . For our nest. . . For neighbors. . . For family. . . Wishing you a lots of good food . . . And a relaxing holiday. . . Have a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for your visit, I’m joining: A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday~ The Tablescaper for Seasonal…

Nesting Instincts

  I’ve been feathering my nest twig-by-twig lately. . . . . . tidying, sorting, consigning, donating~  There always seems to be nesting going on around me. . .  I’m long past due taking stock. . . . . . cleaning out & preparing for Fall with October’s arrival around the corner~ I thought I would follow the birds’ lead and bring my…

Beach, Birds, Boats & Boys

  Harbor Island, a barrier island in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, is a private residential community, located between Charleston and Hilton Head Island.  Its three-mile stretch of beach is visited mostly by pelicans, herons, horseshoe crabs and is a nesting site for Loggerhead Sea Turtles.         A great beach for boys. . . To see some…

By the Dawn’s Early Light

 There is more activity on the lake in the early morning with the anticipation of a long holiday weekend. . . Plans are under way. . . While some like us, will stay home feathering their nests in preparation of  family & friends arriving for festivities & fireworks . . . Others have already begun enjoying the weather &…

Soothing Whites

Gardenia blooms and buds are beginning to appear, just as the temperatures climb into the 90’s. . . There is something soothing to my soul and inner thermostat :) when I see white~ “Sultry as a summer evening and as intoxicating as an exotic perfume, the scent of gardenias settles like a memory onto your soul. The…