Category: Bird

Identifying Birds & A Winner!

I spotted Audubon’s Masterpieces, like a rare bird, hidden in a clearance stack of books for $9.99~ Complete with 150 prints of John James Audubon’s beautiful and scientific renderings~ Fun to compare his artistic illustrations with our bird sightings at the lake~ Where we often see Osprey, Herons, and occasionally the rare Blackhawk. . . And are…

For the Birds~ A Party & Giveaway!

I’m Having a Backyard Party and Every Bird is Welcome~ In Celebration of my three-year Blogging Birthday on January 15th! Millet, Sunflower and Safflower Seed, as well as Critter Blend is on the menu~ To keep those pesky squirrels occupied~ There is plenty of liquid refreshment and  swimming and splashing are encouraged~ And since no birthday…

On the Ropes

One of the pleasures of being on the lake is watching the birds~ especially the Swallows and their cousins, the Purple Martins. We have been visited by a large group or “kettle” of Barn Swallows this year. We watched them flying under our dock to build nests formed by mud cups this summer. Both parents…

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…