Sitting in my backyard, and with some help from an ornithology app, I have identified 22 different bird species in about 20 minutes. I once read of a study that showed that people are happier if they are regularly exposed to at least fourteen different species. I’ve got more than that here today, and allContinue reading “Bird Diversity”
Category Archives: Nature
Six More Weeks of Winter for 2023
It’s Groundhog Day 2023! This morning, the world’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from his winter home and saw his shadow. Again. In other words, Phil predicts that we’re getting six more weeks of winter. (Here’s a link to live footage of Phil from this morning.) Of course, Phil is not the only prognosticatingContinue reading “Six More Weeks of Winter for 2023”
Wordless Wednesday: Iridescent
Wordless Wednesday: Night Raid
Happy Turkey Day!
I’m a vegetarian and don’t eat turkey, so I don’t feel the least bit guilty about posting a photo of this magnificent turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
Wordless Wednesday: Pacific Coastline
I have been writing in my backyard today with my writer’s group, which we call Kittens With Typewriters. The rest of the group has gone, but it’s so nice to see the sun after many cloudy days that I’m still on the patio. I filled the bird feeder (the Library 4 Birds) a few minutesContinue reading “Bird Call”
Day 13: Requa, California
We spent a month this summer on a 7,957-mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. Day 13 was July 15; we had arrived in Requa, at the mouth of the Klamath River, where we would visit Redwood National and State Parks, but first, we explored the areaContinue reading “Day 13: Requa, California”
Wordless Wednesday: Sunset, Newport News
Day 12: California Coast
We spent a month this summer on a 7,957-mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. Day 12 was July 14; we spent much of it driving up the Northern California coastline. Our goal that day was to reach Requa, at the mouth of the Klamath River. TheContinue reading “Day 12: California Coast”