Our little hummingbird friend is back! Or maybe it’s a different hummingbird. In fact, I think I saw two different hummingbirds today, though I can’t be sure. We’ve had at least one hummingbird in our yard for the past two summers. We’ve been wondering if we’d see any at all this summer, but going backContinue reading “Photo Friday: Hummingbird”
During the day, our backyard is filled with birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and, occasionally, the little dog who lives next door and seems to have found a hole under the fence. At night, the foxes and raccoons take over. I recently caught this video footage of a couple of foxes playing tag in my backyard.
As we walked back from the beach on Tangier Island last week, I spotted this magnificent rooster. He sat on the front porch railing of a small white house, watching the road as if he owned it. Suddenly, he fluffed out his feathers in a rather disturbing way. After another minute, he crowed, letting usContinue reading “Photo Friday: Cock of the Walk”
I was sitting at my laptop when something began rumbling outside. At first I thought it was an airplane. But it continued too long for that. Then it stopped. And started again. It took me a minute to realize that I was hearing some particularly epic thunder, though it didn’t look like rain outside. WithinContinue reading “Who Turned Out the Lights?”
What sign marks the end of the summer for you? It used to be Labor Day, because my son always started back to school the next day. Now that he’s in college, he’ll start earlier, so I guess it’s the now the third week of August that marks the end of the season in myContinue reading “Friday Five: Over the Summer Hill”
We are home! We left town Wednesday, way later than planned, and spent the weekend on an island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. In the past four days we faced a tropical storm, car trouble, shuttered restaurants, speeding golf carts, really bad wifi and cell service, and a deplorable lack of vegetables. WeContinue reading “Back to the Mainland”
This week’s featured photo was taken a few days ago, on a ferry out on the Chesapeake Bay, heading toward Tangier Island. Somewhere to the south, a tropical storm was whirling toward us, but on the Chesapeake Bay, it was a beautiful day. Stay tuned for more about the tropical storm….
(Technically, it’s now Saturday. Oh, well.) It was a dark and stormy night. It was also a dark and stormy afternoon. In fact, I took this photo on Thursday, a few minutes before 3 p.m, i.n the parking lot of Panera. As we waited inside for our takeout order a few minutes later, the windContinue reading “Photo Friday: Stormy Weather”
Apparently the Friday Five this weeks is called Heights because of a film that’s out with that name. I haven’t seen it and have no idea what it’s about. As much as I miss seeing movies in their natural habitat, I have no plans to be in a theater anytime soon with crowds of unmaskedContinue reading “Friday Five: Heights”
It was my last full day in Italy, June 7, 2012, and I planned to make the most of it. Before checking out of my hotel in Assisi, I stepped across the street to an olive oil shop I’d noticed, to buy some of the good stuff to take home, since the best quality ItalianContinue reading “Italy 2012: Day 14”