The birds in my neighborhood love the Library 4 Birds that my cousin made for me. But look at this little guy who showed up there. I guess that makes it a Library 4 Bern!
Birds love my yard. Among others, we regularly see cardinals, chickadees, robins, grackles, sparrows, blue jays, starlings, wrens, warblers, hummingbirds, two kinds of hawks, and three kinds of woodpeckers. But until last week, I had never seen cedar waxwings. Last Wednesday, I suddenly noticed a pair of them just outside the kitchen window. They seemContinue reading “Photo Friday: Cedar Waxwing”
The mouse is still at large. We have been trying to catch it for nearly two weeks, but it ignores the nice fragrant peanut butter in our traps, and continues to hide out on the main floor of the house, moving among the kitchen, living room, and family room, as well as my son’s bedroom,Continue reading “Mouse Tales”
Four weeks ago I posted a photo of a spectacular sunrise, as seen through my bedroom window. Last week I caught this sunset one evening as I drove home from the store. It was such a showstopper that a block or two from my house, I parked the car and jumped out to take photos.
I posted recently about the mouse that we’ve spotted several times in the house in the past few days. We have baited three traps with peanut butter and set them around the house, but so far the mouse is showing no interest in them. One theory is that Pepino and its occasional predecessors are gettingContinue reading “Fixing a Hole”
It was 4 a.m. New Year’s morning. I’d gotten to bed about 3, and was just about to drift off to sleep. My husband, who’d sacked out shortly after midnight, was fast asleep beside me. Suddenly I heard a voice outside our door. “Is anyone awake in there?” It was our 18-year-old. He’s not proneContinue reading “A Visit From Pepino”
Wednesday morning I woke uncharacteristically early and was astounded by the sunrise outside my window. We are currently in a week of extreme solar flare and geomagnetic storm activity, which I suppose could be causing extra vivid sunrises. I still haven’t replaced my broken camera, but even with my lousy cell phone camera, this oneContinue reading “Photo Friday: Spectacular Sunrise”
Yesterday was Thanksgiving. I’m a vegetarian, so I don’t eat turkey, which means I can post a photo of a turkey today with a clear conscience. This is a photo I took years ago, when I was chaperoning an elementary school field trip to a colonial-era farm. This enormous, magnificent turkey took a liking toContinue reading “Photo Friday: Turkey Day”
Fall weather has finally come. The evenings are cool, and a few times, we’ve sat on the patio at night, enjoying a fire in our fire pit. With marshmallows. The fire pit is an old one, a cast-off that a neighbor was putting out to the curb for the trash one day, just after we’dContinue reading “Photo Friday: Fire Pit”
Here’s a photo I took in my backyard a few nights ago. I know your eye is drawn to the Bird Library that’s lit by the patio lights. But look to the right, at the tree line. Notice the two raccoons standing on their hind legs, front paws in the air. What are they doingContinue reading “Photo Friday: Raccoon Rituals”