Photo Friday: Great Blue Heron

We’re still mostly stuck at home these days, waiting for the pandemic to run its course. We do try to take a walk outside each day. Tuesday was an odd day. A major tropical storm came through the area in the morning, with a ton of rain. And then, early in the afternoon, the rainContinue reading “Photo Friday: Great Blue Heron”

Photo Friday: For the Birds

It’s back! My cousin Kevin made this Bird Library for me a few years ago. When we moved last year, we uninstalled it from our old yard and brought it along to the new house. And then, a few months ago, a tree limb fell on the roof and cracked it. I had a heckuvaContinue reading “Photo Friday: For the Birds”

Kittens (and Chipmunks) with Typewriters

My writers’ group, Kittens with Typewriters, has always met in coffee shops, which hasn’t been possible since the COVID-19 pandemic began. We’ve tried online meetings, but they aren’t very satisfying, since our meetings mostly consist of people writing on their own projects, with occasional conversation in between. Recently we’ve begun holding outdoor meetings. Until today,Continue reading “Kittens (and Chipmunks) with Typewriters”

Friday Photo: Prairie Dog 2

Oops. When I scheduled this week’s Friday Photo, I hit the wrong date and it posted yesterday. Is Thursday the new Friday? With the pandemic shutdown in effect, sometimes it’s hard to tell. You can check out yesterday’s post if you’d like to see the photo I posted of this prairie dog’s cousin. And hereContinue reading “Friday Photo: Prairie Dog 2”

Photo Friday: Chipmunk Acrobats and Readers

My husband planted tomatoes in the planters on the patio, and added cages to keep the squirrels from digging them up. The squirrels’ loss is the chipmunks’ gain. The little guys soon realized they could scramble up the side of the cage to the top and then make a death-defying leap to reach the seedyContinue reading “Photo Friday: Chipmunk Acrobats and Readers”

Photo Friday: Eagle’s Nest

This week on one of our daily walks, we took the path at Dyke Marsh, a wetlands area on the edge of the Potomac River and spotted several eagles. Westerners are always surprised to hear that we have a bald eagle population right here in the Washington, D.C., area. This one was sitting in theContinue reading “Photo Friday: Eagle’s Nest”