Hummingbird Haven

The hummingbirds in our garden have been particularly active lately. We already knew we had two of them. One was larger, with a greenish back and more neutral colors overall. The other was smaller and bright green, with a dark face. We wondered if the two were a mated pair, but neither had the rubyContinue reading “Hummingbird Haven”

Shining a Light on the Maine Coast

Happy National Lighthouse Day! In honor of the occasion, here is a photo I took a few years ago of Nubble Light, in York, Maine, officially called the Cape Neddick Light Station. A nubble is a knob or lump, and refers here to the lumpy rock of the cape where the station sits. We sawContinue reading “Shining a Light on the Maine Coast”

Photo Friday: Tangier Crab Pots

This week’s featured photo is one I took last month on tiny Tangier Island, Virginia, in the Chesapeake Bay. Tangier Island, currently about three miles long and a mile and a half wide, is sinking while the waters of the Bay rise around it. The island has lost two-thirds of its land since 1850, andContinue reading “Photo Friday: Tangier Crab Pots”

Throwback Thursday: Ancestral Portrait

It’s Thursday, and I have an old family portrait to share. This is my great, great aunt, just off the boat from Italy. No, actually, it is not. I lied. This is an old picture, but not quite that old. This is me, outfitted as one of my own ancestors! It was taken many yearsContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Ancestral Portrait”

Photo Friday: Hummingbird

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”

Photo Friday: Cock of the Walk

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”

Back to the Mainland

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”