Category Archives: Animals and Critters

The Hummingbird’s Gifts

What the hummingbird brings: Delight when you first appear in late April.  You bring the promise of spring and lively movement and sounds on my porch. Oh, the sounds: chattering and chittering, when you announce your presence; hissing, whistling and … Continue reading

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Nancy’s Bird Nests

Nancy Spahr’s current exhibit of multi-media bird nests in Staunton, Virginia, is simultaneously inspiring and delightful…and disturbing. Delightful because she combines surprising detail, careful research, and creative combinations of materials and media in her art work. Take a look at … Continue reading

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Bird watching – flagrant voyeurism

A huge wild cherry tree near our house broke into full bloom around the middle of May.    So when I saw a pair of Baltimore Orioles cavorting in its branches, I thought they were eating the cherry blossoms.  In … Continue reading

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Christmas for the Birds

Cleaning out my fridge, I found a few old nuts, seeds, dried figs and a jar of rendered beef fat. And I had orange halves left over from squeezing fresh orange juice. So – always wanting to find a use … Continue reading

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Serene Sunday

A perfect day – cool, blue sky, no deadlines… only spaciousness, timelessness, and serenity. So we embarked on a Sunday drive to nearby Pocahontas County (West Virginia), down to the Greenbrier River. Today, the river water reflected bridge pillars and … Continue reading

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