Thursday, May 27, 2010


Remember the cluster of maple seeds from my spring collection?
They have dried up a bit, but are still beautiful.
I was inspired to paint them along with some new logs too.

Monday, May 24, 2010


I find it fascinating that some birds,
like cowbirds, don't build their own nest.
Instead they lay eggs in the nests of other birds that
will hopefully foster and feed their young.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Prey Tell

Two new birds of prey.
A Cooper's Hawk.

An Osprey.
Awaiting the Return
She has already flown to her new home.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Begin Anew

Life begins anew. 

Remember my little Robin's nest?
More pictures on flickr.
Take a peek!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Me and My Shadow

Presentiment is that long shadow on the lawn
Indicative that suns go down;
The notice to the startled grass
That darkness is about to pass.
-Emily Dickinson

After fourteen years and seven months
we said goodbye to our Lulu.
She will live in our hearts forever.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


The weather has been cool and breezy lately,
but warm enough to pot some herbs and flowers.

These fabulous herb markers were handmade 
by a lovely lady named Polly.
More picture on flickr.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Two bluebirds lying on a bed of sticks and grass.
It could be a nest. It could be a pyre.
There is a fine line between life and death.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sing Softly

These are my new Yellow Warblers
Songbirds trilling a lullaby.

If you have a moment,
do visit the Sweet Bestiary blog,
Flor is having a puppet giveaway!
Two gentlemen bathers.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Sorry for the fuzzy picture. It's the best I could do.
This charming American Robin built a nest on our front porch.
I have been stalking her for days, trying to take a picture.
She is not at all happy about our comings and goings
and is constantly on the move. It can't be good for the little eggs.
I do hope they will hatch!