Author Archives: kathydoremus

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.

Helping “Hands”

I’ve heard it said that everyone could use a helping hand…but helping hounds? I’m thinking not so much! These two “helpers’ are having to learn that as much as Mommy loves her labs, she also wants time with her lens.  … Continue reading

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Cold, Rainy, and Slightly Crazy

The weather this morning was cold, with a slight drizzle dropping from the sky, the perfect day (if you are slightly crazy – a category we readily admit to occupying!) for Chaco’s first trip to Red Top Mountain. We headed … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves A Nut

As soon as I wrote “Everybody loves a nut” for the title of this post, my mind automatically continued with, “and the whole world loves a weirdo!” Now, I had no idea who sang this silly little song, but clearly … Continue reading

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Foliage of Fall

Sometimes the fall foliage provides a lovely backdrop for bird pictures. Like these golden-green leaves blurring behind a chirpy Carolina Wren… …or the faded dusty-rose dogwood petals behind this Carolina Chickadee. My favorite background is this amber autumn oak-leaf glow … Continue reading

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Third Times a Charm

Twice over the course of the past year we thought we had found a companion to adopt so that Tucker could have a “sibling”, and twice it ended up not being a good fit. I had just about resigned myself … Continue reading

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My Favorite Fall Fidgeter

Yesterday was a perfect picture taking day – cold, slightly overcast, with the leaves still sporting a bit of autumn splash. And much to my delight, my favorite fall fidgeter showed up – the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Like many of my … Continue reading

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A Lavishly Lathered Limb

It’s always fun to lather up the Bark Butter branch and then wait to see who shows up. Here are a handful that stopped in to enjoy a bountiful fall feast. And speaking of fall feasts…I hope you all have … Continue reading

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