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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.

How ‘Bout Them Birds

I have fond memories of going to the ballpark when I was growing up, watching the Baltimore Orioles play at Memorial Stadium.  Double-headers were the best; which in those days meant two games for the price of one.  We would … Continue reading

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A Good, Good Father

One of my favorite contemporary worship songs is called, “You’re a Good, Good Father” – the chorus of which usually leaves me a bit misty-eyed. Well, that’s the title that came to mind as I watched this male Red-bellied Woodpecker … Continue reading

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Red Top Romp

We took Tucker to Red Top Mountain over the weekend.  This state park is only about 25 minutes from our house and offers several wooded trails with access to Lake Allatoona.  It is fast becoming one of Tucker’s favorite romping … Continue reading

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Lovely Lady with a Band of Blue

A couple of female Tiger Swallowtails have been hovering about sampling nectar front the front yard flowers. The first lovely lady showed up early in the afternoon, with just a small nip missing from her left “tail.”  She spent most … Continue reading

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The Flavor He Favors

I saw my first Gulf Fritillary of the season today. As I watched him sampling nectar from the Zinnias, he seemed to show a preference for the bright yellow ones and I thought to myself, “If I gave this fellow … Continue reading

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A Sunflower’s Second Season

I like Sunflowers when they’re standing tall, petals fanned in flames of golden glory.  They are brilliant and beautiful and although the saying goes that they practically beg to be photographed, I’d say that one pleads for the privilege of … Continue reading

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A Brief Beauty Break

My daughter and I made it back from our afternoon walk just as darkened clouds and rumbles of thunder announced the arrival of another storm. Heading across the driveway to the front door, we noticed a beautiful Tiger Swallowtail hovering … Continue reading

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