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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.

A Surprise Passerby

I was recently surprised by a visit from an unexpected passerby… …a female Scarlet Tanager. These birds are not common visitors to my backyard. The males, with their bright red bodies and bold black wings are easy to spot, but … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

The birds must have decided that it was “happy hour” in my backyard yesterday, as several showed up to enjoy a drink. Some were sippers… …some were drippers… …and all of them were lousy tippers! But hey – they enjoyed … Continue reading

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A Mob of Monarchs

I pulled into the driveway this afternoon and as I glanced over at the garden at the edge of the yard I saw a mob of Monarchs flitting about the blossoms. Okay, “mob” might be a bit of an overstatement, … Continue reading

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A Friendly Fall Favorite

The temperature dropped twenty degrees overnight, and the almost fall-ish weather brought in a flurry of bird activity – including a visit from one of my favorites, the Brown-headed Nuthatch. These friendly little birds are quite inquisitive and incredibly cute, … Continue reading

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First Feathers of Fall

I was at Moss Lake when Autumn officially arrived, so today was my first chance of the new season to head outside and see which backyard bird would be the first to have a fall photo taken. This Red-bellied Woodpecker … Continue reading

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Labra-mutts at Moss Lake

Peaceful…picturesque…the perfect place to escape for a little soul replenishing…that’s how I’d describe the house hubby and I rented on Moss Lake this past week. The scenery was beautiful – The wildlife was plentiful – And the location was close … Continue reading

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Beatin’ the Heat

Although fall has officially arrived, the weather is still on the warm side, which makes fresh water a lure for the birds. This White-breasted Nuthatch dropped in for a drink the other day. I’ve tried telling him he doesn’t need … Continue reading

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