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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.

Sippers, Drippers, and a Triple Dipper

With the weather warmer and less rainy, the backyard birds aren’t just showing up for feasting, they are enjoying beverages and bathing as well. Some are sippers… Some are drippers… And this Brown Thrasher was a triple dipper! First he … Continue reading

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A Winter Wanderer

I know they say that “Not all who wander are lost” – but I think this Yellow-throated Warbler who dropped in this afternoon might have been. These striking little birds are usually only seen in this area during the summer … Continue reading

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Brief But Beautiful

Well, I got my wish! We had a brief but beautiful snowfall this morning. The skies weren’t bright enough to get many clear photos, but I enjoyed sitting outside amidst the snowflakes and the hungry birds. Here’a a sample of … Continue reading

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Slightly Sleety

I was hoping for a snowy morning today, but instead got slightly sleety! The weather seemed to make the birds rather antsy (they are spoiled to our mild southern winters!) and they wasted no time showing up to gobble food … Continue reading

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The Drizzly Dozen

Grey skies and slushy drizzle made for less than ideal lighting for picture taking this afternoon, but, the birds were showing up so I figured I might as well show up too! Here’s the drizzly dozen that kept me company. … Continue reading

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Ghoulish or Gorgeous

At first glance, Grackles might seem to have a rather ghoulish appearance. Their gleaming gold eyes and midnight feathers make them fitting material for one one Poe’s poems! But if you look at them more closely, these birds are actually … Continue reading

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Curious and Glorious

Many of my backyard birds (like the Red-bellied Woodpecker and Blue Jay below) are curious creatures that show up ready to explore the area in search of peanuts… …but the Pine Warblers this time of year are positively glorious, mini-masterpieces … Continue reading

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