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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.

Sunny Sunday Swallowtail

Between the scorching heat here in “Hotlanta” and the duties and distractions of everyday Labs…I mean, life…I haven’t gotten out with the camera as much as I would like. So, setting the lame excuses aside, I decided to take some … Continue reading

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A Triple Taste of Independence

Three juvenile Red-bellied Woodpeckers showed up today shortly after I filled the feeders. It seemed that each was getting its first “taste” of independence! The first youngster chose the peanut pole as his personal feeding place. I think this one … Continue reading

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Peanut Poachers

The other day I filled up the peanut pole and watched as one blue bandit after another swooped in to load up their beaks. These Jays made quick work of emptying what I had just filled! I’m pretty sure that … Continue reading

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Funtastic Flitterary

Okay…so it is really a fantastic Fritillary, but the name in the title would be fitting as well. These beauties are so much fun to watch as they flit from flower to flower. I so enjoyed taking photos of this … Continue reading

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A Commotion of Cuteness

The baby Bluebirds have arrived, and are causing a commotion of cuteness in my backyard! There are four youngsters this time around, and to say they are keeping Mama busy would be an understatement. While she is focused on feeding … Continue reading

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Granny’s Gauntlet

One of the joys of blogging is connecting and being inspired by other bloggers, like “Granny” over at Granny Shot It,  who recently threw down the gauntlet, issuing a “Bird of the Day” challenge. Needless to say, that sounded right … Continue reading

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Vibrant Visitors

Sunflowers are some of my favorite summer visitors! Seriously, it’s just about impossible to see one and not smile. My Goldfinches, who like to pick the petals to partake of the seeds, agree that their appearance is most welcome! And … Continue reading

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