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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.


I was outside filling the feeders with my two Lab assistants when “my” Red-headed Woodpecker dropped in for a visit. First he looked for peanuts in the Dogwood nook, since it was a safe distance from the dogs, but found … Continue reading

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From Birds to Brides

Normally, I post pictures of birds, butterflies, or bounding Labs…but my daughter got married this past weekend, so I thought I’d share a photo of the lovely bride. This first one is of the two of us, just before the … Continue reading

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Worthy of the Name

Often times, when one sees a Red-bellied Woodpecker, there is little, if any, red on the belly…as in the case of this fellow who stopped in the other day. But every once in awhile, one comes along that is worthy … Continue reading

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Butterfly Bait

Several months ago, hubby and I (And I am using the word “I” very loosely!) planted a zinnia garden with the hopes of luring more butterflies to the front yard. Today, the first bait-taker arrived. A beautiful male Tiger Swallowtail … Continue reading

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Puddling Like Prell

While on our “Mutts to the Mountains” get-away, we were delighted to see an abundance of beautiful butterflies fluttering about. Instead of hovering over flowers (which aren’t fully blooming yet) many of them were “puddling” – which is when they … Continue reading

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Mutts to the Mountains!

This past week, hubby and I loaded up the canines and headed to a cabin in the North Carolina mountains for several days. We chose the lodging because it was situated right next to a stream, but the recent rainfall … Continue reading

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A Melodious Male

The other day, a handsome male House Finch landed on the end of the Bark Butter branch and proceeded to strike a pretty pose. Occasionally, he would poof out his feathers a bit… …and sing a melodious song. He was … Continue reading

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