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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.

Labs at the Lake

Last September, we rented a house on Moss Lake in North Carolina and had such a wonderful time that we made a return visit. Tucker……aka “the Beast”… …LOVES, LOVES, LOVES, romping in the water. It’s as if you can hear … Continue reading

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Glorious Garden Guests: Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillaries are another of the glorious garden guests that add an extra dose of beauty to the summer season. The designs and patterns on these butterflies are absolutely mesmerizing, right down to their speckled eyes! These Zinnia lovers flit … Continue reading

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Glorious Garden Guests: Tiger Swallowtails

One of the glorious guests that visits our front yard garden is the Tiger Swallowtail. The male is bright buttery yellow with black stripes on his wings – hence the name “tiger.” The female comes in two color combinations. One … Continue reading

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Who Needs Netflix?

My backyard is overflowing with juvenile Blue Jays! These youngsters have been nudged from the nest, and are so much fun to watch as they discover the world. They are extremely curious and not the least bit shy. Though quickly … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Happiness

The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been enjoying our front yard trumpet vine, and I have been enjoying their enjoyment! This fellow darted back and forth grabbing quick nips of nectar. The blossoms were wet from the sprinkler, and after one of … Continue reading

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A Second Batch of Babies

My backyard has been bombarded by a second batch of babies. Some of these youngsters have been granted the privilege of venturing forth on their own – like this Red-bellied Woodpecker, this Red-headed Woodpecker, and this juvenile Blue Jay. Others … Continue reading

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Gallivanting at the Gardens

Yesterday morning, hubby and I went on an impromptu date to nearby Smith-Gilbert Gardens. My hope was to get a few Butterfly photos and maybe a Hummingbird or two…and both of these hopes were granted. This Zebra Longwing (one of … Continue reading

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This Monarch Missed the Memo

I think my butterflies have taken this social distancing thing to heart, as I have had far fewer visiting my front yard flowers than summers past. So, I was thrilled when this Monarch showed up, who apparently missed the memo. … Continue reading

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Pretty Petal Pickers

I spent time with the prettiest petal pickers the other day! My front yard was filled with busy Goldfinches visiting the flowers, relieving them of their petals in search of seeds. There were finches on the Black-eyed Susans… … finches … Continue reading

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Summer Wings Are Beautiful Things

Now that summer has officially arrived and the flowers are in full bloom, the front yard visitors have begun to make an appearance. Butterflies, though later than usual, are sampling the purple blossoms from the bush that bears their name … Continue reading

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