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Towhee Time

I was so glad I had my camera in hand when this beautiful female Towhee stopped in for a bath. Since they are ground feeders and rarely come up to the deck, I don’t get to take their picture as … Continue reading

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Solamente

When my daughter and I were in Ecuador a couple summers ago, we loved the people we met…especially the kids.  Many of them were fascinated with cameras and always wanted us to take their pictures and then let them see … Continue reading

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Birds Before Breakfast

There are many mornings my backyard birds arrive and begin looking for breakfast long before I have had a chance to refill the feeders. The more patient ones land and politely look about, like this Cardinal and Titmouse. Others, like this … Continue reading

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The First Shall Be Last

The temperature dipped below freezing last night, leaving a thin layer of ice on several of the water dishes.  This tends to make my birds antsy, despite the fact that there are other water dishes that stay heated. As soon as … Continue reading

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Feathers, Foliage, and the Colors of Fall

The sky has been overcast for the past several days, punctuated with frequent splatters of rain.  Normally I am not a fan of wet weather (at least not if it lasts very long) but right now the beauty of autumn is bursting against … Continue reading

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Riddle Me This

Back when I was a kid – the days of Bazooka Joe bubblegum, Dixie Riddle Cups, and Batman and Robin on TV (not cable, just five or six channel TV) – we told a lot of dumb jokes. I remember … Continue reading

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A Covetous Crew

I’m sure you’ve seen the scenario before.  Child number one is happily playing with a toy, let’s say a plastic Tonka truck, with a dozen other toys  scattered on the floor around him.  Then, child number two enters the room, and … Continue reading

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