Category Archives: Birds

Best Plants for Attracting Hummingbirds

Who doesn’t love hummingbirds? Not only are they one of the world’s tiniest wonders regarding their incredible flexibility in flight, they are absolutely beautiful. They are fun to watch, especially when there are two or more in the vicinity as … Continue reading

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Pink Muhly Grass

We have a couple of nice-looking medium-sized terra-cotta pots situated on either side of our patio.  The pots are in front of two columns that provide the “entrance” onto our outside dining area.  The pots receive full sun year ‘round … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Fall

I would venture to say the vast majority of us who are so very fortunate to have the gift of sight use this sense the most when it comes to admiring nature. We see beautiful blooms, brilliant leaves, expansive grass … Continue reading

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Dove Season

Originally published a few years ago, but very pertinent now as well . . . In light of the fact September 1st marks the beginning of Dove Season and I’ll be hearing shotgun fire all Labor Day Weekend, I wanted … Continue reading

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During Drought Plant Succulents to Aid our Feathered Friends

Originally published July 2011. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about annuals that bloom all summer – moss rose and purslane. Both of these annuals happen to be succulents. Succulents are notorious for holding water – think cactus or … Continue reading

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Birdhouse Gourds

Originally published August 2011. I admit a few years ago I planted birdhouse gourd vines merely for the fun of it. The picture on the seed packet looked very interesting and I knew I would be happy if the vines … Continue reading

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Animal Idioms

Before I left on vacation,  I witnessed a dove at my bird feeder “ruffle up his feathers” toward a very aggressive blue jay. This brought to mind an idea I’ve had on the back-burner – to talk about some of … Continue reading

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Heavenly Honeysuckle

Originally published April, 2011   This week I have repeatedly caught myself reminiscing about simpler days – the days of my youth. I realize people generally become more retrospective during times of crises; life-changing events that are either joyous such … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Originally posted and written in 2011 It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about some of my trials and errors when it comes to gardening (and nature in general) so in light of the fact it is not a good day … Continue reading

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The Unique Mockingbird

 Originally posted 5/19/2011   I have a bird feeder situated just outside of my kitchen window. It is placed there on purpose to provide me entertainment while washing dishes and preparing meals. As I mentioned in my previous post about blue jays, … Continue reading

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