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Blessings and Birds

I’ve lived my whole life never getting close to a wild bird and this past year I’ve held three. I rescued a Hummer from the rafters in the shop.  It was a pretty exciting save actually.  I had to wait … Continue reading

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A New Passion

At my age, 50 something, I thought I pretty much knew what I liked and what my interests were.  However, 2010 brought me a new awareness of birds.  It started with a hummingbird feeder, progressed to ground feeding quail and … Continue reading

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New Year decision…. not a resolution

I’m not sure if it was the tough content of my last post or the fact that the holidays were approaching and I wanted to hand make as many of my gifts as I could, either way I choose to … Continue reading

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Bayley

It’s been a year since my beloved dog Bayley passed away.   My heart still hurts when I think about her.  I haven’t replaced her yet as I don’t think she can be replaced.  I think she was one of … Continue reading

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There’s a quail in my pantry

I was in my sewing room when I heard a strange yowl from Scrappy our cat.  I immediately thought she was about to get in a fight with a stray cat that had been hanging around the ranch.  I dashed … Continue reading

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A nip of Fall in the air

I walked out to the back porch this morning and felt it.  I’ve been feeling it for about a week,  but I wasn’t quite convinced.  Today I am, fall is definitely in the air.  The temperature was a sign, but … Continue reading

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The birds and the bees….and it’s not what you think!

I really love watching my hummingbirds feed as I sit on my back patio. (Fabulous photo by my good friend Louise) I’ve been gone for a few weeks and was surprised when I got back to see that the bees … Continue reading

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