Tuesday, May 17, 2011

North and Northwest

I am smitten with Swainson's Thrush.

Head over heels in love.
Our house sitter will feed the birds while we are gone.
Swaison's Thrush likes raisins and grape jelly.
I brought out my fossil bag.
My rock hammer and my chisels still snuggled in the pockets.
My Dad's old rock hammer was also tucked inside.

The peonies continue to delight.
I am drying some for winter tea.

I brought one of our fossils in from the front garden.
I need a cabinet for my fossils.

We are gathering our supplies.
Soon we will leave on our adventure.

Soon we will follow the Fossil Freeway.
It is the Full Flower Moon
also called
The Hare Moon.
We watched the Moon rise last night.
We took our moon bath.
Tonight we shall watch her again fill the
 back yard with Moon glow.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The Indigo Bunting has come each morning to the bird bath.
Slowly I am building a relationship with him.

The Downy Woodpeckers have youngsters coming to the feeders.
They will be year around residents.

The Rose- breasted Grosbeaks continue to bring much joy.
They will stay a little while longer before heading north.
I hope the will return next year.
The Northern Cardinals have learned to eat grapes.

The Cat Bird
and the Orioles taught the Cardinals how tasty they are.

It was too warm today.

A fresh southernly breeze
brought humid hot air into the midwest.

Even the Blue- tailed skink took cover from the sun.

The Painted Daisies and

the Peonies are beginning to bloom.

Storms are brewing.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Green Moon

It is the New Green Moon of May.

Our world has turned green.

I caught a quick sighting of the Wood Thrush in the vegetable
garden. Very exciting to see a new to my backyard bird.
I will make sure the bird bath in the kitchen garden stays full of water for him.

We are good companions to the plants.

We nourish them and they nourish us.

The chamomile is blooming.
 I will dry lots for winter tea.

We are good companions to all the critters that call
our backyard home.

Happy New Moon.