Category Archives: birds

Enter Comfort

It’s a weird world right now, talking to a neighbour with the road between us, spending time on Zoom to be with family and yet there are still joys, if strange ones … ENTER COMFORT we close windows still the … Continue reading

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Soaring Over the Valley

We are singularly blessed by seeing bald eagles frequently where we live, and some are momentous encounters, and I expect to see at least one on Thanksgiving this weekend … SOARING OVER THE  VALLEY the bald eagle that flew directly … Continue reading

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A Pedestrian Day

Some days are so ordinary they defy expression except as ‘humdrum’. And then some small thing, a bird, a sun beam, a phone call, turns the day on its head … A PEDESTRIAN DAY the world has turned a prosaic                       … Continue reading

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The taste of yellow

Summer is the time of golden suns, bright yellows everywhere, and blazing heat … too much for me, but I like the brilliant colours … THE TASTE OF YELLOW the yellow finch                                             flies off the page lands on a dandelion … Continue reading

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Three bird haiku

Birds, summer or winter, a joy wherever they are, whether in flight or singing their hearts out from a branch. And then there’s their imitators, animal and human … red-winged blackbird sings from the reeds maples in bud                                ***** high … Continue reading

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In Spring

In the Northern Hemisphere it’s the time when farmers are out there ploughing, sewing, hoping for a year of good crops … children are on the run, with nature explosive with new growth … excitement … IN SPRING the child … Continue reading

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Exchanging wonder

I’ve encountered deer face to face, almost nose to nose, bear, raccoon, and other wild life, and each meeting is a curious thrill, a wonder at the differences between animals, birds, fish, and mortals … EXCHANGING WONDER a bird bangs … Continue reading

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3-Bird Haiku

Chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, all familiar at our feeder, with woodpeckers and others. I keep the nut-feeder going all year (inaccessible to squirrels), but discontinue the seeds for the summer … a pair of towhees at the feeder                            maples in flower … Continue reading

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When one Sparrow Falls

This month’s birth flowers are the violet and the common primrose; birthstone is the amethyst, which symbolizes piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity, all quiet attributes for what is essentially a quiet month though it includes Black History Month, Food … Continue reading

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3 Ocean Haiku

I live on an island so the ocean has an influence on my life, and the lives of those around me. The creek that runs nearby, the birds on the beaches, even aerial traffic, they are all part of our … Continue reading

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