Happy Friday from my Garden!

This week I spent some time birdwatching in my garden. I made a makeshift “bird blind” using an old blanket, a beach chair and an outdoor plant shelf to sit behind/underneath to observe and photograph our backyard visitors. Many birds aren’t all that shy if […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

Yesterday after filling up my bird feeders, I went back outside to see if any birds would come by. It didn’t take more than a few minutes before the regulars flocked in, bringing with them this bright yellow Townsend’s Warbler. It was such a treat […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

Earlier this afternoon I got caught in the flightpath of a delightful flock of bushtits. Dozens of these tiny birds suddenly appeared on the suet feeders in my garden. They chattered, ate and didn’t seem to mind me standing just about a meter from the […]

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Happy Friday from my Kitchen!

My Friday today was a productive one. I ran some errands, got a couple of care packages ready to go to the post office and cleaned up a little . I also baked some delicious blueberry-corn muffins while listening to some of my favorite music. […]

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Zunday Zen … Virtual Winter Escape

My tropical paradise all but a distant memory retrieved for reprieve from the cloud.     It’s been almost a couple of years since our last trip to Hawaii. Taking our usual flight from Portland to Maui would have been a little quicker and slightly […]

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