Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
This little Carolina wren comes to our feeders.
It doesn't have a tail!
Wren tails are a big part of being a wren. They flick them around when they perch. They bounce them up and down when they sing.
This Carolina wren is still a wren, even without a tail.
It still sings loud. VERY loud. It still bops around the yard. It's not shy.
It probably doesn't miss its tail. But I do.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Last week I joined the Friends of Latodami to collect wildflower seeds from a meadow. This was my first time volunteering with this group, but I have loved the bird walks they host every two weeks. I was happy to show my gratitude by gathering flowers.
My assignment was Mountain Mint. At first I thought it was called Mountain Men. I still call it that in my head. I was later corrected.
It was a lovely way to spend an hour on a late summer day.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
I'm 45 now, but I still feel like I'm 44.
I did some fun things for my birthday. I made homemade orange marmalade buttercream icing for my birthday cake. I went birding - for three hours! I did some art. I played board games with family (I lost, but I had fun). I ate delicious food. I went for a run. I did more birding. I wrote some new stories and ate more delicious food. I'm sort of still celebrating, because as you know September is my birthday month.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
This week, I said farewell to the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile run committee. I've run the race for 10 years and volunteered for nine of those! This race will always hold a special place in my heart. I want to thank everyone who has ever donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and supported my fundraising!
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
I never thought I'd see so many hummingbirds in one summer. But this feisty little bird has been all over the place!
A group of hummingbirds is called a charm, and it's true. They are so charming.
We spotted on one a walk around Gordon's Pond in Delaware. I captured one with my iPhone while watching a heron in Graham Park, in Cranberry.
We have at least two that visit our yard. I was able to get a slow motion video of one visiting a feeder.
A few days later it returned to explore our soccer goal. We now spot these little charmers on walks in North Park, or at the Audubon trails.