Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Face in the Woods

"My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.
The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers,
and the dreams are as beautiful."

~Abram L. Urban

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Archilochus colubris

A Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird
We currently have 2 females coming to our feeders
and just 1 male.
The females are fighting it out!
for the feeder or the male?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

On the Outside

Mosquito Hawk
harmless, but freaky when you
open a door and this is the first
thing you see!

Virgin Leaves

The Crimsom Maple in our yard
has burst to life.

"In the spring
at the end of day
You should smell like dirt"
~Margaret Atwood

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Melospiza melodia

The Song Sparrow

At rest upon some quiet limb
And singing to his pretty 'marrow'
Sweet breasted friend of child and man,
I love the bright eyes and the tan,
Gray mottled coat that suits the trim
And winsome singing sparrow

He seeks no dear and lofty ground;
His home is every ridge and furrow,
In the low alder bushes he's
At home, and in the wayside trees;
Wherever man lives I have found
The nest of the song sparrow

Except among the chimney tops
A smoking where the streets are narrow;
Where man has banished living green
And scarce a blade of grass is seen
He rarely comes, he never stops,
The little rustic sparrow.
~ Philip Henry Savage : 1868-1899

Spring Bee

"The keeping of Bees
is like the direction
of sunbeams"
~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Pastel Spring

A Beautiful unassuming spring flower 
in our garden, rarely even noticed  
unless you get up close.
Common name is Lungwort...
not a fitting name in my mind.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Scared Stiff

This mouse, who I found cleaning out
the garden shed this spring, offered two choices...
 One he would play chess with me...
or two I will capture him in my image!
My Chess prowess suggests he be captured
"Scared Stiff"

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