The Chickadees are Building a Nest

I just noticed yesterday that a chickadee was peering into the birdhouse I’ve had hanging on the slanted post out back. I was so excited to see that maybe she was considering using it to raise a family, so I watched for a while and sure enough she went in. And another chickadee came along […]

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Photos of Spring – Tulips and Daffodils in New Hampshire

So we are all thrilled that the warm weather has arrived. We are not as happy about the lack of rain, but this next week will hopefully bring relief to the dry and dusty yards and gardens. I’ve been photographing the plantings at my new house and these orange and white tulips were a nice […]

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Trying to ID Some Things In My New Yard

It’s mid April, the sun is shining and it’s warm outside.  I make all kinds of plans to do yard work, or take a walk or just sit on my new little deck and enjoy watching the birds.  Then I remind myself that I will get eaten alive by the black flies. It’s one of […]

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Melancholy Spring

It’s ironic that just when the earth is blooming and becoming colorful after the gray of winter, I become most depressed. That is when I feel most trapped and stifled and must look for a way to enjoy life without doing what most other people this time of year are doing. As I headed to […]

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They Say That Spring Is Here

Although the calendar says that Spring is here, there are no signs of it in this yard. These pictures were taken on March 31st, the day before a foot of snow was predicted to hit. About 8 inches fell on April first, but it melted away quickly. That doesn’t mean I didn’t have to shovel. […]

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