January 31, 2014

NUTHATCH  is back! Never seen last winter.  Seen briefly earlier this week.  Positively hanging around on Thursday evening.  The Nuthatch is back!  This is like having your Best Friend Forever return after an unwelcome absence. Check him out walking around the trunk of yonder tree: Let’s take a closer look.  Please pardon the fuzzy pictures of the bird in the next few slides, but they … Continue reading January 31, 2014

January 29, 2014

HIGH DRAMA happened on the stump Tuesday evening. It began with a beautiful lady. Queen of her domain. She and her mate seize the chance to enjoy a peaceful date.  No sparrows, no juncos.  The stump all to themselves! Over at the feeders a pair of chickadees nibble on their dinner. When along comes a new bird.  We don’t know him.  For the sake of … Continue reading January 29, 2014

January 24, 2014

Stone Bunny’s eyes are twitching.  She is in a deep REM sleep, dreaming in vivid colors.  Dreaming about Spring! She is flying into the forsythia bush…. She keeps coming closer…. and closer… She is going to crash… She smashes into the bush and the bush becomes red! Meanwhile, down in the Pub, The Plants do not sleep.  Oh no.  No one sleeps there. The Pub … Continue reading January 24, 2014

January 21, 2014

The Council: Mary says “I would like to talk about seeds.” The Plants: Yarrow hits the panic button.  Oh No!  he thinks. Seeds! This is not good. I can barely hear.  This darn snow is muffling everything.  Yarrow’s heart races.  The Council is going to discuss seeds.  SEEDS!!  The most important discussion of the year.  Think about it.  One handful of seeds could contain hundreds … Continue reading January 21, 2014