Category Archives: Birds

Sunbeams in my Garden

Overheard in the garden after a long rainy spell. . . You’re looking lovely as ever, dear Mrs. Cottontail. Tell me, can you help me find the sun today? No, I’ve not seen the sun, Wolf. And don’t sweet-talk me … Continue reading

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More Meatballs and Lollipops, Please

Years ago, a certain company offered two types of fantastic seed tapes. Each one was guaranteed to produce instant results for cottage gardeners and formal gardeners alike. In case you want to follow up on this terrific offer, the order … Continue reading

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Love Is in the Air

It’s the end of February, and the Spring 2012 version of Fantasia is just beginning. The next few weeks are the noisiest, happiest time of year in our garden. Buds are greening. Days are brightening. Holly berries, last in the … Continue reading

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The Visitor

I know it’s January. No, not just because I’m atoning for holiday indulgences. Lots of clues. Cold weather, maybe. The sun, yes, the sun. It’s so low in the sky its rays at noon reach far into my paneled sitting … Continue reading

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Sweet, Sweet(?) Sounds of Summer

There is peace on this afternoon in June. Listen and you can hear a whisper of leaves on a breeze, a whisper of waves on the shore, and the faintest ripple of music in the trees. This music is not … Continue reading

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Life at a birdfeeder can get complicated. . .

There are the regulars, and then there are the foul-weather visitors. We don’t mean to boast, but the regulars who visit our birdfeeder have very good manners. Even in bad weather, when they must be hungry, they are patient. They … Continue reading

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