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Wildlife Lessons-The Magic of Toads

Wildlife Lessons-The Magic of Toads

“I believed then – in a deep, easy way that is impossible for me as an adult – that there was more to this world than meets the eye. Trees had spirits; the wind spoke. If you followed a toad or a raven deep into the heart of the forest, they were sure to lead […]

Poetry Sunday-Do You Talk To The Bees...

Poetry Sunday-Do You Talk To The Bees?

    Do You Talk To The Bees?     Do you talk to the bees?  Well I do.  I wish them a good morning, with the sun’s first rays.  And as I do,  I give a wide berth to these buzzing teenagers, slow to wake.  They can be ornery, you see.  And if aroused, you […]

Wildlife Lesson-As Spring Unfolds

Wildlife Lesson-As Spring Unfolds

“One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.” ~Black Elk       As spring warms up, the birds come flocking to our garden.  Many have visited before, and return to find feeders, nesting areas or boxes, and a habitat in which to […]

Wildlife Lesson-Early Spring Critters

Wildlife Lesson-Early Spring Critters

“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather.”  ~Loire Hartwould       As spring (March 21st) dawned in the purply-pink sky, there was a perceptible shift in the air, urged on by the warmer spring weather.  As we walked around the area and observed our surrounds, we were greeted by crowds in the trees, in the sky and […]

Conversations in the Garden: On Pers...

Conversations in the Garden:  On Perspective

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden     For me, I would say the world IS a garden.  A big, beautiful garden full of plants and wildlife, so much more fascinating than I could ever dream them to be.  And […]

Wildlife Lessons: A Survivor’s...

Wildlife Lessons:  A Survivor’s Tale

“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.” ~Yann Martel, Life of Pi       I had a different story for you today.  One that […]

Poetry Sunday-Ode To A Toad

Poetry Sunday-Ode To A Toad

      Ode To A Toad       On the ground or in the pond Amongst the leaf litter Toads can be found.     Sweltering suns can force them to flee Below ground Or in deep meadow green.     On warm, gentle nights the ‘whirring’ begins Rushing to ponds For the […]

Wildlife Lesson-Welcoming Mice in the...

Wildlife Lesson-Welcoming Mice in the Garden

“The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.”  ~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam     You can tell by looking at this picture, these are not the mice you were probably thinking of when you read the title of this post.  Those mice are free to roam the garden and wild areas. […]

Wildlife Lesson: Surprise Seasonal M...

Wildlife Lesson:  Surprise Seasonal Miracles

“Your deepest roots are in nature.  No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.” Charles Cook     After our very wet spring, many of our critters seemed to disappear.  We had about a dozen deer living in the […]

Wildlife Lessons: Welcoming Autumn V...

Wildlife Lessons:  Welcoming Autumn Visitors

“These are brand-new birds of    twelve-months’ growing,   Which a year ago, or less than twain,    No finches were, nor nightingales,   Nor thrushes,      But only particles of grain,    And earth and air, and rain.”   ~Thomas Hardy     In spring, I wait patiently for life to stir in my garden.  For the first native […]

Wildlife Lessons: Turtle Surprise

Wildlife Lessons:  Turtle Surprise

  “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”  ~James Bryant Conant     On a warm, late summer day, as the pond was fading to fall, I spied some movement that did not look like a frog….I thought what I saw in a flash just couldn’t be.  But then […]

Wildlife Lesson-Orange Pride

Wildlife Lesson-Orange Pride

“Birds are flying over the garden. What are you doing inside the house? Join them! If you can’t join them, at least open the window and greet them!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan      On March 20th spring crawled in even though we had cold air and snow covering the garden.  But it was the signs that […]

Wildlife Lessons-Butterflies

Wildlife Lessons-Butterflies

“Like a butterfly stuck in a chrysalis, waiting for the perfect moment, I was waiting for the day I could burst forth and fly away and find my home.” ― Emme Rollins     I have long identified with butterflies.  Seeing them instantly brought me great inexplicable joy and happiness.  A freeing, playful spirit would overtake […]

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“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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