What crows think about the elections…

I heard a commotion outside today while I was working on my NaNo story. I found a huge colony of crows flying into my yard and the yards around me, raising a ruckus. The video is shaky, but you can see a little bit of the crows moving about. More importantly, there are a couple […]


TRANSIT OF VENUS!!!

A once-in-three-lifetimes event… Here are three pictures I took of our planet-watching today. Tom, setting up the telescope, an extreme-zoom view of the planet where the sun is much bigger than the aperture of the scope, and a zoomed out view where the speck is more proportional. The weather cooperated uncharacteristically, turning “mostly sunny” just […]


Poem a Day April 20, 2012

paleo-ornithology which came first: the chicken or the egg or the dinosaur and when? was there one pair an avian Adam and Eve nesting in some phanerozoic Eden blithely multiplying and being fruitful programmed to survive? and survive they did and thrive they did multiplying to fill the ends of the earth a family that […]


Not too soon to think: SPRING!

YES! It is that time of year again! Time to prune, dormant spray, and plan for additions that go in once the spring has warmed enough to support root growth. Today was VERY cold in the morning. Around eleven, when I went out for the second time to the local school there were only two […]


Snow Day

Today we woke to snow.  No school for one, late start for the other child.  My volunteering for the day was scratched, of course. I didn’t take any pictures today — I think there will be snow again this year.  The way the weather has been, I rather expect more like this, more regularly than […]


Pine Siskin Invasion!

We had a flock of pine siskins come through and hang around our yard for about thirty minutes. They just left. I think, though I didn’t count (they move so fast) that there were at least several dozen, if not more than a hundred. Here is a little video Tom took (or will be, when […]


Stid Family Goings-On

It has been a very busy couple of weeks for some reason!First off, congratulations to my Babble-Friends, Featherbee and kristinc, who both had their bundles of joy delivered safely in the last few weeks. Two more bouncing babies added to our happy Babble Family. Let’s see… my last post was on the 8th… a lot […]


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