Category: Birds

The Wonders of Blue Skies, Magpies and the Big Thaw

The Wonders of Blue Skies, Magpies and the Big Thaw

Grab a cup of coffee and I’ll walk you through a couple of happy hours I spent with my camera on Easter afternoon at the Tarryall Reservoir State Wildlife Area.

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

We’re all waiting for the day when friends can once again be greeted with a bear hug.

More Birds Bring More Happiness, According to Science (Thank God, this is exactly what we need)

More Birds Bring More Happiness, According to Science (Thank God, this is exactly what we need)

A pair of new studies show how birds improve our wellbeing, adding to a growing body of evidence that avians are an antidote to our despair.

Supporting Birds on National Bird Day with a Haiku and Pics, Imagining Their Plea

Supporting Birds on National Bird Day with a Haiku and Pics, Imagining Their Plea

We celebrate, honor and value birds, today and every day.

Living with the Dichotomy

Living with the Dichotomy

A heron stopped by Gumbo Cove while I was there doing more cleanup from Hurricane Zeta.

When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

A haiku inspired by mourning doves in the early morning at Gumbo Cove … were they sentries? Signposts? They seemed like they were anxiously awaiting something. Like us.

Listening

Listening

Now is a good time for listening, and learning.
I hear you. #BlackLivesMatter

Sit with Me and Watch the Birds in London’s St. James Park

Sit with Me and Watch the Birds in London’s St. James Park

We are all armchair travelers right now during the trials of COVID-19, and today I’m thinking of an afternoon stroll, a long conversation and the birds in St. James Park.

The Wary Pelican

The Wary Pelican

A brown pelican dictates a conservation haiku.

Peacefulness and Pigeons in the Courtyard at the Museum of Edinburgh

Peacefulness and Pigeons in the Courtyard at the Museum of Edinburgh

On a solo visit to the wonderful Museum of Edinburgh, I spent some time in the courtyard and caught these pigeons courting.

Birdhouse Mindfulness

Birdhouse Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness, I really looked at this bird house when I came upon it in a friend’s yard. What would it look like to a bird?

Bay St. Louis Shorebirds and Mindfulness

Bay St. Louis Shorebirds and Mindfulness

Seagulls and brown pelicans in Bay St. Louis give me a lesson in mindfulness reminiscent of Thoreau’s experience at Walden

A Bird Boat in My Future

A Bird Boat in My Future

There’s a birding boat in our future!

gentle things and small moments (a poem)

gentle things and small moments (a poem)

Everyone touches the world in their own way. Making my own tiny imprint through this blog, I want to write more about the gentle things in life.

Hummingbird Haiku (Times Two)

Hummingbird Haiku (Times Two)

Hummingbirds work hard. They do what needs to be done.

Santa Monica Pier Seagull’s Stories – Can You Help?

Santa Monica Pier Seagull’s Stories – Can You Help?

A very expressive seagull at the Santa Monica pier deserves a caption.

When it seems like one thing, but it’s actually something else

When it seems like one thing, but it’s actually something else

I thought this picture was about the birds, until I saw the sky.

London’s Jekyll and Hyde Park

London’s Jekyll and Hyde Park

The Brits are smart, with their multiple-personality parks. There’s something for everyone in Hyde Park, even the birds.

Haiku: Magpie’s Blue Period

Haiku: Magpie’s Blue Period

Magpies pose and inspired haiku with their tuxedo coloring and bright blue wings.

Autumn Haiku: Just Like Dorothy

Autumn Haiku: Just Like Dorothy

Autumn is all around us at Little House in the Rockies, and a haiku came naturally, like the fall colors.


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