Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bird weather

My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather. ~Loire Hartwould

*The Common Redpolls and the Pine Siskins still have not migrated onward which means Michigan has more snow in store for her. Though they are feeder hogs, I did enjoy their company this morning and was able to get a few of them to eat out of my hand. If you would like to see those photos, please click here.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Continuing my walk on the Ausable...

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.

- Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Perception on the Ausable River

Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.

~Hans Margolius

Monday, March 23, 2009

Moving River

“Love is like a river, never ending as it flows, but gets greater with time!”

-Author Unknown

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Logs on the Ausable River

“The logs of wood which move down the river together Are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery.”

- Nagarjuna

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


"The brook would lose its song if we removed the rocks”

- Author Unknown

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Morning has broken

Morning has broken,

Like the first morning....

Blackbird has spoken, the first bird.

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning

Praise for them springing fresh from the world.

Sung by Cat Stevens. Lyrics by Eleanor Farjean.

I wanted to share one of my glorious mornings I had this weekend with you.


What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet,
Long live the weeds and the wildness yet.

~Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid

*This photo was shot in Gaylord, MI and I believe it is a part of Kolke Creek.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ausable River

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

~Lao Tzu

Monday, March 9, 2009

More Pigeon River

“Love is the river of life in the world.” - Henry Ward Beecher

Thank you to Nature Lovin Super Mama for identifying this as the Pigeon River. For more information and great photos on the Pigeon River, I highly suggest you visit her blog by clicking here.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Broken Barn

“Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.”
- Maurice Baring

Friday, March 6, 2009

One of my favorite birds

“If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.”
- Chinese Proverb

This weekend I am speaking about birding and blogging at the Michigan Audubon's annual conference in Lansing. I will catch up with all of you on Sunday. Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.

~Dennis Wholey

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sweeter Side

This Gray Squirrel was so ferocious this past weekend - chewing big holes on my new wooden bird feeder. When I went outside to shoo him away, he crawled up into the tree and immediately looked so sweet and vulnerable. Hmmm....well I guess I'll be getting a baffle for the new feeder, but I'll leave some peanuts on the ground nearby. I'm a softie.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Out into the wilderness

“In wilderness is the preservation of the world.”

- Henry David Thoreau