Saturday, May 30, 2009

Last of my Tulips...

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.

Afternoon on a Hill~Edna St. Vincent Millay, ""

Friday, May 29, 2009

View from the log cabin

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.

~Bill Watterson


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Singing Goldfinch

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

~Maya Angelou

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Look what I found!

I was so excited to have found my beloved Loon pair this morning, that I posted this photo on all 3 of my blogs! I kayaked all over Big Bradford lake to find these two - listening carefully for their haunting call across the water. And to make things even better, I heard a Loon on my own lake (Little Bradford Lake) this morning. So tomorrow I will load up the kayak and go looking for him. It goes without saying, the Common Loon is my favorite bird!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Barred Owl

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?”

-Author Unknown

This is a Barred-Owl that I was able to meet in person at the Kirtland Warbler Festival recently. As he was injured and cannot be released back into the wild, he is used for education by a wildlife rehabilitation organization.

Everyone have a safe Memorial weekend! Remember those who sacrificed who us and continue to do so!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sweet Female Grosbeak

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

~Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Great Horned Owl

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.

~Martin Buber

*Rescued Great Horned Owl - now part of ARK's wildlife education program.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.

~Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Red-winged Blackbird

This is a female Red-winged blackbird. She is vastly different from the striking male with his black feathers and red bars on his wings. But still, as I watched the plain female, I decided she had her own quiet beauty.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A tulip surprise

"The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.”

-Saint John Chrysostom

Can you see the little bee?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Gerbera Daisies

'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!

~William Wordsworth, "Lines Written in Early Spring," Lyrical Ballads, 1798

An early Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

In the moment

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I went kayaking on Little Bradford Lake this morning. Nothing like paddling through calm water and enjoying the crisp air as you listen to the birds...