Backyard Birds, Everyday Epiphany, Family, humor, Outdoors

A Wild Goose Chase Of A Great Blue Heron Eviction

I appreciated the Great Blue Heron's stateliness less so the next morning. The majestic Great Blue Heron skimmed over Crystal Lake’s surface and perched on a mat of milfoil. I raised my binoculars and studied his slate blue feathers, agile curved neck, and graceful stride. After docking our pontoon, I snapped and tied the canvas… Continue reading A Wild Goose Chase Of A Great Blue Heron Eviction

Everyday Epiphany, Gardening, humor

Ditching A Habit and Upgrading Routine to Ritual

“Do you really need all those shoes by the door?” Mike asked as he sidestepped the pile. My bad habit Considering the number of sandals, slip-ons and sneakers heaped by BOTH doors and having the customary two feet, I assumed the question rhetorical. Shucking the inside Hoka sneakers, outside Brooks sneakers, flowery Birkenstocks, New Balance… Continue reading Ditching A Habit and Upgrading Routine to Ritual

Backyard Birds, Everyday Epiphany, humor, Outdoors

A Bird Not In The Hand

The other day I watched several YouTube videos (I can waste time with the best of them.) about feeding wild birds by hand. Wild fluff balls zipped in and paused on open hands of ordinary people – not a Disney princess in the bunch. In the first video a young woman cross-country skied a mile… Continue reading A Bird Not In The Hand

Backyard Birds, humor, Outdoors

If Brown Headed Cowbirds Could Drive

As an avid birder and a member of the Backyard Birdwatcher Facebook Group, a heated discussion regarding cowbirds arose. (By heated I mean an increase in the amount of exclamation marks employed when conveying opinions in comments. That’s about as heated as we mild-mannered backyard birders get.) Brown headed cowbirds rank high on the nuisance… Continue reading If Brown Headed Cowbirds Could Drive

humor, Outdoors, Travel

Chuckle Photography: Sign Pondering

Signs direct. Signs alert. Signs inform. I appreciate the worthy sign goals of directing, alerting, and informing. However, I especially enjoy the unintentional humor that sometimes occurs when pondering. Here’s my take or my mistake on signs: While waiting outside the storage area of the Cusco, Peru hotel where I stayed, I wondered how this… Continue reading Chuckle Photography: Sign Pondering