With my eye I spy

Looking forward to seeing what this critter will do. It is currently on one of my flower plants and basically has almost eaten it all. A more experienced gardener told me it was a Hummingbird something. So of course I had to do some further research. And yes, I do know that curiosity killed the…

Oh oh,might I be a wasp killer, A pollinator killer??

Lying on my bed yesterday, I saw this huge wasp flying in my room. How it got in initially stumped me but obviously I had to act immediately! So without missing a beat, I leaped out the bed like I was somehow twenty something years old again. And out the bedroom door, I went, frantically…

The Dead Tree

Funny the things you’ll notice all of a sudden sometimes. Things you’d swear were never there. But they were, had been. Perhaps for a long time even. Like this dead tree I chanced upon today Despite coming here 2-3 times a week walking right by it, maybe just a mere 200 or 300 feet away…

That Amazing Goddamn Sycamore Tree

On the Southeast corner of my humble abode stands this enormous, really beautiful tree. Seen below on a cloudy recent morning. It is at it’s most striking right now I think. With it’s usual spotted brown bark stripped in the fall and now standing there stark bare waiting for spring to begin. You can spot…

The non-glowing Glowing Lunar Calendar

So I got this new Calendar. A Glow-in-the-Dark Lunar calendar. I love the new year, I love picking calendars. It took me a while to pick this one. It’s supposed to¬† glow in the dark. “365 glow-in-the-dark moons”. Says so right there on the cover. Well, the sucker ain’t been glowing. Today’s not the sunniest…

First snow and reminiscing

The first snow of the season started this afternoon. Starting kind of slow with tiny little spits. My drive to work earlier in the morning had been okay. Although I must admit I was disappointed when I woke up and found that no snow had fallen in the night, I was ready to have a…

Serenity

Waking up to this view this morning feels so serene to me. The birthday girls were still asleep when I awoke bright and early. I tiptoed to the kitchen, made a cup of herb tea and came back to bed to watch as the wafts of mist rose from the lake covering the lake making…

Beauty of fall

” Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” -Albert Camus