Southerners say that the blue jay was yoked to a plow by a sparrow. The mark left by the yoke can still be seen on the blue jay's breast.
I love the color these birds bring to the yard on a dull day.
As days grow shorter, the skies at sunset glow with the most spectacular hues, blooming with pinks, reds and oranges.
During this time of year, weather patterns allow for dry, clean Canadian air to sweep across country, and more colors of the spectrum make it through to our eyes without getting scattered by particles in the air, producing brilliant sunsets and sunrises that can look red, orange, yellow or even pink.
A bird almost universally considered cute thanks to its oversized round head, tiny body, and curiosity about everything, including humans. The chickadees black cap and bib; white cheeks; gray back, wings, and tail; and whitish underside with buffy sides are distinctive. Its habit of investigating people and everything else in its home territory, and quickness to discover bird feeders, make it one of the first birds most people learn.
Sitting In The Cottonwood
In the pasture near my home is an eagle nest. It has been there for the last ten years. Often times I will see an eagle sitting in a big cottonwood at the end of the road near the river.
A Building From My Childhood
This is one of the buildings that still stand on the old farm site
Birds of My Mountain Ash Tree (Part Two)
Birds of My Mountain Ash Tree (Part One).
My husbandÂ’s dog always waits for him from this spot on the hill; she can see when he rounds the corner from the barn that is down the road.
In Her Day
In her day, I bet she was a beauty