Tag Archives: birding

Life’s Little (and big) Ups and Downs

Here it is the middle of September and my summer is now at an end. It is back to school/work and being a productive member of society once again. It has been a bit difficult because everyone wants to know … Continue reading

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When Will It Be Spring?

That is actually the title of a children’s book that I have read to my preschool students many times over the years.  In the story, the bear cub keeps waking up during hibernation thinking spring has come and when his … Continue reading

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Off to the Races

Northwoods Journal Saturday, January 31, 2015 Mark’s co-worker and his son arrived around 9:30 p.m. last night.  We had time to visit for a bit before getting them situated in the guest room and on the pull-out sofa and then … Continue reading

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This Weather is (Not) For the Birds

Like much of the northern tier of the United States, my little corner of southeast Michigan has been in the deep-deep freeze for nearly a week now. With wind chills between -20 and -25, schools were closed Thursday and Friday, … Continue reading

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And They’re Off!

Well, our wren adventure that began on May 8th ended today, Saturday, June 21, 2014, between 9:30 and 10 a.m.  The Good Lord allowed me to watch as all SEVEN baby wrens took flight for the first time.  I can’t … Continue reading

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Wren Will They Fledge?

We have an old gourd bird house hanging in the crab apple tree just beyond our kitchen window.  Wrens have nested in the gourd almost every year since we hung it up – a long time ago!  It was May … Continue reading

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Hightailing It Out of Mosquitoville

Northwoods Journal Tuesday, May 27, 2014 The dogs were kind enough to let us sleep in but unfortunately we were shaken awake by the logging trucks rumbling past at 7:30 a.m.  No drinking coffee on the porch this morning, the … Continue reading

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Positively Pileated!

Northwoods Journal Saturday, May 24, 2014 Mark let us sleep in – until a whopping 7:30!  At least I was allowed one cup of coffee on the porch and a shower before heading out for a second day of sales.  … Continue reading

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One Man’s Trash…

…is probably Mark’s treasure. Northwoods Journal Friday, May 23, 2014 Mark was up before 7 a.m. but I found it hard to crawl out from under the covers.  Mostly because it was COLD!  The overcast sky didn’t help matters, nor … Continue reading

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The Welcoming Committee

Northwoods Journal Thursday, May 22, 2014 Today was the last day of school, so I am now free for the summer!  Mark worked from home this morning and had everything loaded up when I got home, so we were able … Continue reading

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