…move swiftly and lightly

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A Minor Bird
(Robert Frost)
I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;
Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.
The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.
And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.

I have to say that the only birds I’ve clapped my hands at have been crows or woodpeckers.

Today was quite the bird event at our house. So many little, medium and big birds flying in and out. They would peck at the ground, at the bird feeders, in the planters.

birds 006 How about this chubby Robin? We saw many Robins today.

birds 004A first for us was seeing a small hawk/falcon like bird and woodpecker having a life and death struggle. They both slammed into our French doors and landed on the deck and then when the senses were regained from the hard hit into the door, the falcon/hawk flew off with the woodpecker in it’s claws. Very strange event to see…

P1040825After some beautiful days like these we are back in a rainy pattern. Of course that is normal and we all need the rain along with the sunshine. California would love to have some of our rain drops…

P1040824Dear and I went on a little walk again about the neighborhood on Sunday last. I was cracking up when we passed this in the photo below…

P1040823Oops…the no dumping sign was dumped!

Confession of the week: I went to Costco on Tuesday and bought season 4 of Downton Abbey so very soon Katie and I will have a marathon viewing of the rest of the episodes we haven’t seen yet. Costco had the DVD for $25.99 with a one time $4.00 rebate at the register.

Hows your week progressing?


Even though I put the food out for the birds this furry little guy/girl gets the benefit of my hospitality…

It was so good to get out and about today and run all the errands I couldn’t run last week because of our snowy icy roads. It was sunny and dry, too.  Hope your day went well.

Time to Switch…

…from the hummingbird feeder to a regular bird feeder, and boy have I been entertained!

Because my little hummingbirds have been few and far between but other types of birds come and perch on this feeder I decided to change the feeder out.

Can you see the flutter of the wings in this photo?

I need to get out and wash my window again so I can get clearer bird photos in the future. All the bird seed is gone so I need to buy another bag. The funniest thing to watch is the big Blue Jay who comes and attacks the feeder trying to perch on the base. He sends the feeder rocking to and fro with very little seed consumption.

Today is our last Bible Study session until January. We are having a brunch today and I’m taking Judy’s Ham and Egg cups to share. Tomorrow our son arrives from Eastern Washington for a few days. We are going to have our family Thanksgiving meal this Saturday while Dan is here. He has to work on Thanksgiving day. So much to be thankful for. Hope your week is going well.

Ruby Tuesday ~ My Little Visitor…

Time to visit Mary at Work of the Poet to see lots of ruby around the world. This week I’m sharing more photos of my little friend that visits me in the early evening.




Hummer is swift and sure and sometimes stays a while enjoying the sweet nectar we provide in our ruby feeder. Other times Hummer just shows up looks at me in the window and flies away.

Hope your week is off to a good start. We’re having a 4th of July barbecue at our house on Sunday so I’m getting all my ducks in a row. Today I payed all the bills ( now I know what cut of meat I can afford to BBQ…chuckle), weeded the planter,  helped Dear paint half the deck, and did laundry. Tomorrow it’s vacuuming and dusting and finishing the deck. I love an event that motivates!!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.