Tuesday, June 29, 2010


On the spur of the moment, D & I took a bike ride
on Tuesday evening and we were so happy to see about 4 young
kingfishers flying around and one rested on this boat.
We enjoyed watching them til we had to turn around and
ride home before dark.

Good News

We got great news on Sunday, June 27th...
our niece had a baby boy in Connecticut!
We can't wait to see him!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Summer Solstice

Happy First Day of Summer!
Was a hot and humid day here but this
gull had the right idea to stay cool and comfortable!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday's Furry and Feathered Friends

Was delighted to see the male ruby-throated hummingbird
visiting the honeysuckle that winds through the lilac bush.

Chipmunks are all over the yard and always
seem to be posing for the camera!

While I worked on a project on the porch,
Ellie May napped in the sunlight and all I had
to do was glance up at her to feel the contentment!

Hope your day was filled with some interesting
furry and feathered friends!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yesterday's Discovery

Beside my studio is a tall lilac bush with honeysuckle
climbing through it.
The hummingbirds love honeysuckle and sometimes
I am lucky enough to see a hummingbird visiting the
flowers. I am always on the lookout.
I have noticed another little bird in the same bush.
She moves very quickly and I have been able to identify
her as a redstart.

Well, yesterday when I had the hummingbird in my mind,
I caught a glimpse of the redstart.
She always has been in constant motion but that
afternoon she seemed to pause in the middle of the tree.
Very difficult to see inside but I was able to peek into
a tiny opening in the leaves and there she was.

To my surprise, she was sitting on a beautiful nest.

Shortly thereafter, the hummingbird
came by and paused at the top of a
birch tree nearby.

I love these moments!
Hope you enjoyed seeing them, too!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Humid Day

Was a humid day and Brody tried to keep cool...

At the gas station, we admired this truck
with a golden retriever who was out for a ride...

Hope you found a nice cool breeze today ...

Thursday, June 3, 2010


To my total amazement, as we took a ride by the
ocean after a heavy rain and thunderstorm,
there in the ocean was something I had never
seen in person.
It was very exciting!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Laughing Gulls in the Fog

In the early evening I rode my bike and ended
up where the river meets the sea...I loved riding
through the fog and paused to watch gulls... at first
I thought I was watching terns diving but when I got
home and reviewed my photos I realized they
were laughing gulls!
To see more of my bike ride just click here!

Hope you enjoyed this foggy night...