Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


It is so cold today that this mourning dove
resembles a penguin!

Brody's Company

Love when Brody chooses to sit above my head
on the couch looking over my shoulder!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snowy Gulls

Yesterday was a magical snowy day...

the gulls gathered in the ocean as the soft white
snowflakes swirled around them.

a beautiful sight...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mockingbird by the Sea

How thrilled we were to see the mockingbird
by the ocean today.
It's been years since we have seen it in this spot
during the winter.
Years ago when D and I took walks in the winter
we had noticed a mockingbird who seemed to survive
on a variety of winter berries growing along the coast.
I made a collection of drawings of the mockingbird
and the berries and put it together for a book
that has never been published.
I think this might be a sign for me to do 
something with it now!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Gray Squirrel and the Chickadee

When I opened the shade this morning
I was greeted by the gray squirrel right
outside the window and very close to the house!

He was devouring the birdseed bell!

The Chickadee came along to partake of what
was left of the birdseed bell!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Breakfast with Brody

Early morning birthday breakfast with Brody...

lightly snowing
watching birds

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Cardinal and the Chickadee


Observations at the bird feeder
 on a cold winter day....

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Comic Relief

This gray squirrel has discovered something wonderful
in our yard and has been here for great lengths of time
enjoying his discovery.

He has quite an acrobatic technique.

Others love the bird seed bell, too!