Monthly Archives: February 2021

Here comes the sun!

Oh, my, but I was happy to see clear blue skies yesterday, and sunshine, and 60 degrees. Although the snow was still on the ground and ice on the driveway and my car stuck at the bottom of the hill, … Continue reading

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Stone Currency of Yap

After the long days of snow and ice, many of us are longing for warmer temperatures, even if we are not jumping on an airplane. In what seems my never-ending task of clean out the accumulations of a lifetime (good … Continue reading

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When you get caught in the cookie jar

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Fox Sparrows in the Snow

These photographs are also from yesterday’s heavy snow. I looked out this morning, however, and it was a repeat of yesterday. Big fat snowflakes were falling rapidly, though they have slowed by now and are smaller. That allowed me time … Continue reading

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And the snow and sleet keeps on falling down

It was not snowing this morning so I went out to refill feeders. Shortly thereafter, the snow started, followed by sleet, and then more snow.

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Sunshine and Snow Day

Although it was only a high of 21 today, the sun came out early and it has been a beautiful day with clear blue skies and stillness. I was willing today to get out long enough to refill the bird … Continue reading

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More sleet and more snow and more tracks

Nobody out here but Johnny Winter.

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The 2021 Great Sleet and Snow Storm: Betty’s one-legged critter comes to visit

While waiting for Steffi to finish her backyard business this morning, I thought I would take a quick peek out the back door. The sleet had just started and the salt I had put on the steps yesterday was not … Continue reading

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The Great Backyard Bird Count 2021

This weekend is the 2021 version of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Although due to temperatures below freezing Friday, yesterday, and today, I have mostly observed and counted from the window of my living room. My hillside birds gather at … Continue reading

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The nude brown woman on the water pitcher

While Mother and I were in Ruidoso as I wrote my dissertation, we took a break one day to visit the Art Loop Tour in the surrounding area. New Mexico is home to many talented artists, including painters, textile weavers, … Continue reading

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