Saturday, June 15, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Flag Day

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Red Bleeding Heart

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Deep Lilac

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Blue Lilac

Friday, June 07, 2019

Classic Lilac

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Even Greener Now

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The Greening

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Monday, June 03, 2019


Sunday, June 02, 2019

Indigo Bunting

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Goodbye Sweet May!

Later Addition:

We have clear skies today, but the sky is completely white outside.  That's due to dense smoke aloft from wildfires burning across western Canada. Here's a model graphic depicting current coverage of smoke aloft across the nation. The local National Weather Service office added the trace of Vermont, so you can see what we're dealing with here in NW VT.  I am experiencing respiratory irritation.  Sigh. I'm so grateful that we have heat pumps, because we were able to put them in Air Conditioning mode and at least freshen the air inside the house. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bleeding Heart

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019


Sunday, May 26, 2019

Shad in Full Glory

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Baby Beaks

If you look closely, you can see baby beaks poking up out of the nest to be fed...!

Friday, May 24, 2019


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Pick Me!

Day 4: Are they cute or what? 
Three healthy baby Cardinals. I took this last planned photo today, as it was warm and sunny, 
there will be rain the next few days, and the day I'm home again is their likely fledge day. 
Mama and Papa Cardinal are being wonderfully attentive and hard working. 
I admire them greatly. And I leave a grub on the porch for them whenever I find one.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Northern Flicker

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

The American Cardinal chick eggs hatched on Saturday!

We noticed that the male was feeding the female, as happens when they have chicks.
So when she was briefly off the nest, I slipped outside to the bush, stuck my hand through the Rhododendron blossoms, aimed my iPhone toward the nest I couldn't see, and got lucky!  
Then I got out of there fast.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Vermont Episcopal Diocese is choosing a new Bishop today

Meet the three finalists


The new bishop will either be black, half Native American, or gay. 
All three candidates are women.

You can watch the Electing Convention live, 
by clicking on the link you need HERE: 

Walkabout Videos here: 
(They're similar at each site, so I recommend the Burlington set.  They used the time well.)

Friday, May 17, 2019

Window Dressing

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

It's Tree Day ~ NOT

We were having 6 dead or ailing trees taken down today.  But then we realised that that would be a really bad idea during nesting season.  So we have put it off until September.  Fortunately our neighbor (who has a few trees in the project too) was willing to accept PhD*Son's expert opinion on the subject.  And fortunately the Arborist said it was no problem for him to reschedule.  Next week we're having a good size Eastern/Canadian Hemlock planted.

The photo above is unrelated to the project.  Just some nice trees of which I snapped a photo!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Stone Walling

We're interested in putting in a stone wall so we can widen our driveway a little.  
I like the rounded stones best, but these are nice too.  

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day! 💕

                                                                                   via Karin aus Wein, Germany

Saturday, May 11, 2019


Friday, May 10, 2019

White Barn

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Red Barn