Thursday, 18 December 2014

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

No really, I am. Because nine days out from Christmas we are as green as summer here.

So snow gods, take pity on me.
Send me some snow so I can ski.
What I should be seeing.

What I am seeing.

Friday, 21 November 2014

No Warblers Here!

As you might have guessed from my recent photos, it's winter here. This leads to a lack of summer birds. I love to photograph birds and so I am posting pics of some common winter birds around our house.
Blue Jays are also seen a lot but they never stay still long enough for me to get a good picture.

Crow in the snow.


Sorry it's a bit blurry. It's a house sparrow!

Still a house sparrow!

Junco hanging from dead Goldenrod.


Still a Junco!

You probably know what this is now!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Rain and the Blizzard.

It rained. We watched the snow melt away. It was so sad. You can tell by my lack of description that I was very, VERY sad.
But then some snow god took pity on us and yesterday the wind was hollowing and the snow was blowing everywhere and it lasted well into the night.
So this morning when I got up I saw this welcoming sight...

Look at all the snow!!!!!!!!
Now we must pray that it doesn't rain again.

Sunday, 16 November 2014


I meant to post this ages ago...

I have been taking a lot of bird pictures lately. One of my fav birds is a crow I named White Wing. He is partially albino, and is often seen with another, rather-larger-then normal crow.
My Uncle Brian is visiting, along with my two cousins, and he is a bird fanatic as well. He ran a marathon two days ago.

And now for Birds. (And pics of Uncle Brian doing the Marathon).

I actually took way more, but I'm only posting a few.

White Wing.



Juvenile Cedar Wax Wing. 


Uncle Brian!

Finishing the Marathon!

It Snowed!!!

How long have I been missing?! 4 MONTHS!!!!!???? Oh dear, I am really terrible at keeping track of time... Well.... I've been busy... I promise that I will write the next part of Element in the near future and that I will keep up with my life on this blog. And if I don't keep my promise then feel free complain in the comments.

Anyway, the purpose of this post...

It snowed!!!  The first big snowfall of the year!!! So obviously Isaac and Alex went outside to build a snow man...

Lifting the head...

Placing the head...

Halloween- man!

Thursday, 31 July 2014


July is a summer month in all respects, and now we must move on to August. August is a vacation month, the month we're you realize that you have too many things happening, and you wish desperately that you could go back to July. For us this year, its the other way around, and I look forward to a semi relaxing August, because, honestly, there are still things going on.

But July is a brave month, and I feel we should bid a respectful farewell.


You gotta love it!!

Farewell July. You were a wonderful month.

Sunday, 20 July 2014


Writing poetry about rain is hard, but it is still one of my favorite subjects. Capturing the actual feeling of it is a challenge I enjoy.

5 Minute Rain.

drives saltless tears
like fists
into pavement.
pouring rage
into a thunderous
Bounces on
shocked by its
It tries,
and tries

After the Rain.
hangs like
dead breath
in the air.
Feathers rustle,
lost in leaves
A voice rings out,
a shrilling tone of
Caught by Rain.
Bars of water
the lost.
they walked,
jerked back by the
the shock
and joy
of wet.