Yard and Pond

I love living in the country on a pond, and having the abundance of the outdoors with its natural beauty and wildlife. There are always new things to see and do in this ever-changing landscape. I believe nature wakes up our soul with its vibrant colors, airy scenery and peaceful environment. I am inspired by…

Spring’s Bluebirds

Eastern bluebirds are one of my favorite visitors. I set out a bluebird box every spring, and this year I have added several more. I love seeing the entire process of nesting and raising the new hatchlings. The couple always thoroughly check every box before choosing just the right one, and they build their nest…

Wild Nature

I love living in a rural area surrounded by wildlife every day. I have many daily visitors, but on occasion I have the privilege of experiencing a few rare visitors up close. Nature always inspires us with its strength and beauty. It shows us endurance and perseverance that is unrivaled. It is amazing how this…

Birds of Spring

Spring is my favorite time of year. The garden is in full bloom, and all the couples return to enjoy the beautiful warm days. I always look forward to their return in hopes of seeing the new offspring. They bring such joy and happiness and a lot of laughter. The landscape just comes to life…

The Colors of Winter

Winter is my least favorite time to be outside. I miss gardening and flowers, and I look forward to the warm days of spring. One thing I do love about winter is how the birds and wildlife stand out in the leafless landscape. This year our area received a rare snow and ice that brought…

The Year in Colors

One advantage to 2020 was having more time to spend out in nature. It has truly been a blessing this year, and it is always inspiring with the unrivaled colors of the birds, and the flowers, and the landscape. Every year I look forward to new life and colors emerging with the anticipation of what…

Spring Hummingbirds

Every spring I look forward to the return of hummingbirds. I always prepare the nectar and set out the feeders as soon as I see the first birds appear. Hummingbirds also love a variety of colorful spring blooms throughout the garden. They are so much fun to watch. Their energy and antics bring joy and…

Lilies of Spring

Lilies are one of my favorite and easiest spring flowers to grow. They add a huge burst of color to the garden and landscape as the days get warmer and longer. Lilies bring so much beauty to enjoy, and they come in almost limitless varieties of colors and sizes. They also return every year with…

Colors of Spring

I love to see the colors of spring return to the garden and landscape. The arrival of spring birds brings vivid colors that are unrivaled anywhere else in nature. Their parade of hues in every color bring joy and inspiration and smiles, and they lift our spirits through the colors of spring. I hope everyone…

Nature’s Spring

Nature has a way of lifting spirits and inspiring hope and resilience like nothing else can. Sometimes all we have to do is look around to find nature’s unrivaled beauty. It gives us peace and strength and moments of laughter and joy. Nature calms the soul and inspires us to be kind to the world…

A Bluebird Spring

One of my favorite things about spring is seeing the bluebirds return every year. Every February I clean and prepare the bluebird box for another season. Last year, I was lucky enough to have two sets of hatchlings, and it was amazing to watch them mature and grow. This year a couple has arrived, and…