Category Archives: Birds

Food and Water: What Every Body Needs

My electric teakettle sits under the double window that looks out on the bird feeder and bird bath in my side yard. Yes, I am one of those people. I feed the birds and give them fresh water. Year round. … Continue reading

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Birds, Birdfeeders and Snow

It started in the morning, about 3 hours before it was anticipated. The fat flakes fell all through the day and into the night. The snow piled up against our front door. The wind blew more snow against our back … Continue reading

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Birds in My Backyard: Exciting Visitors!

The birdfeeder in my side yard gets a lot of visitors — birds, chipmunks and squirrels. I love to put out seed that attracts a variety of avian visitors; I never tire of leaning on my kitchen counter and staring … Continue reading

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J&M of Madison, NJ’s Newest Addition: Bella the Cockatoo

On the hunt for some fall-themed home décor, I stopped at one of my favorite garden centers/gift shops, J&M Home & Garden (https://www.jmhg.com/) on Main Street in Madison, NJ. I’ve mentioned J&M before here. The store is having its holiday … Continue reading

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Lavender as Food

A few weeks ago my lavender bushes were in full bloom! They were a feast for my eyes and my nose; I would walk by and pluck a blooming wand then hold it under my nose to catch the heady … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: Brushing Siamese Cats

Most spring cleaning chores are, well, chores. We have one in our home though that’s actually fun: Siamese cat fur maintenance. Every spring we take Brutus and T-Rex, our Siamese cats, outside and brush them, vigorously. The cats keep themselves … Continue reading

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Snow Day: No-Stress Creative Design Time

Today the local schools were closed so I didn’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to ride shotgun as my daughter Tory drove herself to school. I slept in . . . until 10 am! I’ve been … Continue reading

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Red-Winged Blackbirds: First Sighting EVER

The hubbub outside my kitchen window at 8:30 this morning was incredible. At first I thought the local hawk had swooped in for some breakfast. But when I looked out the kitchen window, I saw a whole flock of red-winged … Continue reading

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