Even if it’s still colder than I’d like outside, Spring has at least arrived on the calendar.  I had a fun time making these eggshell candles for our kitchen table centerpiece, and I thought I’d share. It started with a dozen eggs.  Between breakfast, baking, and other kitchen adventures, we usually go through two dozen […]

Last year I looked high and low, near and far, to find a bird’s nest with eggs.  As luck would have it, after all of my efforts, I discovered a nest right under my nose in the tree in my front yard. History repeated itself this year, only this time the nest I found was […]

Last spring, the blue eggs in the nest in our front tree mysteriously disappeared one-by-one.  Finn over at The Naturephile suggested that squirrels might be stealing the eggs.  Considering that all of the bird houses along the trails and in the parks around here have spikes like these to keep squirrels away, I think he’s right. […]

As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]

As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]

Between triple digit temperatures and no rain, this summer has been a hot, crispy one here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.  I love taking photos outside and found it difficult to get out as often in the extreme heat this month.  Fortunately I got to spend a few days in both Toronto and Dallas (where it was surprisingly cooler than […]

My youngest daughter’s summer school/camp program is closed this week for the Fourth of July holiday.  The Montessori school was looking for volunteers to help care for the pig, rabbits, roosters, and hens that live on the property.  Since we had company coming to us and would be in town, we volunteered.  It’s been a […]