A CARDINAL – RADIANT IN THE WOODS WITH SNOW ON THE WAY – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Radiant I looked out upon my deck ... and it was interesting. Not one, but two squirrels, each hanging in one of the feeders with a Cardinal in the woods, presumably waiting for those big four-footed fluffies to let go of the feeders. Once the squirrels dig in, they stay dug until … Continue reading A CARDINAL – RADIANT IN THE WOODS WITH SNOW ON THE WAY – Marilyn Armstrong

SQUARE AND SPIKY MARCH DAYS – 1 – Marilyn Armstrong

Don’t let the barbed wire put you off! March. Snow is about to fall tonight and again -- but more of it -- on Sunday. So winter didn't show up all winter. We're going to have a "springtime" winter. Usually, our springtime winter is just an extension of the winter-winter, but this year, I think it's … Continue reading SQUARE AND SPIKY MARCH DAYS – 1 – Marilyn Armstrong

AUDUBON SOCIETY: BIRD BULLIES – DOWNY & HAIRY WOODPECKERS – REBLOG

So, how come the Downy Woodpeckers looks so much like a Hairy Woodpecker it's really hard to tell them apart? The answer is more interesting than you might expect. I found this Audubon article and added some of my own pictures to it. I loved the explanation that woodpeckers are crazy and other birds are … Continue reading AUDUBON SOCIETY: BIRD BULLIES – DOWNY & HAIRY WOODPECKERS – REBLOG

HONOR AND CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS – Marilyn Armstrong

From the Washington Post, these are Cohen's quotes, not something "made up" by the writer. I'm sure he had help with it because these words have the ring of a professionally written and carefully polished speech. That being said, I think this sums up much of what many of us feel: “Mr. Trump is an … Continue reading HONOR AND CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS – Marilyn Armstrong

“PROVOCATIVE” QUESTION 16: GOVERNMENT IS JUST ANOTHER MENU

Fandango’s Provocative Question #16 So the question is: “Should taxpayers have the option to explicitly say what they don’t want their tax dollars spent on?” I think we settled this during our revolutionary war. We explicitly demanded that only voters can be taxed. We never suggested we have the right to choose what we pay for. … Continue reading “PROVOCATIVE” QUESTION 16: GOVERNMENT IS JUST ANOTHER MENU

AND THE BLOOMS KEEP COMING – Marilyn Armstrong

And the cactus continues – 03/01/2019 The birds came in droves except when I picked up the camera when they vanished. Completely. For a while, we had a squirrel knocking off the seeds in the hanging feeder, but I was a couple of rooms away and I knew by the time I got the camera … Continue reading AND THE BLOOMS KEEP COMING – Marilyn Armstrong