HIGH UP IN THE TREE, THE SQUIRREL IS WAITING – Marilyn Armstrong

HIGH UP IN THE TREE - SQUIRRELS FOREVER Hugging the tree, this little squirrel is on top of his world, high in an oak tree. He's overlooking my house, the whole woods. All the feeders. It's winter and he wouldn't mind a cozy warm house. But he's a squirrel. The trees are his world. And … Continue reading HIGH UP IN THE TREE, THE SQUIRREL IS WAITING – Marilyn Armstrong

THE ORCHIDS ARE DOING VERY WELL – Marilyn Armstrong

Healthy Happy Orchids Every day, the orchids look healthier and stronger. The second shoot is getting bigger and the buds are getting full. I think we'll have more orchids in a few weeks. One bud looks like it getting ready to pop. If you have the right light, everything works. Also, some 2-2-2 fertilizer helps … Continue reading THE ORCHIDS ARE DOING VERY WELL – Marilyn Armstrong

BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS – Marilyn Armstrong

The birds are eating like there's no tomorrow. I actually spotted a fat woodpecker, one of the big Red-bellied Woodpeckers. I don't think I've ever seen a fat woodpecker. But this one was very round ... and very big, too. Today, while it isn't sunny, it is warm. 70 degrees and going up. I don't … Continue reading BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS – Marilyn Armstrong

LOVE THY NEIGHBORS – Marilyn Armstrong

Our anti-bug and mouse guy says we have an awful lot of birds, but fortunately, we live several hundred yards from anyone else. I’m sure our neighbors would complain, but all they do is grow dope, so I don’t think they worry about birds. The place is set up with cameras and piles of trash … Continue reading LOVE THY NEIGHBORS – Marilyn Armstrong

UP IN THE AIR, JUNIOR BIRDMAN: DAY 4 – Marilyn Armstrong

UP IN THE AIR, JUNIOR BIRDMAN It's such a little airplane and it's 75-years old, too. But it flies. So high it disappeared into the clouds. For an hour, all we could hear was the occasional buzz of the engine. We had hoped to catch a ride, but eventually, we couldn't even hear it, much … Continue reading UP IN THE AIR, JUNIOR BIRDMAN: DAY 4 – Marilyn Armstrong

BIRDS UP TOP – DAY 3 – Marilyn Armstrong

ON TOP WITH WINGS  Whose on top? I think all the birds are on top! If you ask the birds in this picture, I'm pretty sure the Goldfinch win. The Goldfinches are all over the place and they always win. I think it is because they are so brilliantly golden. Even on these cold, gray, … Continue reading BIRDS UP TOP – DAY 3 – Marilyn Armstrong

RACCOONS AS PETS – Marilyn Armstrong

I know the raccoons we are seeing on our deck are young. They look young. Their tails are short and the coats are not the plush, rich colors that you see in adult raccoons. Their masks are incomplete. I got to wondering how long a raccoon can live and was surprised to discover that a … Continue reading RACCOONS AS PETS – Marilyn Armstrong