What a year! What a time for Mother's Day! What a time! For all of us - mothers and grandmothers and great grandmothers. Let's keep on keeping on. From the strange old world into the even stranger new one.
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
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
This was the first sunny day in a couple of weeks. It rained yesterday and will probably rain tomorrow, but for at least portions of today, there was sunshine and puffy white clouds. I haven't been taking many pictures. Maybe it was the damp cold and the endless rain and dark gray skies. A pair … Continue reading A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR THE GOLDFINCH – Marilyn Armstrong
You know the weather is warm very early because we have a crop of fledgling and adolescent Goldfinch. The very young ones show only a hint of yellow. They look closer to grey than yellow. It's interesting having a whole new generation and it's just the beginning of March. At this rate, we'll have more … Continue reading YOUNG AND MATURE GOLDFINCHES – Marilyn Armstrong
Try not to let your shock show, but in the morning we had a flock of red House Finches, but by afternoon, an awful lot of Goldfinch had found their way home again. Between one thing and another, I managed to take a few pictures. It turns out that Goldfinch are the ultimate feeder birds. … Continue reading A FLOCK OF BRIGHT YELLOW BIRDS – Marilyn Armstrong
This is not the first major storm on the second day of December. There was a blizzard in Boston in December in the mid-1990s. The thing is, when we got significant early snow, it generally means that it's going to be a rough winter. A snowy winter. Last year was, as we say around here, … Continue reading BIRDS AND THE FIRST SNOW WITH ONE SQUIRREL — Marilyn Armstrong