Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Now it All Seems Like a Dream

1. catbird-kab Gray Catbird in Colchester, June 6, 2013

It’s been almost a month since I have been home,

So much has happened, it all seems like a dream.

2. barn-kab 

I miss the old red barn…

 

3. peonies-kab 

And along the white picket fence

The peonies were in bloom in their last days of glory.

I’m so glad I got to see them.

 

4. groundhog-kab 

The groundhog king sat comfortably in the yard,

and dined on peony petals along with all the members of his family!

 

5. robin-kab

And every morning the robin sang

and kept his eye on me while I sat at the table in the yard,

and soaked in the memories of then and now.

 

It has been exactly a month since I took these pictures on my first day home in Colchester! I set about filling mom’s bird feeders and enjoying the cool weather! So many things happened during my month in New England and I know these posts are all out of sequence but hopefully you can get a feeling for the time and the place and enjoy the birds I saw.

Since being home in Tucson I have continued to have adventures and count birds. Last week I went camping for the first time in 20 years and this evening I took a walk around the neighborhood and discovered some new birds for my neighborhood, including a Western Flycatcher and a Gray Vireo. The quail have hatched a new family of 6 chicks in my backyard again and so far all 6 chicks are doing well. I plan on posting more often in the next few weeks because Gus and I have plans for a fun trip sometime in September! Where? You will just have to wait and see! Meanwhile, please come back because…There Will Be Birds!

14 comments:

  1. Peonies I miss intensely and feel the poignancy of your visit and loss of the everyday things of your memories.

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  2. Arija, you are so sweet! I wish I could send you some peonies. I miss them too and was so happy I got to CT when I did. Within a week they were all gone by!

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  3. Hi Kathie Just discovered you blog and joined and look forward to see more of the birds you find in your neck of the world. I loved the Peonies and the Robin singing every morning would have been lovely.

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    1. Margaret, why thank you! It is so nice to have you visit and I do hope you will come back! These scenes are from my trip to Connecticut in June. I live in Tucson now and often post about the birds of the Sonoran Desert and beyond!

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  4. Peonies adorned my mom's yard, too. I sure miss them, and her. Glad you had a great visit.

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    1. KaHolly, Thanks, I did. And don't peonies just spell summer in the Northeast!

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  5. The peonies are beautiful. It is amazing how fast time goes by. I use to love camping, but now my body hurts at the thought of sleeping on the ground even with an air mattress. Happy Birding!

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    1. Eileen, I love the experience but I was cold and uncomfortable sleeping on the ground. I wouldn't want to do it every day, but I would do it again. Thanks!

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  6. Wonderful. You came at the right time of year. I'm so glad we were able to meet up when you were here. We enjoyed the time we spent with you so much! I hope to see you again. :)

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    1. Lin, I had such a good time that day and hope to get to those posts soon! Thank you for such a wonderful time!

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  7. There's no time like summertime! That's what dreams are made of.

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  8. I'll bet that groundhog created havoc. It's no big deal to be out of time sequence, just as long as you keep on sharing.

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    1. Gaelyn, the groundhog ate all the cosmos I planted for mom. a bit of researched revealed cosmos are their FAVORITES!

      I had to get over the sequential thing. Now I am just trying to keep a balance of writing about what is happening NOW and what has already happened. I am finding my stride and going with the flow! Thanks for the encouragement!

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.