It’s been almost a month since I have been home,
So much has happened, it all seems like a dream.
I miss the old red barn…
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.
The groundhog king sat comfortably in the yard,
and dined on peony petals along with all the members of his family!
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!
- Standing at the Crossroads (Chris Roher’s photos and story of the camping trip and our search for birds)