Nothing makes me happier than nature and being outdoors. When I have free time, you can usually find me watching the birds at the feeder, taking a walk around the yard, or tending to my garden in the summer. We live on seven acres that include a pond and woods and we are surrounded by farm fields. This is a record of the sights and sounds of nature around me.

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Surviving

May 13, 2021
Time: 7:40am Temp: 48F Wind: S light Sky: Sunny My brother in-law passed away last October and the family handed out spruce seedlings to plant in his memory. Honey and I each took one, but it was a couple of weeks before I planted them. I marked the spots and forgot about them, until today.…
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  • 5, 6 Pick Up Sticks
    March 30, 2021
    Time: 7:&0am Temp: 30F Wind: W 15-20 Sky: Cloudy Last evening it was 72F when I went for a second walk. No jacket! But the wind was howling and gusting to close to 40mph. The wind continues today, but not as strong. All the wind causes all the dead twigs and branches to fall from…
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  • Chives
    March 29, 2021
    Time: 7:30am Temp: 41F Wind: S 15-20, gusting to 30 Sky: Mostly Sunny It is supposed to get near 70 today before crashing 40 degrees with a cold front. I heard the warning call of the wood duck, a red-winged blackbird, and the mourning dove serenaded me once again when I awoke. I hear the…
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  • Nature-Palooza!
    March 28, 2021
    Time: 4:30 pm Temp: 42F Wind: N 5-10 Sky: Sunny About a quarter inch of rain yesterday. The northeast part of the state got 5" of snow!! So I'm relieved we only had rain. Lots of nature observations today. The morning started with the cooing of a mourning dove. Sometimes they overwinter, but not ...
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  • It’s Coming
    March 27, 2021
    Time: 8:30am Temp: 43F Wind: E light Sky: Cloudy More rain is moving in so our usual weekend afternoon walk was moved to the morning. Note to self: There is way more traffic and people (too many) on the route in the morning. On the walk we saw lots of red-winged blackbird, a pair of…
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  • All for None
    March 26, 2021
    Time: 7:50am Temp: 28F Wind: N 5-8 Sky: Cloudy Much colder today than anticipated. The birds were particularly quiet, only heard a red-bellied, a single cardinal and a faraway jay. The juncos have not yet left, it is still winter. I am dragging today. I am not happy today. The governor is opening...
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  • Fog
    March 25, 2021
    Time: 7:50am Temp: 30F Wind: Calm Sky: Partly Cloudy; Ground Fog The rain has moved through, 1.2". Saw a male mallard in the pond last night. This morning was covered in ground fog, which made for pleasant scenery. Cardinals and robins made their presence known. The tiny buds on the understory tr...
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  • Rain
    March 24, 2021
    Time: 7:40amTemp:  40F Wind: N Light Sky: Clouds and Rain It has been raining since yesterday noon. A light, steady rain. We've received just over an inch so far. I didn't walk my usual this morning, we'll try after supper since the rain should end by then. Dog is a real wimp when it comes…
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  • Damp Start
    March 23, 2021
    Time: 7:45am Temp: 41F Wind: E 5 Sky: Cloudy 0.10 " rain overnight. Estimated total rainfall 1-2" would be great! We'll see how it pans out. After work yesterday I made and ate supper, washed dishes, caught up on the news of the day. And then it was only 6:15! So dog and I went…
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  • Start to a Good Week
    March 22, 2021
    Time 7:50am Temp: 36F Wind: S Light Sky: Sunny, ground fog The wind finally died down overnight. We did not receive any rain. Another chance tonight. The cardinals and robins were singing before sunrise. While walking I heard several killdeer, crows, cardinals, robins chickadees, and sandhill cra...
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