Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

Bird Songs

Written on May 22, 2018 at 1:28 pm, by

This morning I am enjoying writing this on my deck early in the morning, a gentle breeze blowing, the smell of coffee at my side, Purple Martins greeting me, and hummingbirds keeping me company. My morning started early today, as I woke around five to the Robins early morning song, and my wren on the […]


Written on May 15, 2018 at 11:24 am, by

These past few days I have had several people mention the Rose Breasted Grosbeak. I have not had any at the house, but do have several on the trails.  They are beautiful. The male is very colorful, black head, white and red breast, and black and white wings.  Of course, the same as with many […]

House Sparrows

Written on May 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm, by

I have had several reports of Hummingbirds. I have not had any yet. I put two feeders out on my front porch, and within two days, the House Sparrows had managed to suck all the nectar out of the feeders. Needless to say, I am not happy about House Sparrows.  They also love grape jelly […]

Staying Cool

Written on April 24, 2018 at 10:40 am, by

I guess this week I am not going to mention that we had two days in the high 70’s, and enjoyed those two days.  Once again, we had a Sunday with some sort of precipitation.  This time, it was mostly the nasty white stuff with no sticking.  I think there is something else on the […]


Written on April 17, 2018 at 11:23 am, by

What a change a week makes. Although, as I sit here writing this, rain is falling, and the temperature is 48 degrees, several degrees less than the last two days.  I have noticed several comments on Facebook to get your hummingbird feeders out.  I am still holding out for May 1.  I had a friend […]

Lion’s Roar

Written on April 10, 2018 at 11:57 am, by

Just as I said in last week’s article – I knew that lion was going to roar. It did indeed, with 5 inches of snow here on the trails, and more elsewhere. On a good note, I have had a multitude of birds at the feeder. I knew the Goldfinches would be getting their color […]

April Showers

Written on April 3, 2018 at 5:25 pm, by

April showers brings May flowers. I have not been enjoying these cold, chilly days.  It seems like it just chills a person to the bone. Of course, it would help if the sun shone at least twice a week. I am still seeing quite a bit of activity with my feathered friends.  I actually think […]

Bird Nests

Written on March 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm, by

Where are you spring?  I am getting anxious for the leaves and flowers of spring.  I also enjoy watching those birds build their nests.  From Robins to Baltimore Orioles, there is something different about all birds and their nests. If you pay close attention in the spring, I bet you can at least locate a […]


Written on March 20, 2018 at 1:06 pm, by

This week I had the opportunity to pick up a couple of historical items from a friend in Kahoka.  She wanted to transfer them to the Downing House from the Clark County Museum.  I have enjoyed the history of the Scotland County schools, and a Granger yearbook. I am also interested in the history of […]


Written on March 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm, by

Thoughts this week are of our different pets we have had through years. This particular memory is cat memories.  Many years ago as a child, we always had kitties – not indoor cats, but cats. In later years, my Mom had two or three cats inside for the most part and loved those cats. I […]