American Red Squirrel

American Red Squirrels are characterized by their bushy, dark red tails and their white eye circles. This one was spotted at the bird feeder at my cousin’s vacation home in western North Carolina. However, none of us had ever seen a Red Squirrel before. Where I lived in northern Indiana for many years, the squirrels…

Like a wildflower

“May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.” (Native American blessing)

Here is the world…

The past two years have been filled with difficulties and hardships and terrible things around the world. They also have been filled with much beauty and love. Cheers to the New Year, as we look ahead with courage to whatever might come our way.

A little Autumn color

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Bronte

Late October

Brilliant colors on the Red Maple this year “I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.” – Leif Enger

Beauty is a fragile thing

It looks like a Luna Moth except that it is brown instead of green. And its wings appear to be very fragile, like brown leaves or even thin brown paper. “Beauty is a fragile thing.” (Ovid)

The little things in life

“Happy are those who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life.” (Author unknown)

The Hawk Feather

I often find hawk feathers on my property. This one was on my gravel driveway, but I left it alone because according to the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is illegal to own hawk feathers or to remove them from one’s property. However, by the next day it had disappeared anyway. “Lean forward into…

The Blessing Jar

It’s been a difficult year and a half and would have been even without the COVID virus: Major structural repairs to my house. The final hospitalization and passing of my husband after 4 years of ongoing medical issues including a series of strokes. The declining health of my 92-year-old father and having to handle storm…

A little flower

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ― Hans Christian Anderson Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day