The Toa of Pug

If you’ve been to this blog before you likely know a few things about me…and one of them is that I am owned by two pugs. I know, I know…if you are not a “dog person” you may find it a bit annoying to see pictures of dogs. And I’m wondering when I turned intoContinue reading “The Toa of Pug”

More about the Birds (numéro cinq)

So I was finally able to capture a couple pictures of the papa bird feeding the baby chicks (the top and bottom photo). And second from the bottom is the mother bird keeping a watchful eye as usual. Their breed was also identified…House Finch (thanks Rita!). And the image below is a closeup of oneContinue reading “More about the Birds (numéro cinq)”

Mother and Child Reunion

A few things first. In the event this is the first you’ve seen these birds this is a continuation of a post I started a week ago regarding birds that have taken residence on my front porch. To see previous posts, click here, here, and here. I’ve been somewhat concerned because I haven’t seen anyoneContinue reading “Mother and Child Reunion”

Squawkin’ for Momma

This post is another continuation of the birds that took up residence on my front porch (click here or here for previous posts). They are really amazing to observe, and also how fast they are growing. I still have not been able to get a good photo of their elusive mother…the minute I step onContinue reading “Squawkin’ for Momma”

The Birds…Two Days Later and Under a Watchful Eye

This is a continuation of a post I entered two days ago regarding these cute little birds that have taken to nest on my front porch. It’s amazing how they’ve grown in just two days…it’s the first time I looked in on them since the previous post, which I believe is right after they hatched.Continue reading “The Birds…Two Days Later and Under a Watchful Eye”

Beautiful and Incredible–but Slightly Inconvenient–Nesting

Okay…firstly, this is incredible. A tiny little bird family on my front porch. But the reason I say it is inconvenient is its location…on a faux bamboo shade to shield the sun from my house on a hot it was 89F/32C. I noticed the bird’s nest starting to take shape a few weeks agoContinue reading “Beautiful and Incredible–but Slightly Inconvenient–Nesting”

Five Quotes from Mary Oliver

Photo credit: Josh Reynolds I have to admit that I was not familiar with the poems of Mary Oliver before this morning. I am currently reading the book, Falling-Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Richard Rohr, when I came across this quote that he had sited: Tell me, what is it youContinue reading “Five Quotes from Mary Oliver”

One Photo One Day Later

This flower was part of a series I posted yesterday. It’s a flower in my next-door neighbor’s front yard. It had rained for a good part of the day and when I came home in late afternoon it had stopped, and as I was unloading my bike in front of my house I saw thisContinue reading “One Photo One Day Later”


That’s Maxwell on the left and Franklin on the right; they are brothers from the same parents but separate litters (Max is a year older). I’ve posted on them before and thought I’d share today’s brief story. That’s their new bed Franklin is lying in. I posted a picture of them both in it hereContinue reading “Pug-Antics”

When I Grow Up…

This photo is a manipulated version of a photo I borrowed from Sustrans. I’m not sure if it is the fact that I turned the big five-oh this past fall, or maybe that my son is approaching college age, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately (as if I didn’t think enough already)…mainlyContinue reading “When I Grow Up…”

Everything is Amazing

Sometimes I just need a good laugh…and this guy makes me laugh. It’s a short clip of comedian Louis C.K. on the Conan O’Brien show some years back poking fun at the fact that everything really is amazing (but nobody is happy). It’s a video that’s been floating around the Internet for a while butContinue reading “Everything is Amazing”