One. Two. Three.

  I was in my studio one morning recently when I looked out to see this.     Three bluebirds fussing it out     over claim to one nest. (Nobody giving an inch.)     I think I’ll just cheer everyone on!*   XXOO *I would...

It’s all in how you look at it.

  You know I do love my South Carolina birds, the bluebirds in particular. They are elegant, tasteful, devoted.     But let me tell you, up here in these North Carolina mountains the world is quite different. We’re learning a great deal about a...

Hope, and Joy, and Love!

I love Spring on Bickley’s Pond. Here, from the big window in my studio, I watch the world come back to glorious life. Everywhere you look there’s something magical to see. I am amazed by the grasses and trees and shrubs, the tiny leaves that appear from...

Day 29: Spring. It’s Coming.

I’ve never been one to invest in mealworms for the bluebirds, something that seems a bit silly when the fact is they bring me a great deal of joy. Still we have a gigantic back yard. On a lake. Surely there are gracious plenty worms and creepy crawlies naturally...

Day 28: The Nest

Now I see it every time I pull in the driveway or walk up the stairs or step out our side porch door. A sweet, empty bird nest, perched ever so perfectly on a long thin branch of our Japanese Maple. It lifts toward the sky, that branch, with a nice view of the...

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