Love is all around.

I am thrilled to report the mallards are back! You remember them, no doubt, the courageous couple who–just last summer–nested beneath the daylilies on the edge of our koi(-less) pond. It was the drama of the season, if you don’t include the saga of...

Eagle Proof: Hello Fall

I’m thinking they’ve summered in the Hamptons is what I thought just yesterday as I considered the Bickely’s Pond eagles, that devoted pair who’ve shared the thrill of their rearing of three broods (six babies) with us. Sightings have been rare...

the walk

You know how crazy I am about my birds. You should see my Daddy. He’s visiting us in South Carolina for the first time in several years, and at the top of our agenda is EAGLE WATCHING. We hung out on the pretty screen porch, fingers crossed, hope hope hoping for...

careful what you wish for

It was so quiet around here all those months between the demise of the great eagle nest and our discovery that (to go with the new nest back there in the woods) there is a new baby eagle. Now it is not so quiet. This baby screams day and night, and it doesn’t...

Welcoming Committee

Sweet Eliza is home for Spring Break, and like the buds that line the limbs of every tree on our daily walk, my heart feels it may burst forth in bloom any moment now. Apparently I am not alone. Look who showed up this morning to welcome her home. Good to see you, my...

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