More Feathered Backyard Visitors

Grey Bushtit

Grey Bushtit

Well, we put finally the birdseed out, but our backyard visitors seem to prefer the seeds of the Douglas Fir instead, and are constantly flitting about from there to the fruit trees. I wonder what’s going to happen when the birdfeeder goes up.¬†Will they ignore the nommy fruit and nut suet treat, too? (They’re ignoring the birdhouse too, although the bumblebees who have taken over may have something to do with it). The nectar in the hummingbird feeder has not been touched since it was cleaned and put back up a few weeks ago. Perhaps we are being too subtle. Should we also invest in neon signs and a marching band? Continue reading

Daily Prompt: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (mu...

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No one is perfect; everyone has at least one weakness. But without imperfection, there would be no goal to strive for, no progress to be made to improve.

My least favourite personal quality in others is their inability to keep their word. Ultimately, it is deeds that matter to me more than words, but a promise to do something is equally golden, and an inviolate contract, whether written or unwritten. Too many times, I have heard lofty, unrealistic words from others who love to utter them, more than they like to honour the letter if not the spirit of those words.  Continue reading