Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Holiday Hiatus

It's that time of year when there's so much going on inside but little happening outside, that I find myself at a loss at what to post here.  Time for a hiatus!  
But if you are just finding my blog and want to start at the beginning here's a link to my first blog and you can read from there.  Also check out some of the popular posts in the sidebar or visit some of the blogs I like to read that are listed there as well.

Happy Holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year - to you and yours.  See you again in 2013!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Harvest Monday

Look what I got out of the vegetable garden on Saturday: young mesclun, some spinach and three carrots for a nice salad for Sarah to take to a friend's house for dinner.  See other harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Favorite - Squirrels

You have to love them.  They provide us so much entertainment and now that they don't bother the birdfeeders it's only right that I give them their own feeder.

I have a wind chimes hanging from this corn feeder so I hear them when they jump onto it.

It hangs from this small beech tree and they like to jump from the stump on the left to the feeder.

They don't stay on the feeder for long so I couldn't catch this one quite in focus before it was on its way to bury the corn kernel somewhere in our yard.  I always wonder if they really find what they have buried months later.

Such expressive faces and poses makes them a Friday favorite at this time of year.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Our President has won a second term.  Let's all heed his words:

What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth. The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That's what makes America great.