Cloudy Weather

It has been raining a lot lately, mostly at night. It’s cold, the winds are insane and the weather is gloomy. Did I mention that it snowed quite a bit yesterday? Our weather is so unpredictable, making it hard to get used to. Some fascinating creatures seem to emerge from hiding after a good rainfall…

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Rescued Hummingbird

This afternoon we rescued a hummingbird from the garage. The tiny bird went in while we were all busy in the backyard and some how couldn’t get out even though the doors were wide open. For almost fifteen minutes, it kept flying high hitting the ceiling and becoming distressed. It seems that these tiny birds…

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Garden Orb Spider

The Summer vacation has come and gone. The kids are once again back to school and I’m finding it hard to believe that September will soon be here. Mother Nature has been so wonderful lately that I didn’t get to do much in the garden. After Wednesday’s light rain however, I had some clean up…

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Great Ash Sphinx Moth

As I was collecting leaves from my Raywood Ash tree a couple of weeks ago to feed the Hummingbird Moth Caterpillar we were raising in a kit, I spotted something slightly different on a leave. On a closer inspection I realized it was a caterpillar similar to the tomato caterpillar. I later found that it…

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One Interesting Afternoon

I have kept busy finishing a few backyard projects and tending to my Gardens. We finally caught one of the many Pocket Gophers which have been digging holes and leaving mounds of dirt all over my front yard. What a relief! I found a couple of holes at the far end of my backyard and…

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