The Tree


We planted the small silver maple tree in our brand new suburban backyard over thirty years ago. Fast-growing, we read. It did grow quickly, providing the shade we sought, and leafy branches where birds could nest and forage. Every few years a bumper crop of little “whirlybirds” would rain down from its limbs.
Over time the tree has been ravaged by storms and brutally cut back by yellow-helmeted power company workers, giving it a pretty ragged appearance, especially in winter. But each spring, it clothes itself in beautiful leaves of green that hide its scars. Once again, it  becomes our perfectly imperfect tree.


Downy Woodpecker

kk_day texture used on the woodpecker photo

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Nature Notes

For Notch


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Macro Monday 2

Mr. C


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Weekly Top Shot

She’s a Happy Dog Now

Much to the chagrin of a certain squirrel.



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Wavy Shadows


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Wise Guy


For the Love of Nature’s Beauty


From Summer, 2013

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