The Tree

Maple

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.

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Downy Woodpecker

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For the Love of Nature’s Beauty

Hummingbird

From Summer, 2013

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Blue Shadows

BlueShadows

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Checking Out All the Angles

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Zinnia

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Chloe

Uncooperative subject


In Pursuit of the Peanut

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Enough Already!

Mailboxes

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Time to Go

I love you little snowbird, but it’s time for you to go!

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Black Bird

European Starling

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