"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens."

Carl Jung


On The Nightstand
  • Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
    Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
  • A Wolf Called Romeo
    A Wolf Called Romeo
  • The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
    The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

Canopy Dwellers

wood peewee calling

swallowtails basking above

scarlet tanagers


There's No Place Like Home

 We'd planned on visiting Tawas Point SP today, but decided to postpone our visit and stick close to home instead, since the winds were gusting out of the northeast. I don't have a list written up of todays' fallout of migrants that passed through our property on very stiff cold winds; I pretty much just sat back all bundled up and enjoyed the show from our deck, amazed at the many different age groups and the variances in plumages.   My hubby counted 57 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and 38 Baltimore Orioles vying for space around our feeders. (And this was just on one side of the house)  They fed hard and furiously as we have yet another freeze warning in the forecast for tonite. We now have at least 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and they were a constant presence at the hanging flowers and feeders as well.

Even though I know there are much 'birdier' places than our woods right now, and like any other bird watchers we always enjoy visiting favored areas to view the passage of spring migrants,  I find it very comforting and rewarding to spend as much time as possible appreciating and savoring the beauty that lives within this space that we call home.

(Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.  ~R.W. Emerson~)




Close Encounters 


pumping tail erect

rusty cap throat of yellow

greetings palm warbler