Squirrel love

Squirrel love

I know that to many people they're little more than pests, but to me squirrels are the clowns of my yard and I melt like butter whenever I watch one sit up and eat. The truth is that I have an unabashed, gleeful infatuation with these furry little comedians. Maybe it's the little paws holding the treat like a kid might, maybe it's the speed at which...

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The first bird feeder

The first bird feeder

Birds have been a fascination of mine for as long as I can remember. You’d think I had spare time to burn given how much of it I can spend (a.k.a. waste) watching them. You’d also probably think I’d have long ago set up bird feeders and birdhouses all over my yard in order to attract them … you’d be wrong. That obvious step only happened at my house for the first time this spring. Wow… what I’ve been missing!

If asked a few months ago which bird species frequent my yard, I’d have said "robins, sparrows and, once in a blue moon, a cardinal or two." Man oh man was I out of touch. It’s a veritable aviary back there, and all it took for me to notice it was bit of seed and some suet. Needless to say one tube feeder has since quickly grown to...

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Being Fearless

Being Fearless

To blog or not to blog … that’s been a question for a long time. For years I resisted , thinking "no way … I’m too afraid." But of what? Not having anything to say… having too much to say… not knowing how to put my thoughts down in any sort of interesting way? In the end, probably what most people feared before hunkering down to "just do it." So, after a mild "stop being afraid" lecture from a blogging friend, words are being typed and sentences are being formed ... by me!

Being a nature jeweler, living things and natural phenomena always inspire my work and they'll likely inspire much of this blog.

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