The large black oak stands alone in the field. It is a survivor. The tree was spared when the rest of the forest was cut to create a pasture.
Summer seems like an odd time for birds to migrate north. Most are wrapping up breeding and preparing for the southward trek.
Tumblers and tipplers, homers and carriers, pouters and rollers all testify to the close association between pigeons and their relatives and people.
Home construction is up in my neighborhood, or I should say, in my yard.
If you want to strike terror into the heart of a developing birder, shout "Peeps!"
Conifer diversity is great in our region, and I'll bet many of you have stopped along the highway to gather foot-long sugar pine cones.
The light was fading fast on a winter-shortened day, and the frost that never quite melted was already repairing its losses.
In January, it was time to drag out the ladder and prune the apple trees. It may have been cold, but the chore has its rewards.
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