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Slate Dragon Scale

    Slate gray¬†dragon scale, feathered white flashing phoenix tail. Translucent ivory belly and under, pale pink beak, happy to plunder. Song a short trill, in flight a sharp buzzy tzeet, silly dark-eyed¬†junco.     There are five sub-species groups … Continue reading

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Wind Chill 30 below … active northern birds

If I were a bird I think I’d fly south for the winter … but maybe not. Maybe the snow is exhilarating (that would be one word for it), maybe black sunflower seeds are so much tastier than warm, mushy … Continue reading

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Chickadees at My Feeder

Bold swoop, glimmer of wing and very proper coloring. Delirious laugh, dee dee dee, plays crazy winter tunes. Cold phoenix, the opposite of calm possessed. I click, click, click my shutter, randomly capture, un-capture Their happiness. Did you ever try … Continue reading

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The snow is rising – on the deck, anyone?

Snowing, blowing, drifting and sifting into everything. But for a little perspective, take a look at my deck from different times this winter. It’s March. Last year it was in the high 70s, this year 20s and blowing snow. Deck … Continue reading

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OK, I’m ready for Spring now

More snow. Enough shoveling already. The winter wonderland theme is getting old. White fluffy cold stuff gracing the boughs of pines and tops of fences just isn’t as romantic as it was several months ago. How many more weeks of … Continue reading

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Heavy, Amazing Frost visited Wester Ave last night

Monochromatic adds a new and different view of the world. It’s not hard to envision the Snow Queen swooping in to land behind her team of swans, although it seemed more like she’d be pulled by ravens. There was a … Continue reading

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Brown – northern Wisconsin after the color is gone

After the excited burst of leafy color falls, in the always too early rain and windy deluge of autumn, ending up skittering over the previously undecorated ground and across the roads, comes brown. Rich shades of brown from gold to … Continue reading

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