Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Newsletter - 6/1/10

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Hello Friends!

We have had so many bird babies fluttering about in the past two weeks, it's amazing!  I am so excited to see every year get better and better on what can be birthed in a backyard wildlife habitat where you garden for the benefit of wildlife.

In the order that the new birds have appeared, we've had Carolina Wrens, Black-capped Chickadees, Gray Catbirds, Eastern Bluebirds, Blue Jays, Cardinals, House Finches and Red-shouldered Hawks. We also have a wren's nest in the teapot hanging by the front porch.  Here's a video of a parent wren feeding the fledgling on our deck.  We put dried mealworms in the pots to help those ferocious appetites (only do this if you don't use chemical fertilizers).

I absolutely love this time of year here in Central Virginia.  Cool mornings and all the free entertainment ... well, there is the cost of the food, but that's less than what we'd be paying for DVD rentals, movie tickets, cable television, etc.  Nothing can beat it for me and my honey of a husband.  It's grand to find joy in the little things.

The photos taken during our trip down to Florida for a spiritual retreat are now online. I've also done posts on a few of the places as you will see in the list of posts below.  Here's the direct links to the photo albums:

Mepkin Abbey - Moncks Corner, SC (a revisit to beautiful gardens along the Cooper River)
Ellel Ministries Campus - Lithia, FL (144 acres of beauty)
Phinizy Swamp Nature Center - Augusta, GA (we saw Great White Herons)
Video:  Macho Mockingbird - Riverwalk, Augusta, GA (protecting his territory from another male)
Downtown Augusta, GA (interesting architecture and riverwalk area)
Hopeland Gardens - Aiken, SC (14 acres of peaceful paths in city park)
Orlando Nature (passing through we saw an osprey nest)
Great Swamp Sanctuary - Walterboro, SC (an oasis in a corner of the city)
Azalea Park with Sculptures - Summerville, SC (downtown park)

Springtime Blessings and Hugs,

New Posts Since Last Newsletter

Dealing with Tragedy (DLW)

Couples Retreat at Ellel Ministries - Lithia, FL

Great Swamp Sanctuary - Walterboro, SC

Azalea Park with Sculptures - Summerville, SC

Remembering The Miracles (DLW)

We Need To Talk

Smelly Compost Pile?

Grace Teaching Us

Why Live More Simply?

How Toxic Is Your Home?

A Weed to Keep in Your Garden

Faith and Expectancy

Watch Birds in Action on YouTube

Tips For Emergency Pet Situations

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