Backyard Note #5 — Feeding the Stock

[From a journal entry dated July 2003] I've been busy hunting for food for our various wildlife guests.  We have been collecting specimens from the Chemung River.  It all started with the set of twenty or so toad tadpoles that we found in a small pool along the bank of the river.  It was water … Continue reading Backyard Note #5 — Feeding the Stock

Prayer Note #20 — On a Snowy Day

What a gloriously complex and intricate world you have made for us to live in, Lord!  I am so very grateful.  The beauty of the white snow blanketing everything and even doing a kind of tight-rope walk along the utility lines and tiny branches of the trees seems to somehow blanket and soothe my busy … Continue reading Prayer Note #20 — On a Snowy Day

Backyard Notes #4

He (or she) seems quite at ease and dignified in the photographs of him strutting across our front lawn.  I have only the pictures to go by.  I was at work during his visit.  My son took the pictures.  That our imperious visitor was a Cooper's hawk was plain almost immediately.  What made his visit … Continue reading Backyard Notes #4