You Know I Have A Thing For Birds

December 12, 2017 by - 8 Comments

One of the pleasures of not having young children any longer is that I get to do crazy things like have a second Christmas tree in the house. Oh, sure. I know many of you overachievers out there started with two (or more!) Christmas trees from Day One, no matter how many children you had …Read More


December 7, 2013 by - 1 Comment

The snow was so deep that I had to put on my rain wellies to keep my socks dry when I went outside to feed the birds Friday evening. Thursday, I had added a big scoop of sunflower seed to the main feeder and jerry-rigged a broken suet feeder so the more adventuresome woodpeckers (we …Read More

The Nest

July 22, 2010 by - 1 Comment

Last summer a house wren nested on our front porch in one of the empty planters on top of the potting table. It wasn’t a terribly organized nest, but it was in a corner, high off of the ground, and so was pretty safe. I spent a fun morning watching the fledglings flinging themselves about …Read More


December 17, 2007 by -

CALLING MR LONELY HEARTS, the novel I’m working on now, is filled with birds. I’m not sure how they came to be there, or why. I could explore the subject, but I’d rather leave it for a reader to discover. Writers are notoriously bad diviners of meaning in their work. I love wild birds. I …Read More