Will it be survival of the fittest or of the most diligent seeker?

Nobody’s very happy about it. When a bear and her cub found their way into our back yard last week, I knew it was past time to put away the bird feeders for the summer. But you should see the looks I’ve been getting…         Sorry guys, but this lunch counter is closed forContinue reading “Will it be survival of the fittest or of the most diligent seeker?”

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The squeaky wheel… or bird!

Depending on where you look, you can find various definitions of raucous: making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise; loud and unpleasant to listen to; behaving in a very rough and noisy way; disagreeably harsh or strident; hoarse, screeching, squawky, grating, jarring, brassy; boisterous and disorderly. The Steller’s Jay is a raucous bird. There’sContinue reading “The squeaky wheel… or bird!”

Queries and Submissions… Oh, my!

It’s a no-brainer: writers love to write. Find a plot or an interesting character lurking in the brain’s back room and away we go, plotting (or not) and happily unravelling story complexities for hours, days, probably weeks… to the exclusion of all sorts of potential distractions. Housework? It can wait. Family? They’ll understand. Grocery shopping?Continue reading “Queries and Submissions… Oh, my!”

Lineup at the Non-existent Birdfeeder and Breakfast Bar

The first seconds after I waken from a deep sleep are always fuzzy, so Friday morning when the birdfeeder that hung a few inches outside my bedroom window began to rattle and zing, I muttered into my pillow about energetic Jays and their pre-dawn appetites. Not that I said anything quite that polite. It wasContinue reading “Lineup at the Non-existent Birdfeeder and Breakfast Bar”

The Precarious Part of Mondays

Monday. Ahhhh! 🙂 How many times have you heard me say I love Mondays? The promise of a new week, a fresh start, and a new page… the phrases may be clichés, but they’re all true… for me. The problem is, not everyone feels this way. My exuberance can be grating for others. Some peopleContinue reading “The Precarious Part of Mondays”

Still Saturday: Creation’s Voice

. All creatures of our God and King Lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia! Alleluia! . . Let all things their Creator bless, And worship Him in humbleness, O praise Him! Alleluia!
 . . Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, And praise the Spirit, Three in One! O praise Him! OContinue reading “Still Saturday: Creation’s Voice”