Jac Is Here —

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We have a new critter in the Yard, a Field Mouse. Seems my Cinderella (Anna), who said “I do” to me 50 years ago this month, has accepted the mouse as part of the Yard family. As long as the … Read More

Vibration —

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Our property is alive. Not just in the plant livingness sense, it’s also alive in the vibration sense. I have always had a kinship with trees and plants, especially when I feel a need to touch trees that I am about … Read More

Progress —

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In two previous entries for the Backyard Life I made mistakes.  The two incorrect entries were in Born Interloper and “Grandmother.”  We subsequently learned that the bird in the Born Interloper entry was not a Blue jay but rather a Tufted Titmouse. … Read More

Butterfly —

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When a Butterfly lands on a flower does it know the experience of pain and worry? Is it consumed with the trappings of daily life? Is it nothing more than a higher form of stone without thought, feeling, just an … Read More

Unruffled Feathers —

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As expected our daily Blue jay visitor has sloughed-off the large wing feather that looked like a vertical stabilizer for a few days.  Our Unruffled Feather friend still flies beautifully and it is a pleasure watching the bird swoop back … Read More

Ruffled Feathers —

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Seems we all get Ruffled Feathers at one time or another.  Such is the case with our favorite Blue jay visitor who stopped for sustenance.  The additional vertical stabilizer did not create a problem moving around the yard, in fact … Read More

Serendipity —

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I have been a photographer for many years and have traveled quite a bit to find the subjects that interested me or that I needed for a job.  Anna’s Yard had been an eye opener for me because all the … Read More

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