Summer 2018

Oh, now it’s just showing off.

Hardy hibiscus, June 2018.

There’s been a lot going on around here. Yes, we took a two-week trip to Dublin, and yes, a week after we got back I left Gerry with the yard and the animals and went off to Chicago with my daughter-in-law for five days. I have plenty to say about both those trips, but right now I’m catching up on work. Talk to you soon …

The Molt

I love “my” birds. Even when they’re molting. Actually, especially when they’re molting.

Young cardinal in molt.

They look a bit pitiful—but really, they’re just getting on with it. There’s probably a life lesson there, yeah?