Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Porch Time

The long winter is over here in Vermont. Once again we are the Green Mountain state. Once again we can have porch time without sitting outside in a snowsuit! The dogs even like porch time. They actually stay on the porch intil they see the wild rabbits bouncing around on their field, and try to go join them.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Spring in Vermont

After a long winter buried in snow, we relish spring time here in Vermont.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

We experienced several heavy rains Saturday. During a break in the rain, the sun peaked out and we were treated to a beautiful rainbow that ended in the mountains.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Squirrel Proof Yes, Bear Proof No

I love this squirrel proof bird feeder that once belonged to my Dad. We had many laughs watching the squirrels at his place dine at this feeder, despite the fact that it was designed to be squirrel proof! I was enjoying the beautiful birds dining at the feeder on my field until the other day. While sitting on the porch in the early morning with my cup of coffee, I noticed it was gone and the pole holding the feeder was bent towards the ground. After wandering around, I found the feeder over the bank, in pieces, empty. The bird feeder is not bear proof. Only a bear could have done this. Should have listened to the outdoor columnist and removed the feeder when he advised doing so a few weeks ago!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The hills are alive with the sound of music

Sitting outside at dawn reminds me of my school days when I played in the band. Before band, the bandroom was in pandemonium with everyone warming up their instruments. Drums banging, tuba providing the bass, all the woodwinds and bass practicing scales. The warm up at dawn is courtesy of all the spring birds. A wood cock provides the occasional buzz. The Hermit thrush, Vermont's state bird, has returned with his beautiful scales. The chickadees provide question and answer "phobee"s and the robins provide the back ground melody with their broken record tunes. Add to this a few shrill warblers and an occasional gobble from a Tom turkey, and it sounds just like the band room!