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I’m back, my friends! As you may have noticed, I took the summer off from blogging. The reason I did this was to give myself, and you, a break. I was beginning to feel like my blog posts were the exact same, year after year. Also, I promised Linda I would do more to helpContinue reading “THE SOUTHERNER IS BACK!”


I have been desperately watching my hummingbird feeder for the past couple of weeks and it seems that they have gone somewhere. I haven’t seen any for the past week or so, and when that happens I begin to go into Bird Withdrawal. It’s a real condition that us birders get quite often when ourContinue reading “WHERE DID THEY GO?”


Spring is always an interesting time here in the Pacific Northwest. It is so different from North Carolina. Back there, a lot of the trees, bushes, and flowers will have already been in bloom for quite some time. Out here, we are just now getting some of them to bloom and a lot still haveContinue reading “THE WAY OF MAY”


It’s time for another edition of Wayback Wednesday! This is when I post some pictures from my past and tell the story behind them. I’ve been thinking about this subject for a while now, so I thought this would be a good time to post it. The subject of today’s post is Chimney Rock StateContinue reading “WAYBACK WEDNESDAY”


There are two times of the year when it is especially exciting to be a “birder” (someone who loves birds). They are Fall Migration and Spring Migration. These two events give us the opportunity to see birds that we don’t see during the rest of the year. Some of them stay for a few monthsContinue reading “SPRINGTIME BIRDS”