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I woke up this morning with a “wonky head”. That’s what I call it when I have a touch of vertigo. It just seems to make me feel wonky. A “wonky head” is not incapacitating, though. Believe me, I’ve had bouts of vertigo where I spent the entire day in the bed, not moving myContinue reading “JUST ANOTHER DAY”


It is towards the end of January and we are about to enter a period of the “doldrums“, which in common use means a “period of inactivity, stagnation, or depression.” The “doldrums” also is a word used to refer to a belt around the Earth, the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), which is familiar to allContinue reading “IN THE DOLDRUMS”


Sunday morning as I was sitting in my chair having my coffee, I just happened to look out the front window and saw a hummingbird come up to the feeder. I picked up my binoculars and looked at the little hummer and saw it was a male! Rodney has returned! Well, I don’t know ifContinue reading “A WELCOME VISITOR”


Here we are, going on into our third year of the pandemic. Remember back when it started we all thought after two weeks of quarantining it would all be over? We were so clueless! I hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas. It was nice getting together with our fully vaccinated and boostered familyContinue reading “SAME OLD NEW YEAR”


Last Wednesday, as I was putting the finishing touches on my blog, I heard Linda call out something from the living room. I ran in there and she said “Hummer!” Sure enough, there was a tiny little male Rufous Hummingbird at my feeder. I grabbed my camera and got about 3 seconds of video throughContinue reading “ALL ABOUT THE HUMMERS”