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Sunday, September 4, 2011


hummingbird dining
I have a fairy garden outside of my office window.It is probably 10 feet by 8 feet and filled with lots of herbs and flowering plants.   I speciificaly chose plants that would attract butterflies and dragonflies to the area. I was so surprised when I began noticing humming birds. They seem to like the echinacea and the bee balm that is growing well .
As I have said in previous blogs, I believe that when animals cross our paths they have specific messages to teach us. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

heron rookery

About two weeks ago, my husband and I were visiting family in Concord, Ma. I  love visiting up there since there are so many things  to see . Walden Pond is about 15minutes away and  once again, I really appreciated   the words of Thoreau as I walked around the water.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. 

In these times where we all seem to hurry  to experience the very best next thing, it is so nice to remember Thoreau's words.

I also visited a heron rookery which was  in the town of Concord. I have had a love affair with all things heron for a very long time. We have a heron sculpture at the end of our driveway. I frequently see herons while I walk along the canal  tow path and I am in awe by their stillness and concentration. I photographed  two immature herons that were waiting for their breakfast from their parents.  If you would enjoy additional photos of a rookery there are some great images on this Audoubon website.
video of heron rookery in Richmond , Virginia