Monthly Archives: December 2010

Reflections

It’s been a good year. I’ve spent time enjoying God’s creation.Camping in beautiful Colorado with my family.Celebrating with family.(Front:Me, Anna, Mom, Ruth, Mary, Justin, Maggie, all but Mom & me of course, are my children. Rear: Al, BIL-John, Sister-Lauren, Dad.)Running … Continue reading

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My Top 20 Birds of 2010

When I look back at all the wonderful birds I’ve seen this past year – it was hard to only pick out 20. But here you go. This lovely Magnificent Hummingbird visited our feeder set up at a campground along … Continue reading

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Gardening in December

Admittedly, it’s been a mild fall now winter so far. But my first year experiment with hoop houses is happily successful. We’ve had 12 degree nights. I opened my beds on Christmas Day. Here you can see the inner wire … Continue reading

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Then I discovered the prairie, and a slow healing began.

– Stephen R. Jones, The Last Prairie (2000), Ragged Mountain Press, Camden, ME Prairie SunriseA friendly rancher’s sign to welcoming folks to enjoy his land. Birders are included, but not listed.I participated in the Fort Morgan / Weldona Christmas Bird … Continue reading

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A Nice Lunch

I looked out the window and saw this big hawk doing something on the pole. I was cooking in the kitchen – making cookies.I dashed for my scope and little Canon camera and snuck outside to the front porch. I … Continue reading

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Jack Of All Trades Master Of None. Obviously..

I love photography. I just do. Something about capturing that special moment – sometimes getting something really special – is captivating. But my camera always seems to be *just* out of range of a good close up. Mostly I get … Continue reading

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A Little Wildflower Love And A Hummingbird

We are having a very dry winter here in Colorado – well at least on the plains we are. Not much green happening, nor white, which I kind of like this time of year.I understand the mountains are getting pounded … Continue reading

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Birds And Horses

I went birding the other day on the outskirts of Sylvandale Guest Ranch. There is a bridge across the Big Thompson River that is great access to photograph American Dippers.These two beauties were very curious about what I was up … Continue reading

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Winter Gardening – December

So my garden beds in my hoop houses are coming along. This bed below, got hit pretty hard when we had a 12 degree night. I had put a second cover under the plastic, but it was a shower curtain … Continue reading

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What’s Happening on 1/1/11? The 111th Loveland CBC!

What happens to Birders out in the cold too long..(I think this photo is by Bill Schmoker) From The Audubon Christmas Bird Count Site: ” Citizen Science in Action The 111th Christmas Bird Count: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 to Wednesday, … Continue reading

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