The Cure for Cowbirds

Yesterday on my walk with Joe, we saw one of the little yellow warblers flitting amongst the branches of a blooming scotch broom. They are so beautiful, with a quick cheerfulness and a loopy small-bird flight pattern – as if they are always skipping or dancing.  We also happened upon a courtship routine of a few brown-headed…

A Bigger Piece of Sky

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Christmas Eve we were the happy recipients of Carolers- who braved our treacherous steps to come into our house to sing and be offered Wassail treats. Christmas coincided with the ebbing of the  more acute chemo side effects- which meant we spent Christmas day playing, & being  happy-…