For The Birds


My friend Dennis, who works at the Botanical Gardens in NY, sent me this photo. He tells me lots of birds that reside there have become tame enough to take birdseed from the palm of his hand.

(iPhone image- Dennis S.)

September- Person, Place & Thing

farmersmarketportrait01detail-optPerson-  I met this farmer at our town’s local farmer’s market. He had the best tomatoes.

oursouthernfarmhouse-optPlace- We downsized to a small farmhouse built c. 1865-1870. The first owners were the Caldwell family who emigrated from Ireland in 1766. After a long and interesting history (which I’ll share later) it’s now our turn to be caretakers.

tentcaterpillarnest04-optThing- I’ve become fascinated with nests created by tent caterpillars. The structure is so tightly woven a bird can’t penetrate it.

(Photos- Martha Browne)