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Baby Blue Jay Bath

This past summer we were lucky enough to be the home to six baby blue jays (maybe more it was difficult to keep track).  It was fun to watch them grow up.  I think most of the six have gone, but I...

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Hummingbird Tongues

So my friend who writes Zebra Sounds included the fact that hummingbirds have tongues in her ”10 Things You Might Not Know“ post recently.  I learned this after having watched them at our feeders...

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Hummingbirds In Our Yard

I love to watch our hummingbirds.  I have always wanted to try to film them.  I know it is almost impossible given our equipment and our yard, but I thought I would try.  Yes, I know I posted...

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Silhouettes

I love these.  At first I was disappointed because you can’t actually see the colors, but I looked at them again, and, I like them.   Look, you can see the tiny feet.   He’s not landing because he...

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Baby Blue Jays – August 2009

We have recently had baby blue jays surface.  For the most part I don’t even know they are there.  When they do make noise it is hilarious.  I can’t tell how many there are.  I think there are at least...

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Assessing the Threat Level – Can it eat us?

Our cat is an indoor cat. She does not go outside. I honestly feel that cats should be able to go outside. There are so many fun things for cats to experience; butterflies, grass, fences, frogs,...

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Some April 2012 Backyard Happenings

To me life is about learning.  I have learned a few things since I started my Nia Class on Monday in Campbell in the evenings and my Nia Class on Saturday.  It is much better for me to have Monday’s...

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Stuff Happens In Life As Do Moments

I had to rearrange my Nia Classes this week and next week because stuff happens in life.  You know that right?  You have a plan, just cruising a long and something happens.  Sometimes it is just a...

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Re-visiting Our Yard

I love our yard.  It is very small, but often very full of activity.  This year we have new visitors to our yard.  I know that we have had one once or twice, that I have seen, in the past.  But this...

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Another Case Where Less Might Be More

One day I was in the store and I decided to buy sugar.  I was in the Grocery Outlet.  Do you have those in your area?  Have you ever been to one?  My parents used to go and I wrinkled my nose at that,...

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Hummingbirds On A BEAUTIFUL Day

Wow.  We are having the best weather here in the South Bay Area.  It is June and I have my windows open!  Usually it is too hot and we have everything shut up until it cools down.  At about 8:30 or...

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Easy To Clean, Perhaps Not So Easy To Drink From

I have written about how my hubby and I feed the hummingbirds. I have written about their tongues. I have written about the sugar we use.  I have shared them being in our yard. In one of those posts...

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Quick Re-Visit Of Somethings

I have some follow up information on some of the posts I have posted: I made another batch of Sweet and Savory Mixed Nuts, actually I made two.  I made one like before actually sweet and savory, and I...

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No Fast Food In Our Yard!

We have yard animals. I like to feed the animals that come in the yard. I like to feed them because I feel bad that all of the land that is around our house and neighborhood that was once orchards and...

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I Miss The Babies

There was a period of time that there was a family of blue jays that would nest in the our neighbor’s trees. They would come once a year and have babies. I think they did that for about three years. I...

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Whose Feeder Is This?

This is from a long time ago. We kept having orioles on the hummingbird feeder. They used to pick the yellow flowers off the hummingbird feeder. So we bought them an oriole feeder. But they like the...

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A Little More Brave

It was way before 2008 that I first noticed an oriole on our hummingbird feeder.  I didn’t know what it was then.  I got a picture of one on a feeder in 2008.  I don’t know that I saw any more for...

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Oriole In The Bath

Once a month after stretch class, on the last Thursday of the month, a group of us meets for coffee. Sometimes it is a very small group and sometimes it is much bigger, but it is a way for us to keep...

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Too Young To Squawk

This past weekend we were up at my parents’ house preparing for an estate sale. Some of the neighbors were having a garage sale, so we decided to put out a few items. While we were hanging out hoping...

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Gotta Keep An Eye On Those Peacocks

Recently I was picnicking with friends and we had a visitor. He was VERY close and I was not entirely comfortable. My friends did not understand my discomfort, but I am thinking they were not entirely...

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