Hard To Swallow?

While using some of the “extra” day this weekend to do a little sprucing up of The Aerie’s yard, The Beloved noticed that we have taken on some new houseguests this summer. Swallows. Most famously renowned in southern California for “returning to Capistrano”, it seems one family has made a home under the eave at…

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Frame-a-palooza!

Some of you may recall the picture of Black Mesa in New Mexico that we purchased last month to go on the wall by the piano.  When that arrived we wanted to take it to get framed and realized that we had a large build-up of other things that we also wanted to get framed.…

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Another Afternoon Visitor

So, there I was, trying to beat Cori at WordTwist while Penny was asleep in her crate when there came a flutter.  And I mean a bigtime whooshwhooshwhoosh flutter. Yep – bird in the house. (We keep our screenless backdoor open when it’s warm because there aren’t really any bugs to speak of here…)  I…

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VIPs at the WAP

Yesterday was one of my favorite days at The Aerie – it was the Beloved’s birthday!  As a treat to herself, she took the day off from work and we decided to spend part of the day using one of her Christmas presents that I had gotten for her – a VIP tour to the…

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Bird Brains

It probably comes as little surprise to many of you, but I’ve always liked the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”.  In it, the avian population around Bodega Bay begin acting a little oddly.  Pretty soon, they all flock to put the hurt on the human population for no apparent reason.* Stop Touching The Nest, Jimmy!…

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Friday Afternoon Visitor

Look who stopped by outside my office window this afternoon.  Maybe looking for a little late lunch? Friday Vistor1 Friday Visitor2 Pretty sure it's a red-tailed hawk, they're the most common raptor here.  Glad I'm not a mouse. Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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Guess Who Stopped By For Breakfast?

The State Bird! This morning when I came downstairs at The Aerie to start coffee and mentally prepare for another difficult day of NFL Playoff watching, I noticed the usual assortment of little sparrows and mourning doves at the hanging feeder.  Except, one of those doves wasn’t a dove at all… Breakfast Happily, I observed,…

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Sentinel

One of the things that we enjoy in our tiny backyard at The Aerie is feeding the birds.  We have a couple of different feeders – one for seed that attracts all sorts of sparrow-like birds as well as some jays and another for the fairly rare (but seen) western orioles. But by far, our…

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