Well, what you're having is an intimate experience with birds. Most people don't get to do that because usually you need binoculars - good ones - or even a telescope to see what the birds are up to. When they're right there in front of you like that, they're just fascinating, even the ordinary ones. … Continue reading The empty nest.
When we moved into our now 108 year old house, I stood at the top of the basement stairs and said, in a kind but authoritative voice: "Ok, spiders, here's the deal. Don't mess with us, and we won't mess with you." I proceeded to explain (to the air, yes, I know) that I wouldn't … Continue reading The peaceable kingdom.