14-Day Blogging Challenge: Day 7
“What My Favorite Book or Movie Is, and Why”
Nature is one of the things with which I love connecting. I’ve enjoyed learning and each year find more to learn about the birds which live in our area. Each year I pay attention to their migration patterns.
At Horowitz Hacienda in the Pines there are birdhouses hanging on trees, the fence, shepherds hooks, and pergola. In the garden, we also sometimes paint birdhouses for some of the birds to nest. Birdbaths and feeders have also been placed. There’s a satisfying feeling in caring for and feeding the birds. Each day is beautiful waking to the sounds of the birds. Mourning doves cooing. Wrens and Chick-a-dees chirping a beautiful melody.
Afternoons, relaxing on the porch, sipping iced tea or lemonade. I watch for the birds in flight, while glancing through and reading one of my favorite books.
Sharing in this 14-Day Blogging Challenge: Day 7, one of my favorite book is “Birds in Your Backyard: A Birdlovers Guide to Creating a Garden Sanctuary” by Robert Dolezal. For bird enthusiasts (or would be bird enthusiasts) it is a comprehensive guide, richly illustrated, and provides food for thought on planning and planting with the rewarding experience of enhancing a yard into becoming garden sanctuary. There’s lots of information about identifying birds, their markings, how they behave, and what foods they like best. At feeding time, it’s a magnificent sight watching the birds eat. Sometimes I’ll photograph their activity. The spectacular goldfinch fluttering to and from the thistle feeder. Various species of birds favoring certain feeder foods. Some eat from feeders, some even from the ground.
It’s always a sight watching the squirrels go after the bird food and hang off the feeders,too. I make sure there is food for them at the ground to try to keep them from the feeders. “A little something for everyone!”
The birds at play in the birdbath and shaking off the water, or taking a sandbath are lively. They like both and they can be quite amusing.
Approaching dusk, the magnificent male cardinal in the euonymous tree. Singing his song, the last I hear, in our garden sanctuary, to say goodnight.
I’d also love to know: What is your favorite book or movie, and why?