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home is where the heart is…

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Bloom where you're planted

Bloom where you’re planted.

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flower power

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where there’s a will there’s a way

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Darwin wrote that it is not always the strongest species that survives, or even the most intelligent. The species that survive are the one that prove to be most adaptable. The photo below is one of a survivor.

Bloom where you're planted

Bloom where you’re planted

I just love sunflower seeds

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I know I don't look like a bird, but...

I know I don’t look like a bird, but…

a little exercise

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a few chin-ups

a few chin-ups

uninvited guest

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The bird feeder on my porch here on Snake Mountain has become the place to be seen in the past couple of weeks. And although I thoroughly enjoy all my feathered friends, the antics of my four-footed neighbors are the most entertaining.

giving thanks before my meal

giving thanks before my meal

Snake Mountain conquered by spring

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IMG_2968Spring has officially conquered Snake Mountain. There is now nowhere one can look without seeing the power of new life exploding in every possible direction. A thousand and one shades of green carpet the ridges and plants are working overtime to demonstrate their attractiveness to every passing butterfly, bee and hummingbird.

And speaking of the birds, well, let’s just say love is in the air. From the delightful drumming of the woodpeckers, to the gobble of turkeys, the mountain is alive with the sounds of avian courtship. There is also a noticeable increase in territorial behavior at the feeders, as well.

IMG_2904  For most of the year it is not unusual to see three, four or five species at the feeder all peacefully sharing a meal together. Now, however, there seems to be far more testosterone in the air. The volume and intensity of the bickering has definitely ratcheted up a notch or two.

And the fun part is that it is all happening so fast. Blink and you have already missed something too beautiful to describe, or just too powerful for words.

Sometimes it is easy for us to take nature for granted. But, not on the mountain, not during the invasion of spring. It’s a natural high so completely addictive it is close to incapacitating. It’s probably a blessing that it cannot be bottled, otherwise it would have to be illegal.

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