...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)


June Hunter's blog

Hey there Readers,

My apologies for the lapse between posts.  It's been busy-busy-busy here.
I'm aiming to do a belated birthday blog this weekend, but I also have some other writing assignments I really have to tackle, so if I don't get around to it, suffice to say, the big 3-7 was quite lovely.  Thank you to my wonderful family, and to my fantastic niece Kaylee, who "quacked" the birthday song for me.  (I love being her Aunt Ducky!)  

For now, though, I wanted to tell you about a fabulous blog, definitely worth a browse when you have the time.  June Hunter is in Vancouver, BC, and she takes AMAZING photos, makes beautiful nature and bird-inspired jewelry, and my favorite of all -- she's a great observer of crows.


Grab a cup of something warm and hang out with June.
And Hank.  And his mate Vera.



bees alive!

Talk about a bee-autiful site...!
I was absolutely ecstatic to see
so many of our honeybees
on a warm day last weekend,
buzzing out of the hive to take cleansing flights.
These bees are from our "wild" top bar hives,
bees that I did not interfere / intervene with,
I simply provided them a home
and let them do what they know how to do.
My only intervention was to wrap the hive and surround it with hay bales
for the winter...

As messed up as climate change is,
maybe this unusually mild winter
will work out favorably for the bees.

They're alive and hanging in there...!
 Let's hope that if they've made it through February,
they can make it through the rest of the winter...