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September Salads
September Salads

A little extra leaf lettuce for when the weather turns hot, then cool, in a barrel so the critters can’t get it. I just planted the seeds on Sunday, they actually sprouted by Wednesday, this was taken today, Thursday. I had the seed packet tucked into the edge of the barrel, but apparently the cardinal […]

“Morning on the Creek”
"Morning on the Creek", pastel, 22" x 29", 2008 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

A placid morning canoe trip on Chartiers Creek as the sun spills over the top of the hill, and a goose and goslings head upstream. Of course, I couldn’t paint this while paddling, but I kept it in mind for later. I wear a small digital camera around my neck while canoeing and probably spend […]

Wishful Thinking
Violets in spring grass.

“Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.” ~Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada as translated by Eknath Easwaran I’ve never been one to be dissatisfied with the season at hand. What’s the point? I’ll put my energies to more productive activities, or like Moses napping below, taken in March 2004, I’ll […]

Valentine’s Day, a Photo and Poem
two cardinals

What bird matches the colors of Valentine’s Day more than the Northern Cardinal, especially that bright red male cardinal? The female is a browner shade and it might seem unfair that the male gets to be so showy while she is somewhat drab, but the female sits on the eggs while the male flies around […]

‘Tis A Puzzlement
female cardinal in tree

Cardinals can be such intellectuals. . . . . . . . All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested […]

Bright Spot in a Dark Day
male northern cardinal

It was so dark today that even this male Northern Cardinal’s brilliant feathers were dulled down instead of his typical flaming red. He’s tucked into the bare branches inside the spruce while ice pellets are falling, not a nice weather for anyone out there. . . . . . . . All images used on […]

An Unexpected Visitor
deer in wildflowers

Some people may be laughing very hard right now that I was surprised to find a deer in my back yard, considering they seem to be everywhere as we’ve taken over their habitat and they find our landscaping more than edible. But in the 25 years I’ve been here I’ve never even seen a deer […]

Valentine’s Day, a Photo and Poem
two cardinals

What bird matches the colors of Valentine’s Day more than the American Cardinal, especially that bright red male cardinal? The female is a browner shade and it might seem unfair that the male gets to be so showy while she is somewhat drab, but the female sits on the eggs while the male flies around […]

Birds in Air
two sparrows

I was happy for a sunny morning too! The light was just right to be able to catch the birds with a fast shutter speed, so for once I could capture the details of their activity. Some of them look as if they are suspended in air! I absently took photos hoping for the best. […]

Mockingbird
mockingbird

A new visitor at the water bowl on the deck today—a Northern Mockingbird. The temperature fell below zero overnight and this morning when I stepped out to fill the feeders and the water bowl all the birds were very glad to see me. On days when the temperature is below freezing, I heat water to […]