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August 17, 2011


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Margaret, oh, the joys of a natural yard!


Nice -- I left some milkweed standing in the yard for the butterflies, and was rewarded not only with Tiger Swallowtails, but with a hummer going from cluster to cluster!

The Zen Birdfeeder

John - I think our cameras have had similar subjects lately! Thanks for your nice comments.


Wonderful captures Nancy! I love photographing these little jewels.

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.