not so big house

i spotted this little dwelling today.  the nest is carefully and beautifully lined with cattail fluff–so inviting.  i think it belonged to a very artful little yellow warbler.

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    aren’t nests amazing

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  • Sylvie says:

    I love your blog’s aesthetic, your lovely home, and this post. My husband found one on the hood of a neighborhood car, under our pine tree. It dropped quite a bit (20+ feet) but was perfectly intact. So amazing, how much ‘art’ was spun into a lovely home.

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unfurling

some of you may remember the orange tree leaves i posted a couple weeks ag0–the curled up dried ones from the tree that didn’t get watered while we were in france.  well, i pruned the tree back to a stump.  a single stalk.  i expected to have to throw it away in spring.  well, to my pleasant surprise it is not only budding but thriving.  here is some of the new growth. i love the rumpled texture of these newly unfurled leaves.

i thought you all might need a break from snow covered branches and twigs.  february has to be the trickiest month for finding inspiration in minnesota.

indoor orange tree leaves

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ring of fire

feathers from the crest of a pileated woodpecker who was too beautiful to leave entirely on the side of the road

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  • Sian says:

    A beautiful tribute : )

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    • still says:

      Thank you Sian! That is what I was striving for.

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crosshatching

for the past two years i have walked my neurotic puggle on the same three mile loop. today, for the first time, i noticed the beautiful geometry of this scrubby tree beside the trail.   i wonder how many hundreds of times i’ve seen it, without seeing it, before.

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    so wonderful that you noticed it and took the time to share it with us so we could notice its beauty too

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  • Jenn says:

    Lovely pattern, like chevrons or herringbone, but crisper. Beautiful!

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standing dead

a scene from my walk with the dog today.  we had another six inches (15 cm) of snow this morning. only the tall and the determined are still standing.

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  • margie says:

    hurrah for winter

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