“Nature does not hurry. Yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu
Howdy, friends and followers!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the sound bytes, photos, and re-posts since the last update. Now in the thick of spring migration, pretty much any spare time is spent outdoors watching for birdie passers-through. Just today, I watched as an unknown hawk — Swainson’s? White-tailed? — hover-hunted the ditch along a busy stretch of highway. I pulled off to watch, in awe, but without a camera or field lens, all I could do is cross my arms, lean on the hood, and enjoy the moment. Would have been great to get a photo, and given his proximity it would have been a head-and-shoulders shot for sure!
It’s the very best of living in my book, enjoying these moments as they happen.
With spring birding sprinkled in with life as Mother, Learning Coach, and Homemaker, I’m afraid there won’t be a whole lot of new posting action (aside from short ones like this) for the next few weeks until we come back inside. I will continue to re-post some old ones, because they’ll be new to most of you anyway.
In the meantime, welcome to DirtNKids, New Followers! With or without posts, these albums are always up-to-date at my SmugMug home:
2017 Bird Sightings — we are currently at 217 Species … our highest count to date in April. In this photo album is a collection of our ‘tick-offs,’ most recently a Long-tailed Duck and Groove-billed Ani we could never have hoped see, much less capture with a photograph. Priceless.
Feel free to comment or email; the pocket computer keeps me engaged with you all. I’m enjoying your blogs when I can — on the go. Cheers!
~ Shannon @ DirtNKids Blog
“The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but Can they suffer?” ~ Jeremy Bentham
Hello, everyone. A quickie note — there’s been a lot going on here.
Between school and spring yard clean-up and mulching, birding and outings, music lessons, and planning for the spring break week off (next week…eeek!), I’ve not had any time to put a new post together. It’s not because I haven’t tried; hopefully I will be able to crank some out row during the time off.
When was it you last visited the blog rather than read in your RSS feed or in your email inbox? That is, actually going to dirtnkids.wordpress.com home page? Even though I’ve not been regularly blogging (writing, reading), you might enjoy how I keep things from getting too stagnant at my digital home-away-from-home.
Its a bit like moving the furniture whenever I get bored. (My husband hates that, by the way, so I do it here instead.)
When you do visit, a ‘sticky post’ with nature sound will be playing for your listening pleasure while you browse (I change this in Admin), a ‘Trending Dirt’ section of posts recently visited by others (others change this), and a handful of WordPress Blogger Posts that I enjoyed reading (changes with every ‘like’ I click).
Go ahead…click away! And certainly comment if you like…I’d love to hear from each and everyone one of you! Cheers…and happy spring-y days.
~ Shannon @ DirtNKids Blog
“Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face…then reach for the stars.” ~ Ben Stein
“Well begun is half done.” ~ Aristotle
“Start where you are, do what you can, use what you have.” ~ Arthur Ashe