Month: March 2021
Message from the Angels by Ann Albers, March 27, 2021
Original article here.
Arizona Worm Farm
We got worm poop. We scooped our own compost. Hummingbird sat on a cherry tree. And we took these rad photos.
There are lots of birds on our block: curve billed thrashers galore, mockingbird, hummingbirds and a handful of starlings. Mostly they nest in the palm and saguaro next door.
When mockingbird is singing atop the palm tree, we hear it all through our house.
Hummingbird perches on the ocotillo and visits our aloe blossoms daily. Their nest is below the crown of the palm tree and they land on the dried seed shoots that hang from it.
Today the landscapers came and skinned the palm tree. I am so sad to think of the birds being homeless now!
I went to a friend’s house to play tennis. There were mockingbirds singing in the trees and a hummingbird perched atop the tree behind me. It gave me a new perspective on my local bird cohabitants. Instead of the individual, I connect with the universal mockingbird energy. I know they are all over the valley, busy with the task of surviving and thriving.
My neighbor birds are rebuilding a new, secure and cozy nest nearby. They are rebalancing with ease because they are resilient! I took all the clumps of my hair from the shower and placed them in the backyard. My offering of building supplies for their new endeavors. Sending them my love!
Today there are finches in the palm tree bark and a woodpecker on the crown. I see mockingbird go whooshing between houses. Hummingbird is on another bush a little ways off. They are adjusting to change beautifully. I hope I can do the same.
Spur Cross Snaps
Hiking and horse riding at Spur Cross in Cave Creek, AZ
Springtime Home Snaps
It’s spring time! We are cleaning out and improving the house. We let the cats outside with us to enjoy the good weather. 💠🌷🍀
Winds blew the fence down again. Termites had eaten the base. Jason repaired it along with the leak in the irrigation system.
I burned old paperwork, worked on three landscape and planted new Dusty Miller, passionvine and Jasmine.
Jason refinished a bookshelf we found on a dump day last year. He installed a plug for the sauna and kickboards for the kitchen cabinets.
I fed the cats, cleaned the kitchen, organized the office, answered some phone calls and wrote a letter.