House Sparrow

by Steve, April 29th, 2013

On a lovely spring day.

Heaven above

by Steve, April 21st, 2013

Leftover salad

by Steve, April 18th, 2013

No lettuce? No problem!

leftover Salad

    1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 3/4″ squares
    1/2 cucumber, sliced thinly
    1 medium carrot, grated
    1 slice onion, chopped finley
    1 slice jalapeo, chopped finely
    A couple drizzles olive oil
    Splash balsamic vinegar
    celery salt to taste
    ground black pepper to taste
    Tamari rice crackers, crumbled

Mix all ingredients. Eat as your first meal of the year out on the deck.

Hello, neighbor

by Steve, April 14th, 2013

Young buck
Seen at Nature Church today, a momma deer and her adolescent twins. This little guy and I startled each other coming around the corner. I saw his mom up the ravine my trail was traversing. After keeping my distance for a while, I took a few slow steps closer, and this guy took a couple toward me. Then he stomped his front foot. I backed away, and he trotted up to be with momma, and a sibling I hadn’t noticed. The three of them kept their eye on me and kept eating.

Young buck

After a bit, the little ones bounded up the hill, and started frolicking. Bucking and jumping and racing across the ravine and back.

Young buck

I walked up my trail past them to join the main stem of the creek for my usual walk. When I came back 15 minutes later, they were still cavorting.