• Got a lovely whirligig at the garden show today

  • … but does your infrastructure have googly eyes?

    giant concrete pipes in construction lot with googly eyes on them

  • roses

    Garden roses in bloom

  • The catbirds are BACK! My favorite summer birds, and not just because of the name. They can do a lot more than meow.

  • Nests around the house this week

    wasp's nest

    robin's nest

    mud dauber's nest

  • The chimney swifts are back!! So nice to see them skimming the skies again just before evening. Too fast to get a photo.

  • Not able to see a great Irish band this year, but reminiscing about seeing Altan, Solas, Lunasa, the Prodigals and okay, the Tannahill Weavers even though they’re Scots. ☘️☘️☘️

  • A river of daffodils

    thousands of daffodils in bloom

  • I do believe my mother has more St. Patrick’s Day decorations than Christmas ones.

  • So we have to move furniture for an upcoming house repair, and one cat has a massive case of the zoomies, and the other one is hiding.

  • Two kinds of people: those who can’t focus without music playing, and those who can’t focus with it. Then, they marry each other.

  • Happy Caturday

    close-up of green eyed striped cat

  • “Where’s my coffee?”

    house finch staring into a bird feeder camera

  • On Getting Over It annahavron.com

    drawing of three black circles, the same size, first circle has arrows aiming it, second circle, has a little bit of green around it, third circle is surrounded by a field of green with vines beginning to grow from it

    Never.

  • So strange. I have been thinking of my father so much today, who died a few months ago. And I have been thinking of my children when they were very small, laughing and yelling and galloping around the yard, completely different from the adults they are now. And where is the intense young woman I was? Where do we go?

  • Don’t you hate it when there’s a line?

    cardinal in flight in front of occupied birdfeeder

  • Got the Bird Buddy feeder set up!

    very close view of male northern cardinal biting into a seed

    It’s quite popular with the neighbors.

    side view of female house finch

  • My beloved father died a little over a week ago. For his first patent, we all got a tee shirt.

    old tee shirt with custom decal with first lines of algorithm

  • Autumn

    sugar maple tree with orange, yellow, and red leaves

  • I must face facts! There is no Closet Organizing Fairy. The giant mess I’ve made by pulling everything out of my closet, is still there. Must… Put Down… Internet-Connected Device… …in 3, 2,

  • This Happens Every Year

    Squirrel cache hickory nut hiding place #1: the flower box on the left

    flower box on a porch with a pile of dirt on the ground

    Squirrel cache hickory nut hiding place #2: the window sill on the porch

    hickory nut placed in full view, on a porch window sill

  • Define “Spiritual” annahavron.com

    candle flame in votive candle holder with bubbled glass and multiple reflections

    Notoriously hard to define, but I’m trying.

  • museum sign reading, 'please don't touch the glass, it startles the artifacts'

  • “Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is.” - Parker Palmer “The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice”

  • In the Moment annahavron.com

    purple martins on top of gourd rack, singing

    Listen.

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