Of Birds and Man

“There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.” ~ Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

8 thoughts on “Of Birds and Man”

  1. Wonderful, beautiful, colorful photos of our feathered friends. Whenever I have found an abandoned or fallen nest, I love to look at it because it is so intricately woven. How they do it I will never understand but they amaze me with their skills every time. 🙂

    1. The nest that the Hummingbirds built on the holiday light wire is still there, having survived the winter. I’m hoping against hope that they will return to it. Strong stuff!

  2. I only hope National Geographic doesn’t see all these garden photos of yours . . . .or Homeward Bound might lose a wonderful photographer. I still say you should put together a beautiful Day Planner and sell it as a fundraising tool for the pups. I would be first in line to get one.

  3. As usual, gorgeous photos. The Day Planner idea is a great one Patti. Really, these beautiful photos need to be seen by more people. I love the way you capture nature and the human/animal subjects in it. You have such talent.

  4. Such a wonderful quote from Robert Lynd, and such beautiful photos by you! Our cedar waxwings put in an appearance this past weekend . . . a definite sign of spring, though they may have jumped the gun a bit as our temperature dropped from near 80 to below 40 from one day to the next. Mother Nature can be such a tease. 😉

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