These two doves do everything together.
Maybe I should rename this blog Spirit Birds.
I am boiling up the black walnuts today. They have been soaking since last fall. Frozen on and off for months, thawed and smelling spicy. The dyepo(e)ts stay out on the porch most of the time. Gotta move them anyway. We need an outside fire pit. Should think about that again.
But, in terms of frame, frame of mind, today I want to think about nothing. I need more of these.
It is going to be a wild couple of weeks of porch and roof repair. Not sure how much I will be here.
home again and I am hoping prairie tea will appear soon …
hoping for a lot of things…
I have a bucket of fermenting black walnuts that has been sitting outside my bedroom window since last fall. It was sort of an accident, I covered them with water and set another bucket on top that nested inside, but never got back to them. I have been feeling drawn to them lately…. Glad to know it’s “a thing”!! haha
fermenting is a thing, I feel like the walnuts
Love the birds.
In Virginia we had a woodpecker. I loved seeing/hearing him in the trees. Not so much on the gutter downspouts. And I could listen to mourning doves all day. I think it was in Colorado where we had a lot of them around us.
doves have always been around as long as I remember. they are funny really.
Woody will find some tasty bits in the trunk, and you provided tasty bits for the doves . . .
A nine of earth . . . ready to grow something in it
he got some big ugly beetles
Love the thought of an empty frame.. openmindedness
And change it up!
Doves mate for life, wishing them a long and happy one!
the frame thing, so much to think about.
change is good!
they are cooing as I type
this 9. LOVE this 9
And here’s one of those constellations I was imagining! Good luck with the banging, and don’t forget to clear the windowsills like I did when we got a new roof.
Yeah, I remember from the old place
Beautiful bird pics. Our woodpeckers look similar, but not exactly the same. Lots of doves here too. When we went to Joshua Tree, there were so many doves perched everywhere, cooing and keep us awake! lol Still love the walnut squares.
Doves are indeed lovey dovey.
Woody is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
he is very striking!
What a beautiful bird Woody is! I want to put him in a drawing. Thank you for the image, it’s cheered up my day.
Such beautiful friends you have on your land!
Hoping your repairs go smoothly and that Soul-o is not too traumatized.
he will be a wreck, but I will crawl under the bed with him and sing.
Beautiful Woody! Since I’ve moved to town, I really miss the pileated woodpeckers that dwelt in the woods — their calls, their flight.
A lovely walnut squares. Wish I could get such lovely shading when I dye fleece & yarn.
amazing birds, seems unreal.
maybe you could get shading by using some shibori techniques, you just gave me an idea
Good Morning, Jude
You take wonderful pictures. I look forward to seeing the them every time you post.
love the expression on woody’s face. making plans for his weekend also.
they are like cartoons
Love the birds and their sounds. Beautiful patches of walnut colors.
really loving the birds, I am in a trance
Wow, a resident Woody! And I love the doves. They are so soft and such an amazing color. I have a small deck tear-down and rebuild coming up soon … at least these projects have an end in sight. And what a joy to have it done! Enjoy walnutting!
it will be worth it, more light, less mold, more growing space!
Wow, great pileated photo! We have them here, but usually stay more out of sight. Mourning doves – lots. Chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, sparrows, finches… I’m learning my birds and just love them. I haven’t found a source of black walnuts here, sadly. Good luck with your porch project, it will be for the best.
didn’t find any walnuts the first year, but now, more than enough.
We have a Woody too!
Love how he announces his arrrival.
yes, cannot miss it
Love the walnut shades of brown, and bird photos!
walnut is like chocolate for me, cannot get enough. I have come to love the smell so much
And here I thought your use of the word “spicy” was a clever euphemism 🙂
We have a Woody at our home! He’s been with us 3 years now. The birds are loved by my indoor kitties – Grace, Remy and Catsby- who watch from their window seat with envy.
it has become a bird sanctuary here. now owls.
These walnut squares make me feel…..the winds of change.
Loving all the birds…
they do move me
Love those birds! Just about dawn here. Thinking about what I want to do this weekend. Rethinking some things.
Me too, me too, me too!
gorgeous pileated photo!
ain’t he grand?