Category Archives: Hummingbirds

Writing: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

At the New Year, writers always resolve to write more. That’s a given for me. Other than that, I’m not going to get squishy about all the other resolutions I probably ought to make. In retrospect, 2014 was generally a … Continue reading

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You CAN Have an English Cottage Garden

My article first appeared on the Sonoma County Master Gardener website a few years ago. It’s still relevant today as we enter our fourth year of drought here in Northern California. It’s a long article, but if you love English … Continue reading

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THIRST: An ode to hummer, monarch, and drought

THIRST High-spirited hummingbird thirsty and parched searches unceasing for moisture so scarce  flies to the fountain for droplets of froth soars through the sprinkler for a sip on the fly inspects a curled leaf to drain hidden dew grabs a … Continue reading

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Our Amazing Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds never cease to thrill me. I photo them whenever possible and have recently written a children’s gardening book about them (Howie’s Hungabird Dilemma, illustrated by Casie Pace). With their iridescent feathers, they  resemble flying jewels. Close up, you can … Continue reading

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Howie Saves the Hungabirds

What’s a hungabird? It’s a question I ask second and third graders when I visit their school for a reading. Responses: A bird. A hungry bird. A human bird. A hunter bird. And finally . . . a hummingbird. Ahhh, … Continue reading

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Oh, Hummingbird

Oh, Hummingbird, Hummingbird with tiny curved feet                                    Can’t walk on lawn or earth or street.                 … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds Called Their Friends

Is it possible that the 3-4 dozen hummingbirds over-wintering here have called all their friends to come on over, too? One day this past week, there were at least 70 slurping from our six feeders. The hum of their wings … Continue reading

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