As lots of people I know headed back to classes last week, it hit me: I miss college. Big time. And it hit me again when I got an invite to my college friends’ Fantasy Football league. Because I wish so much that we could all pile into my dorm room in Maple Hall with… Continue reading I miss college
So, why do I blog? A few reasons… + I like writing, and now that I’ve headed away from journalism, I truly miss it. It’s therapeutic for me, and it’s part of that “self care” we learn is necessary to be in a helping profession. + I generally communicate far better in writing than I do verbally.… Continue reading why I blog
For those who read this blog on Google Reader or other RSS readers, you’ve probably missed the excitement. My post, Film Photos From Lately, has been featured on WordPress’ homepage all week, and it’s still there. I have gotten a ton of comments, likes, and blog follows. It’s really exciting and pretty fun (though I should have… Continue reading a famous blogger
My husband, Dan, has been prowling my blog for a while now… Making little tweaks to it, as well as reading the comments you all leave. The other day, I just threw out the idea of him blogging here from time to time, and he was down for it. Though very similar in many ways,… Continue reading Dan
I was excited to see that a new bird had laid two new eggs. It left the nest for a bit, so I took a picture. And then it didn’t come back for over three days. And it’s still not back. And, as pointed out by Lori, these eggs are now orphans. The ones that… Continue reading I will not leave you as orphans
And just like that, our little birds grew up and flew away. And then, this morning, I saw that the mom (or another mom) is adding twigs to the nest and sitting on it. More babies soon? Maybe!
These little guys are truly bringing joy to our lives. They’ve lately been flapping and stretching their legs. These pictures are only about four days apart! See how fast they’re growing?
They’ve definitely hatched! Momma (or papa?) never seems to get off the nest. But I got a glimpse of them for about three minutes the other day! Weird lookin’, aren’t they? See the tail poking out from underneath in that last one? So cute!
When I read up on mourning doves — the first time I’ve really chosen to read about any bird! — I learned that they lay one egg in the evening and another the next morning. We had only seen one… until just now! Should be another two weeks before they hatch. Such little things bring… Continue reading two little eggs