By Elizabeth Prata I did 31 bird-a-days in a row then I got bored and quit, lol. I make these resolutions every year to try something daily (drawing a day, gratitude journal, post a photo of a bird every day...) but then I abandon it after a while. I do like birds though, and I … Continue reading Bird-A-Day #32: Puffins!
By Elizabeth Prata A wounded and traumatized stray kitten adopted me a month ago. He ran into my apartment, wet and scared one afternoon. So I kept him (after looking at local "Lost Animal" sites). With Luke and Bert, the Animal Hospital that kept them had socialized them while they waited for them to grow … Continue reading Sully Update: He is slowly learning. Or maybe it’s me that’s learning…
By Elizabeth Prata What I love about February in Georgia is that it is a spring month. You would not know that just by the temperature outside this morning, but it is. The air might be cold but the sun holds a promise of coming warmth. It feels good on your back with just enough … Continue reading Sully on a Sunday
By Elizabeth Prata Today is our school's "Winter Break", a three day weekend that occurs halfway between Christmas Break and Spring Break, both of which are longer. By now this day off is a welcome respite from the daily ins and outs of teaching in an elementary school. I promised myself I'd take the entire … Continue reading A day off!
By Elizabeth Prata This past work week was stressful for me. Lots of things going, on, my duties during the day got busier. My day is wall-to-wall. When you heart is knit to the children and your immediate colleagues, it takes an emotional toll, too, in caring about their well-being. Anyway, we all have those … Continue reading The Special Store: Friday Haul
By Elizabeth Prata My poor stray that I took in, had a broken tail. The vet said it had to be amputated. Afterward, they strongly urged me to keep the cone on his head for 2 weeks, so he would not pick at it and re-open the incision. Poor little thing. His neck was barely … Continue reading Sully the cat got his cone off
By Elizabeth Prata Yes, I'm still in my backyard and this rooster stopped by to say hello. In north Georgia in my county, chickens are everywhere, lol. It is a huge chicken producing county. Many people have personal chickens in their yard too. Sometimes their chickens walk around the neighborhood. Yesterday when I was driving … Continue reading Bird-A-Day #31 – Rooster
By Elizabeth Prata I was waiting at Kroger for my grocery pickup. I felt so bad because there were only 2 workers to carry out the groceries for about a dozen cars. There were so many cars, they ran out of spots, and cars were idling all over the place like fallen leaves on the … Continue reading Bird-A-Day #30 – Killdeer at Kroger
By Elizabeth Prata Yesterday I posted a photo of an Eastern Phoebe in my yard. He was a new visitor I had not seen before in 12 years here at this property. They are a cute and sprightly little bird. The mom was busy bringing bugs to her babies she had nested in the gutter. … Continue reading Bird-A-Day #29 – Eastern Phoebe babies
By Elizabeth Prata For the first time last year, an Eastern Phoebe decided to nest in the gutter above my patio. She came and went all day long, bringing bugs to her babies. She was quite entertaining! Audubon: "Despite its plain appearance, this flycatcher is often a favorite among eastern birdwatchers. It is among the … Continue reading Bird-A-Day #28 – Eastern Phoebe