Nature’s Wonders

Have you ever watched a 2-year old who was trying to accomplish a task that had never been done before? Or watched a small kitten try and try to fit inside of a container that wasn’t quite within reach? If so, you have witnessed one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts…the gift of pure old fashioned … More Nature’s Wonders

Winged Signs of Spring

“The amen! of nature is always a flower.” –Holmes Early every March the spectacular migration of the Monarch butterfly from Mexico, parts of southern Florida and southern California begins. The migrating butterflies will head north, and the second generation will make it to our area in the corn-belt states in May. Some may go even … More Winged Signs of Spring

He’s Back…Again

Last night my husband and I were pleasantly surprised with the return of a huge furball laying on the back deck railing. This furball is gray with white patches and looks at you with piercing yellow eyes. He is known to be temperamental and does not always allow strangers to get near him. When he … More He’s Back…Again

Winged Vistitors

The air is heavy with humidity and the sun beats down on the earth. Occasionally, a warm breeze brings some relief to the people who venture outside during this Illinois summer as the thermometer climbs to 90 and above. Most feel this weather is not fit for man or beast. But wait.. What do I … More Winged Vistitors