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Backyard Tales – Bluebird chicks

April 22, 2012

This picture is from yesterday. It seems to be four of them and one egg that still hasn't hatched. They are tiny and cling to each other when you open the door.

Both parents take turns feeding them, in and out all day long. I got them some mealworms but I don't know if it's going to work because there are other birds which also like them and right now, until I can figure out something, it's a first-come first-served affair.

Backyard Tales

April 18, 2012

Hear ye, hear ye. Wild life enthusiasts rejoice! Let it be known that from this day on our backyard will be known as the "Durand's Bird Sanctuary", a fitting name for a place so full of wild life despite being really small.

Besides the bluebirds and chickadees nesting in our birdboxes, we discovered also in our Japanese maple, next to our grill, an American Robin nest with 4 eggs. No more barbecues until the little ones hatch. 🙁

American Robin eggs

I looked yesterday into the chickadee box. At least three babies have hatched and I think that probably the bluebirds too, because I have seen both, male and female, entering and leaving the bird house several times today. I’ll check tomorrow.

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Softer colors for a windy day

April 15, 2012

Happy Easter!

April 7, 2012

Real bluebird eggs, with one masquerading as an Easter egg. 🙂


Anderson Arts Center’s 37th Annual Juried Show

April 6, 2012

One of my digital photo art prints, Yonah, was accepted into the Anderson Arts Center's 37th Annual Juried Show and will be on display there until May 25th. The Art Center is located at 110 Federal Street, Anderson, SC and its hours are: 9:30am – 5:30pm, Tuesday – Friday.

My second entry, Circle of Life - Yellow Orchids, will be on display at gallery 313, 305 N. Main Street, also in Anderson.

Circle of Life - Yellow Orchids

First PixelGraphs Retirement

April 6, 2012

Circle of Life - Blue Mystique has been retired.

There are still a couple of prints in Sautee and Clayton, but after they are sold we will not do any reprints. However, we will keep offering the Blue Mystique note cards.

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Backyard Tales

April 3, 2012

It seems I'll be able to observe the hatching of a new generation of bluebirds firsthand. The couple that has been checking our birdhouse and its neighborhood have finally decided to make it their own.

When I checked several days ago there was a little blue egg there and since then, they have been in and out several times each day. The male comes, look inside the birdhouse and then the female goes inside while the male perches on top and watches for any threat. He also checks on her from time to time. I may very well have to retract my previous comment about the male-female roles in the bluebird world. (Backyard Tales in facebook)