A silly little Bewick wren seems to be attempting to create a nest in my mailbox just outside my storm door.

I do love these funny little birds. They are very interesting to watch.

Here is more information about these birds at Audubon.org.

Bewick wren making a nest in my mailbox

I’m Listening To:

Today I am listening to Piano Chill: Songs By Simon & Garfunkel. The artist is Christopher Phillips. Here is his website.

He has created CDs of other song writers that I might be interested in. I like the piano version of songs without the words.

Blog Tweaking:

In other news, I have been working on this blog for two weeks designing a Home page as well as a Blog page. I’d like any input, as it went live today.

I’m trying to get the information you might be looking for all in one place. And I will be tweaking it as I determine everyone’s needs.

The Entertainment section is bare bones right now. I will be working on it to make it more useful. Once again, any input is appreciated.

Great Masks I Ordered:

I have ordered many masks over the past year from both Amazon.com and Etsy.

Yesterday I received some I ordered from Amazon.com. And I consider these the best and safest ones yet. The fit is great and it covers more than other masks I’ve used.

Here they are if you want to check them out.

Finished Reading:

Last night I finished reading “The Unwilling” by John Hart. Since the main characters were male, I didn’t feel like I related as much to the plot. But he’s a good writer and I will be checking out his other titles.

Have a great weekend!


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  1. I don’t know why but on your new blog I saw the picture of the wren and then throughout the blog only advertisements, 5 or 6, no other pictures you had taken!
    Missed seeing your pictures.

  2. Took me a minute to figure out you had changed the blog layout. Kept thinking it was me! Haha anyway looks really nice. It does showcase your photography which by the way, is exceptional. And your apartment and patio are just so lovely. Definitely a cozy little house.

  3. Brenda,
    have you seen the breaking story of N-95 counterfeit masks that were just seized? Apparently, Amazon has been trafficking in these and many have found their way into hospitals and other organizations for health care providers! Washington state has had a slew of phony masks that have put many healthcare workers at risk; not to mention their families and all the patients they have worked with. And, our MORON of a governor is more interested in carbon credits and sneaking in an income tax; then WHY our transmission rate of Covid-19 was spiking even with safeguards and protocals and lockdowns in place! Amazon’s owner, Jeff Bezos should bear some blame for putting profit over people’s lives! Please verify that your masks are legitimate! I wear a different type of mask and use disposable coffee filters as a additional barrier inside. You can also use folded paper towels and then discard after wearing.
    Your blog looks good… BTW, I LOVE the picture of “Charlie’s” facial close-up yesterday and of course ” Miz Ivy” is always her beautiful photogenic self!
    Have a sweet, safe weekend with your fur babies…

  4. Blog website update is lovely. Really showcases your great photography!
    I was looking for a link to the other blogs you follow but didn’t find one? Please share if there is one. Thanks & have a great weekend!

  5. Last summer, in the space of a day, an enterprising robin decided to build a nest on top of my front porch light, which is covered/protected by a 2 foot deep overhang. Since that door is opened daily to check for mail (the mailbox is about a foot below the porch light) and/or deliveries from various places that are left on my front stoop, and used a lot during the summer when I’m doing yard work in the front of the house, a robin nesting where my head would only be a few inches away as I was stepping down out of the house and passing by – nope! I felt awful and guilty about doing it, but I took the nearly finished nest down and put it in the trash, then scrubbed off the mud and muck left on top of the porch light. I love birds, and I have many different kinds of shrubs and trees for them to find plenty of places to nest in, but it just won’t work in an area where I regularly go in and out of the house. I hope the little wren working so hard to try and get a nest inside your mail box figures out it isn’t going to work. You may want to replace the clothespin with a smaller spring clip used to hold papers together. I use one on the lip of my mailbox to hold out-going mail for the mail carrier to pick up. That will allow you to lower the lid almost all the way down so birds don’t have open access to the inside of the mailbox.

  6. Brenda~
    The new format is awesome!
    Much easier to read!
    Each subject seems to be just a click away!
    I for one, really like it!
    Thanks always for such a variety of subjects!

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