Author Archives: Rosedale Gardens

A bluebird kind of day

Here it is Friday, and the rain that has been predicted since Tuesday has yet to materialize.  After several hours of weeding, I took a hydration break, and started watching a bluebird box nearby along the driveway. I got so … Continue reading

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Birding on a rainy weekend

Friday April 13th, I worked on mowing my three acres for the first time.  When the tractor got very low on diesel, I decided to call it a day.  A storm was predicted overnight into Saturday, and Levi was already … Continue reading

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Whooping cranes

On my third trip to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, I finally was able to see a rare Whooping Crane.  We actually got to see three. One was at the observation building at the refuge (Alabama Birding site #16) and put … Continue reading

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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

I retired from ECM Hospital yesterday.  Since it was a nice day with cold coming in soon, I took a trip over to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge.  So far twenty whooping cranes have migrated in.  After seeing photos of the cranes … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

My Hooligans Christmas card 2017  Click on read more for the complete blog post on GRIT magazine.

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Butterflies

  Some of the end of summer butterflies that have been in my yard the last couple of weeks.  We had a frost last week that has almost finished the zinnias.  They have been a favorite of the butterflies.  The … Continue reading

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Monarch

I’ve had a monarch hanging around my zinnias along the front walk for several days now.  Their numbers have dropped due to removal of their host plant milkweed.  You can help them by planting some in your garden.  I kept … Continue reading

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Hummingbird migration 2017

Hummingbirds have started their migration to Central America. I have eleven feeders up right now.  It’s like a war zone, I counted twelve hummers around just one of my feeders today. During migration, instead of using the normal four parts … Continue reading

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Hummers & flying flowers

  I haven’t been able to post lately. My internet has been sporadic and then my computer was in the shop. I have eight hummingbird feeders up and it’s still a war zone.   Don’t use the red dye stuff as … Continue reading

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2017 daffodils

Spring is almost here.  Several of my daffodils are in full bloom right now.  

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