Passing through

A small flock of birds that I did not immediately recognize visited my feeders earlier this week.  They made themselves at home for part of a day, feasting upon black sunflower seeds.  It turns out that they were Brown-headed Cowbirds in the process of molting into their winter plumage, and included some juveniles.  I have kept an eye out for them, hoping to get another glimpse, but they have not shown up again.

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”  ~Unknown

Lots of hungry caterpillars!

If you take a walk down our country road at this time of year, you are certain to see numerous hungry caterpillars wandering among the plant life in search of food to satisfy their voracious appetites.

“Stay hungry.  Stay foolish.  Never let go of your appetite to go after new ideas, new experiences, and new adventures.”  ~Steve Jobs

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

… God has blessed all beauties of Nature;
He’s set His approval and seal
On all of His small, winged messengers
That fly through the air with such zeal.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham