Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mountain Herbs

Our mountain herb garden seemed to winter over pretty well. I cut back the winter savory and the sage.  I replanted some oregano and rosemary.  I washed and bundled the sage and savory for guests to use.  I have the bundles hanging by the fireplace to dry. These gorgeous blooms are the sage blossoms.

Carolina Wrens are back

The Carolina Wrens seem to like our bear birdhouse.  Last year when we first hung it out, they nested in it right away.  Stephen and Sue were nice enough to send us pictures of the new additions to our Boone family.  Last year’s hatchling were seen in early July. This year is a much earlier […]

Grosbeak at our birdfeeder

For the first time, I have seen a rose-breasted grosbeak at our birdfeeder. I have always known they are present in the high country in Summer. But considering they only spend a few days at feeders, I was fortunate to have a vist from one for 2 – 3 days. Typically, the male migrates a […]

Hummingbird don’t fly away

It is always so thrilling to hear the Bzzzz of the hummingbirds in the morning and afternoon at our cabin in Boone. No sooner do we set out the hummingbird feeders and we hear that familiar Bzzzz Bzzzz Bzz of them fighting over territory. Sometimes if we are sitting in the adirondack chairs in the […]

Fog on The New River

A great morning fog over the river after a thrilling night of boomers and lightning.  Nothing like awakening to the crisp scent after a mountain rain!