Honie Briggs

Seriously!

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It’s about to happen. The first brood of bluebirds nesting in my garden will fledge any day now. Unlike April the Giraffe, this mama’s accomplishment probably won’t go viral.

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Bird watcher watching the bird watcher

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Don’t make me come in there!

No matter, it has been my pleasure to hear chirps of delight with each delivery of some tender morsel that managed to escape, one of what is sure to be countless, pesticide applications in our community this year. Homeowners and city officials alike seem to have little regard for the damage being done to beneficial insect populations in the name of vigilance against West Nile.

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Be sure to get my good side.

Birds, bees, and blooms are putting on quite a show for us. We even had a surprise visit by a bobcat on Easter Sunday. Similar to the war on mosquitos, over-development has all but eliminated the wildlife habitat in North Texas. There I go again.

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B_Roll

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Still, spring is a magical time filled with bullfrog serenades in the evenings and butterflies beginning to find their way back to the Texas natives seeded on the Wild West side of the garden, which I was surprised to learn almost got me fined by our HOA.

Oh, the perils of civilization!

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9 thoughts on “The B-Roll

  1. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Hey, Stephanie. These photos, and your story, are wonderful. Happy Spring!
    Ω

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      Same to you, Allan. I’ve been stalking the bluebirds again today. No fledging yet. I must’ve snapped a hundred shots of the mama and papa trying to coax the babies out into the world.

  2. acflory says:

    Common sense doesn’t seem to be part of any local government, anywhere on the planet. :/
    Your photos, however, are delicious. There is beauty in the world. 🙂

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      What is it they say? A thing of beauty is a joy for as long as the government doesn’t control it. Or something like that.

      1. acflory says:

        lmao – something like that 🙂

  3. What fabulous photos! A nest of robins has just hatched about 10 feet from our kitchen window and it’s been a delight watching mom (and sometimes dad) feed them and fuss over them. I’m looking forward to seeing them venture tentatively from the nest and take wing. Ain’t spring wonderful? Thank you for sharing yours with us.

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      Robins are fun to watch. They are frequent flyers through our space. Whether visiting the feeder, splashing in the fountain, or just trolling for worms, they are entertaining.

  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    The photographs are beautiful and your commentary is priceless. 🙂

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      We’ve been lucky this year to have an extended spring. I only wish the multitude of mow and blow crews could all work on the same day.

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