Category Archives: bird talk

…there’s no winter, only a prelude to Spring…

I look up the mountain everyday. The green is here.

The ravens say hello.
(There are actually two ravens sitting side by side on the blue oak branch.)

Oh, and the waterfall is running on Case Mountain.

And, Cort Cottage is celebrating its 25th birthday this year.

photo taken by Elsah on Sunday, January 30, 2011


Closing in on Summer

We are few days away from the Summer Solstice when the sun is supposed to stand still.  I am getting into my summer mode, slowing down, watching the sky, and smelling the river as I walk in the mornings.

The birds seem to be extra busy around here for some reason.  It could be that they are just loving the birdbath water I keep fresh for them.  When I sit on the deck near the bird bath, they are landing on the clothes lines just a few feet from my head.  They are chirping and talking all the time.  I saw a hummingbird sit on a branch eight inches away from a phoebee who was flitting his tail.  They seemed to be talking away at each other.  I longed for a translator.

The cottage has been slow in booking this summer, so there are scattered openings through August.  It would be best for you to call or email with your dates and keep your fingers crossed that it is available for you. I have always said that the cottage stays open for the people who are supposed to have it.

That could be you! (PS, this Father’s Day weekend is still open….very unusual.)