Archive | February, 2011

A little taste of spring

22 Feb

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Snow = Fun!

21 Feb

A Day in the Snow

You should have seen the snowballs flying!

Snow

20 Feb

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The silence of snow
deep, peaceful, muffled silence
fills my ears with peace

 

© 2011, Liza Lee Miller.
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California in the Winter

9 Feb

Oh sure, I know, it’s always better when you have four real seasons.  California only has two seasons, right?  Fire season and earthquake season?  I’ve heard the jokes.

But, this is how I spent last Saturday.

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I was looking at this.  A spectacularly beautiful sunny day in Pacific Grove watching birds and having a glorious time basking and soaking up some unexpected summer Vitamin D.

Winter is, honestly, not usually this nice in California.   I’m sure I’ll be whining about lack of water in the summer but I’m enjoying it now.

And, I saw this little sweetheart hanging out on the rocky shore below me.  It’s a Surfbird (correct me, if I’m wrong).

Surfbird (Aphriza virgata), Lover's Point, Pacific Grove, CA

So, what was your best bird of the weekend?  And, could you see it through the snow?  🙂

Happy Lunar New Year!

7 Feb

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Gung Hay Fat Choy!

6 Feb

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Hope for Spring

5 Feb

There is hope
On softly scented breezes
And delicate shades of pink

 

© 2011, Liza Lee Miller.
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Rustle-rustle

2 Feb

Head down and throbbing, I walked briskly along a quiet path
A long day behind me, thoughts full of woulda-coulda-shoulda
From behind and just above me, I heard a rustle-rustle-rustle
Turning, quickly, I saw him.
Dressed to impress and as he hid, he chirruped a quiet song.
And, just like that, my headache was gone.

© 2011, Liza Lee Miller.
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Spotted Towhee

Quiet

1 Feb

5:30am.
The quiet is huge.
The fireplace fan blows heat briefly into the room.
Outside, raccoons are banging in the garbage cans.
Their morning is quite different from mine.

 

© 2011, Liza Lee Miller.
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