Archive for February, 2011

Daffodil Days

February 17, 2011 0 Comments
Daffodil Days

I got an email this morning reminding me that this is the last week to order daffodils for the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days. From the Waterloo office news release: Comfort a child touched by cancer by supporting the Bear Hugs for Hope program through the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days.             A plush, cuddly teddy […]

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I’ve Got the Not-Quite-Spring Fever

February 17, 2011 1 Comment
I’ve Got the Not-Quite-Spring Fever

The seed catalogs are coming in, I have seen my first robin and I had a dream about blooming tulips.  Hmmm.  Must be spring.  Funny, the calendar still says February. I know, I know.  There have been reports of flocks of robins for the past couple of months, but I haven’t seen them.  I saw […]

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Robins, Waxwings and Daffodils

February 15, 2011 1 Comment
Robins, Waxwings and Daffodils

Pam Whitmore of Buckingham (north of Traer in Tama county) sent me these pictures of spring at her house this morning.  Well, a version of spring anyway. Pam said there were at least six robins at one time and several of the waxwings. Pam, tell them they can come to my place…. although, I do have my own […]

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 8, 2011 1 Comment
The Great Backyard Bird Count

Most of the winter, Dwayne and I have been trying to figure out how many pairs of Cardinals are visiting our feeders.  We have had at least 6 males at one time and as many females, although not necessarily at the same time. The problem is, they keep flying off as a new one flies […]

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Adding Some Color to a Dreary Winter

February 4, 2011 0 Comments
Adding Some Color to a Dreary Winter

I was looking in last year’s calendar and saw that April 1st was my first meeting about the Vinton Youth Garden.  We started with three kids and ended up with five, plus brothers, sisters and moms.  And, at times, an aunt and grandpa.  The kids had a great time and I think the adults did, […]

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