Tuesday, May 31, 2022


New Peregrine here and her mom is Sibley's half-sister, The name means "a girl that most people can only dream about." 

Saturday, May 28, 2022

New Bird

Peregrine baby, Sibley's relative and three weeks old today. With a David Sedaris boxed set that she listened to with me on the way back from Butte this morning, and lots of jazz. Here is Theresa and Rospie, checking her out in the Subaru.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Drummond School Today

Drummond School over today for a tour, visit to the beach and eagle nest, and picnic. Congratulations teacher Janet Hauptman for her second-to-last-day before retirement at 41 years, hurray. These kids (and teachers) ROCK!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Paxson Kids!

Our favorite school and today a big art program for the 5th grade with Bev Glueckert helping out, teacher Kim Olson. Here kids with their drawings and smiles - Simon and Sib perching nicely.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Brother Jonathan

We had a memorial service Friday for our younger sister Betsy who passed on April 3rd. Eulogies were by me, Betsy's daughter Frankie, and son Brady, amazing speeches by both. Thank you all that attended, and a wonderful film made by my brother Jonathan - a montage of a hundred Betsy photos starting as a baby through her full life to the end, inspiring music and a heartfelt response by her friends (and family.) Here is Jon sorting through hundreds (thousands) of slides from a collection at Sally Mom's home, boxes will be stored until we have energy to go through these. And then Jon with Maizee today. Such a difficult time and hopefully easier, some day.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

White-crowns In the Yard

Every spring I hear a bird song and try to remember the species. A few weeks a flock of these guys showed up and rather than stalking them through the woods, I got this photo in the driveway! White-crowned Sparrow song according to the Sibley Guide: a lazy feee odi-odi zeeeee zaaaa zooo. HA!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant

A Phixture in the Phront yard, doing his mating thing.


Sunday, May 8, 2022

Mothers Day

    • My first Mothers Day without my Sally Mom, watching Peregrine up the Blackfoot every year. Her Blue Jay card!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Crane At the MAM

My Sandhill Crane sculpture is currently living in the lobby of the Missoula Art Museum until October for the Big Show, Contemporary Folk Animals. Guess who else is in the show? My Mentor, the late Bill Ohrmann!

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Danica the Rehab Raven

We just had a new friend Danica drop off some meat for the birds, so I gave her this card of our rehab Raven and my sculpture in the yard, circa 2006.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Friday Night Beach Party

Watching the Bald Eagle nest through the scope from the house, I knew they were feeding young this week. It's just about the end of that view, with the cottonwood leaves starting to pop. The nest is just above my name, seen from the riverbank. Imagine my delight when two young showed their faces, then a third! This is the fourth time for three chicks since the nest was built in 2011. What fun this will be.