Tuesday, August 2, 2011

July Tweet and See

As is obvious, I am taking a seriously long blog hiatus.  Life has other demands I need to focus on, such as the second of my children developing a panic disorder.  But, I did want to let you know a little of what is still going on around here, and list my Tweet and See!

As for books I have been reading:
  • The Importance of Being Earnest- absolutely hysterical and a quick read
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- an honest look at total depravity
  • Ben- Hur- another LONG book, but very quick moving and a very real look at Rome's occupation of Israel.
  • The Pursuit of God
Reading aloud to my kids:
  • Dr. Doolittle
  • American Stories, Vol 3
  • Five Little Peppers Midway
  • Swiss Family Robinson-  a book worth wading through to get to the end.  It took us THREE months to finish:)
As for art:

We have finished Drawing with Children- but the meme's are still open and anyone can participate.  I will begin using a book called You Can Paint Pastels, to teach my kids more about this medium this week.  Oil pastels are their favorites!!

Now for Tweet and See, July 2011

  • Bobwhite
  • Bluebird
  • American Robin
  • American Crow
  • Cardinal
  • Mockingbird
  • Mourning Dove
  • Red Shouldered Hawk
  • Ruby Throated Hummingbird
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Kingbird
  • Killdeer
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Canada Geese
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • House Finch
  • American Goldfinch
  • Brown Headed Nuthatch
  • White Breasted Nuthatch
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Hairy Woodpecker  *
  • Common Yellowthroat *
  • Louisiana Waterthrush*
  • Yellow Warbler  *
The most exciting thing happened this month, Homeschool Dawn and I got to go birding for a few hours, and we were chauffered by our friend Amy.  We three had a girl's weekend, and we visited the local Nature Center.  Three of the four new birds for my Life List this month came from Dawn's awesome birding auditory skills.  She even got the Common Yellowthroat to answer to our Identiflyer.  I hope to do that again REALLY SOON!!

So, how was your birding month??



  1. Thanks, Heather! I had a great time and soooooo hope we get to go birding again very soon! ;)

    Oh, and The Importance of Being Earnest is one of my favorite plays. I really like the movie version with Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. I keep putting it in the netflix cue, forgetting that we've seen it before. M always says, "Earnest again, really???"

  2. I'm sorry you've been having some trials in your life. I hope things get better for you soon.
    You have some very good books on your lists!
    I also bought us the pastels book, but we haven't done much with it yet.
    It sounds like your birding trip was a lot of fun :)

  3. I just posted my link to our July list...unusual because we saw lots of birds while on a roadtrip. Glad you had fun birding with Dawn!


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