The symbolism in nature expands and enhances our experience of life

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Birds and Nature, Blog, Susan LeVine

Why is the bald eagle a symbol of America or why are blue birds the symbol of happiness? Poets have looked for the meaning of ordinary elements of nature and have revealed a world unseen. The meaning that we place on nature gives more meaning to our own lives. Have you ever read a Robert […]

Look who showed up on my thistle feeder?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Birds and Nature, Blog, Susan LeVine

You know, I put up a thistle feeder for the gold finches. Sometimes there are as many as thirteen on my feeder at a time! They are little piggies! Anyone who feeds birds knows that only the economy bag is a prudent purchase. This morning a white-crowned sparrow was on the finch feeder shooing the […]

The birds one can see while travelling

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Birds and Nature, Blog, Susan LeVine

One of the perks of living in Chicago was the variety of birds I saw when the weather changed. In the Spring when it was getting warm and a sudden cold front came , I was visited by Red-breasted grosbeaks. In the fall the white crown sparrows(one is pictured here) appeared just as they do […]

My dad loved birds

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Birds and Nature, Blog, Susan LeVine

I have many stories about my dad and birds. The last few years of my dad’s life were a bit slower than the rest. Because of this, he had more time to look out the window at the feeder that he always kept filled and watch the birds. He lived in Tennessee so the eastern […]

Hooded Orioles

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Birds and Nature, Blog

Every year by March 15th I start to think about hooded orioles. Because I know on April 1st I can go down to Hendry’s beach and find them in the parking lot high in a palm tree or low in a bush. This sighting is my welcoming to Spring! Here, I painted a hooded oriole […]

My secret remedy to keep squirrels off of bird feeders

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Birds and Nature, Blog, Susan LeVine

This is a true story. I was living in a suburb of Chicago called Highland Park. I saw some of the best birds ever from my little tree house in a ravine. What a great place to make Uccellino! Those little birds in my back yard were my guide birds. ┬áLike the threesome of rose-breasted […]