Author name: Amy L Peterson

I'm Amy L Peterson, wife an obsessed fisherman, stepmother of four great kids, caretaker of animals (pets and wildlife), photographer and writer. I spend my days working on the PFAS response in Michigan, and developed this blog about living--especially with nature--love, and laughter.

The 20 Minute Waxwing

Last weekend, a small flock of cedar waxwings appeared in our backyard and stayed for about twenty minutes before moving on.  I watched them through our bay window for a few minutes and noticed that the more energetic cedar waxwings sprung off a tree branch, flew in a fluttery, looping pattern after an insect, and returned to …

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Here Today, Gone Today

Last Friday after work, I sat down under a pine tree at the water’s edge to unwind from another week in my cubicle.   About 100 yards away was a floating, feathery flotilla that my 400mm zoom lens showed were four ruddy ducks.  Their heads were tucked under their wings,  which meant they were napping, and a light wind seemed to be …

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New Spring Arrival – a Gray Squirrel

For 15 years, Mark and I have been filling a half dozen feeders with sunflower seeds to attract squirrels and birds to our deck.  The list of critters we feed doesn’t change very often, so when a new critter showed up on our deck last week, we took notice.  And photos.   This is our latest addition.                        Gray squirrel. In a previous …

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