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Welcome. . .

Hi   I'm MarlaneT 

Speaking with the Artist/Composer...

Put out a feeder and get HUMMING Bird Friends to enjoy all summer...

I'm in the northeast, so we don't have summer all year round. So for us, we can feed these wonderful birds for a season and then wait their return each year.

Truly. It is MAGICAL

We could not believe the first time we put out our feeder, to find that in several days

there they were. At the feeder. Hummingbirds! And we didn't even know they were in our area.

Here is a small video I made of just some of the glimpses we were able to have last year.

Our hummingbirds would come back May 8th and stay with us till late September every year. Last year they came May 4th! I guess they know the weather

I'm going to put out our feeders for them May 1st just to be sure.

I wanted to do this post to encourage those who have never tried to attract and feed the hummingbirds, to try this year and see what JOY they will give you.

They actually get to know the people who fill the feeders and become personal "friends" and aren't frightened by you.

Take care and until the next time.

All the best


Hummingbird Feed:

1 cup of water to 1/4 cup of white sugar.

Stir and you're all set.

If you're using city water, boil the water before you add the sugar.

They like the"rose" color and that is why artificial coloring is added to the feed you buy.

I use a "red" glass container for the food and spare the chemicals of food coloring,,,,

Give it a try..,you might have your own "magical" hummingbirds saying hello to you every day

till they leave to migrate.....

I am always amazed at the beauty of the "lime green" coloring of early Spring. It lifts my spirit and makes me feel that new birth and growth are putting on a display of beauty to

help "paint" our horizon.

As we drove down this quiet street in our town, it was incredible to see the diversity of trees and sprouting leaves to greet us. The height of the trees. Their branch patterns. All amazing.

Hope you will enjoy this several minutes of "driving" with us

as you hear Bach's C Major Prelude in the background.

I find this prelude peaceful and intriguing at the same time.

I thought it was a perfect "match" for the variances of the different kinds of leaves and trees

as we hear the "variances" of tonalities of the chords as Bach moves from one to the next.

You're listening to me play one of my favorite "Friends." My Steinway.

It was a gift to me from my Mom and Dad as I was studying for a piano career.

I think of that many times as I pass the piano or sit to make it come alive with music.

Have a beautiful Spring day and remember to

"look" around you and see all the special scenes

that are only there now, in early Spring.

All the best


Hope you will enjoy this short REEL of a delightful little chipmunk who

keeps me company at our house.

He's very busy and of all the other chipmunks seem to have this "bright red" identifying color on his backside so I can tell him apart from the others.

Nature is wonderful. Take the time to see it around you.

Sometimes it's a chipmunk.

Sometimes it's a sunrise.

Sometimes it's people around us.


And Sometimes we can find encouragement from nature like this photo of a DANDELION DEFYING nature and growing between a brick wall on a deck over 3 feet of sand on a beach....I took this at Compo in Westport.

It's inspiring...,.

I often think of this picture as I'm trying to make it through the unwanted challenges in a day..


Have a great day.....

LITTLE "RED" my buddy......,makes me smile..

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