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First Goldfinch of the season

One of my “old people” past times is bird watching. I’m not all that skilled at attracting birds to our yard, but I do enjoy watching the different breeds. We seem to mostly get the typical sparrows or wrens. We also get chickadees — the ones with bright white and black markings on the head.

This Goldfinch feeder is hit-and-miss. Last Summer we didn’t get many birds. This little fella is the earliest we have ever seen a Goldfinch. They’re so beautiful, I hope we see them through the Summer.

In the past we have also seen Baltimore Orioles using a special Oriole feeder. I think I will set that up again to see what happens this year.

I always keep our National Audubon Society breeds book nearby for whenever we see a breed we can’t speedily identify.


The dogwood finally blooms.

Usually the bloom on our dogwood tree is pretty lackluster. But thanks to the mild Winter and early Spring, we are enjoying a pretty tree in our front yard. Makes me want to go out and plant another one in the back yard.


The coolest swag item, no?


Props to my brother

My brother recently finished the Engadin Ski Marathon in Switzerland. My brother is the “bachelor uncle with a great job who gets to travel and adventure a lot”. Always has fun photos and stories to share. He’s a rockstar.


Photos that might get me killed if certain people see them

My wife and I started dating 25 years ago this March. This picture sums up why it was one of the best things to ever happen to me. What a sweety.


Domaine DuPage by Two Brothers Brewing (Warrenville, IL)

This is one of my favorite session ales. Nice malt-hops balance with no lingering aftertaste. Malts have a caramelly/toffee sweetness, nose is kinda bready. 5.9% abv makes it good for a small session, and after a few you can feel pretty toasty! Style is French country ale, or biere de garde.

This is Phoebe

She was 17 when we had to put her down two years ago. I’m getting the itch to bring home another puppy. My boys only knew Phoebe after she was 5 or 6 years old, so they’ve never genuinely been around a puppy. My wife loves German Shephards and I love Scottish Terriers. We will probably end up rescuing a mutt!