Blue Jays

I have several Blue Jays in my backyard. I often see a pair together. I’m assuming that is a male and female. Blue Jays often mate for life, staying with their partner all year long. These are beautiful birds with bright blue feathers. They have several shades of blue on their back feathers. They areContinue reading “Blue Jays”

Pine Warblers

Pine Warblers are colorful little birds. I almost confused them with the Tennessee Warbler. Pine Warblers are larger than Tennessee Warblers. These cute birds live high up in the pine trees. We have 3 very old and tall pine trees in our backyard that they enjoy. This bird’s length is 5.1 – 5.5 inches, weightContinue reading “Pine Warblers”

Tufted Titmouse

This little songbird is in my backyard year-round. It is the size of a sparrow or a little smaller.  Their Length is 5.5 – 6.3 in, weight is 0.6 – 0.9 oz, and wingspan: 7.9 – 10.2 inches. It is a beautiful little bird that is sort of a silvery gray color on top. ItContinue reading “Tufted Titmouse”

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

The Lake Hills City Birds Ruby-crowned Kinglet These little birds are difficult to get a photo of because they are so quick. They are constantly flicking their wings. I was not sure what type of bird is was when it first showed up in my backyard. From afar I thought it was a Pine WarblerContinue reading “Ruby-crowned Kinglet”

Great-Grandma Peavy’s Pecan Pie

I will post the recipe below. This recipe makes 2 pies. To convert this to a sugar-free pie, use a brown sugar substitute like Swerve or Splenda. There are many brands of brown sugar substitute these days. All the other ingredients stay the same. Some sugar substitutes are sweeter than others so you may haveContinue reading “Great-Grandma Peavy’s Pecan Pie”

Tennessee Sandhill Cranes

Between mid-October and February sandhill cranes migrate to Tennessee for the winter. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, “Tennessee has wintered an average of over 29,000 cranes over the last five years. There are an estimated minimum 89,000 Sandhill Cranes in the eastern population that passes through and winters in Tennessee. There are two primaryContinue reading “Tennessee Sandhill Cranes”

Cookies n Cream Pie

This recipe is for an extra creamy Cookies n Cream Pie. This pie definitely gets the drool-worthy stamp of approval as everyone loved it at Thanksgiving dinner. You can use any flavor Oreo you want for this pie to get different flavor combinations. This is a great pie to make ahead when you have aContinue reading “Cookies n Cream Pie”