California scrub-jay

January 2021

‘Hear! hear!’ screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, ‘winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.’
— Henry David Thoreau

Hummingbird in flight

December 2020

A bare tree stands with roots on both ends in December days.
— Kiran Bantawa

Northern flicker

November 2020

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

Oak tree

October 2020

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.
— Stanley Horowitz


September 2020

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.
— Helen Hunt Jackson