In the morning this summer, I have been sitting out on my back porch and looking at the trees and listening to the birds sing.
I love watching the animals that visit our yard in the morning. We have had a bunny who regularly visits both our front and back yard, as well as various squirrels and chipmunks and occasionally a groundhog.
Our bunny: He is hanging out in the front yard in this photo.
We also have all sorts of birds in our backyard, including robins, bluejays, and cardinals. The other day, there were two cardinals hanging out on our fence right above our flower garden. They inspired this painting:
I like to imagine they were catching up on all the neighborhoods goings-on.
I hope you are having a lovely August, Friends. What cool things have you seen in your back yard or around your house lately?
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My name is Shelly Johnson, and I am a writer and philosopher with a Ph.D. in philosophy. One of my primary personal and philosophical interests is how we can learn to love ourselves and each other better in order to cultivate personal and political resilience. I teach ethics and a variety of other courses at a local college. I am the author of the blog Love is Stronger. I am also the author of three logic and critical thinking books for high school and middle school: _Argument Builder_, _Discovery of Deduction_ (co-author), and _Everyday Debate_, published by Classical Academic Press. You can reach me at email@example.com.
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