Bird Watching Can Be Rewarding

I’ve made posts here before about how much I enjoy bird watching. It started when I was a pre-teen and joined the Audubon Society to receive all of the books from which I could chart and stick in pictures off all the beautiful varieties of songbirds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where I was brought up. Here in the Cumberlands of Tennessee there are much the same feathered friends. I got away from bird watching as a regular sport as I grew up and got into the hustle and bustle of life in the fast lane. Now that I am retired from running a multi-state insurance agency, I can take my time writing and publishing and once again enjoy the beauty of nature which surrounds me.

As I mentioned on previous posts, I have spotted, and even view close up numerous birds from a Golden Hawk and a Kestrel to a seemingly really out-of-place Blue Heron.

This spring a pair of Cardinals nested and hatched young in a bush at the front of our house. There are plenty of Robins, Blue Jays, Mockingbirds, Starlings and Wrens about all the time. Lately I’ve been seeing a Wood Thrush apparently making its abode in our massive maple behind our house. I love the simple things in life.

I guess that’s why I still enjoy reading a good book (the old fashioned kind when you have to turn actual pages). We have a lot of them on our website at and Amazon has most of them in both paperback and the electronic version enjoyed by so many nowadays. Whatever your “cup of tea” is you’ll likely find it in the pages of one of our books!

So for those who, like me,like the simple things in life, you can enjoy the beauty of nature and the reading of a great book!


Vacations, getaways and holidays

July is a month filled with celebrations. Tomorrow is a big one, both here in the US, and for our northern neighbors who celebrate Canada Day. A vast array of fireworks will remind us of our independence and love for country. A lot of folks will hit the road.

Rhonda and I got away a bit early, and rented a cabin in the mountains of Northeast Georgia, taking jaunts to Western North Carolina and a little farther south to meet with family members whom we hadn’t seen in quite a while. But we didn’t forget our reading material. We both took books and I also packed my Kindle.

As you escape the hustle and bustle of life in the fast lane this summer, be sure to take along a St.Clair Publication book. If you’re leaving for the 4th, you still have time to visit Amazon and download a Kindle e-book. Just head to our website and survey our selection first. And if you have a devise other than Kindle you can select one of our eVolve editions directly on the site.

So have a safe and happy holiday and relax by reading!