The Owl – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

The Owl – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

McGuffey Readers were a series of graded primers for grade levels 1-6. They were widely used as textbooks in American schools from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, and are still used today in some private schools and in homeschooling. LESSON LII. oak dusk fight squeak ruf’fled bag Fred whoo a wake’ creep’ing THE OWL. 1. “Where did you get that owl, Harry?” … Continue reading

A Beautiful Rainbow

A Beautiful Rainbow

The friendly Rainbow Lorikeet at Lowry Park Zoo has been shown here before, along with the rainbow we saw on our trip through South Carolina several years ago. This rainbow is much brighter and it’s a double rainbow. I enjoy seeing rainbows because they are a reminder of God’s promise to never totally flood the … Continue reading

Heathcliff’s North American Hot Dog Hawk

Heathcliff’s North American Hot Dog Hawk

Today’s Heathcliff – The poor cat, Heathcliff, had his hot dog stolen by a swooping “Hot Dog Hawk.” Not sure if this hawk will ever show up in our Bird Guides. Not exactly which genus it belongs to, But if that Hot Dog hawk had tried that with this Red-winged Blackbird, then there would be … Continue reading

Double Life of the Hummingbird – Creation Moments

Double Life of the Hummingbird – Creation Moments

Learn more about one of God’s most unusual creatures by watching our video “Double Life of the Hummingbird”  Who doesn’t love the beautiful hummingbird? You’ll love them even more after viewing our “Double Life of the Hummingbird” video! That’s because you’ll about the unique abilities their Designer has given them. Truly, hummingbirds bear evidence of … Continue reading

McGuffey’s 6th Grade Reader – The Solitary Reaper

McGuffey’s 6th Grade Reader – The Solitary Reaper

McGuffey’s 6th Grade Reader – The Solitary Reaper William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, the founder of the “Lake School” of poets, was born at Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. From his boyhood he was a great lover and student of nature, and it is to his beautiful descriptions of landscape, largely, that he owes his fame. He was a … Continue reading

The McGuffey’s Reader Posts

The McGuffey’s Reader Posts

If you have stopped by recently, you have noticed the different articles from the McGuffey’s Readers. So far, there have been posts from the Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade and the Sixth Grade Readers. McGuffey Readers were a series of graded primers for grade levels 1-6. They were widely used as textbooks in American schools from the mid-19th century to … Continue reading

The Sandpiper – Fourth Grade McGuffey’s Reader

The Sandpiper – Fourth Grade McGuffey’s Reader

McGuffey Readers were a series of graded primers for grade levels 1-6. They were widely used as textbooks in American schools from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, and are still used today in some private schools and in homeschooling. Here is a story of The Eagle from the Fourth Grade Reader. (From Gutenberg) Pictures are current photos. XLIX. THE SANDPIPER.  By CELIA … Continue reading

McGuffey’s Third Reader – BIRD FRIENDS

McGuffey’s Third Reader – BIRD FRIENDS

LESSON XVI. BIRD FRIENDS. 1. I once knew a man who was rich in his love for birds, and in their love for him. He lived in the midst of a grove full of all kinds of trees. He had no wife or children in his home. 2. He was an old man with gray beard, … Continue reading

Fish Hawk – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

Fish Hawk – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

GRANDFATHER’S STORY. 1. “Come and sit by my knee, Jane, and grandfather will tell you a strange story. 2. “One bright Summer day, I was in a garden in a city, with a friend. “We rested underneath a fig tree. The broad leaves were green and fresh. 3. “We looked up at the ripe, purple … Continue reading

McGuffey’s 6th Grade Reader – The Morning Oratorio

McGuffey’s 6th Grade Reader – The Morning Oratorio

“He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains; They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst. Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.” (Psalms 104:10-12 NASB) McGuffey Readers were a series of graded primers for grade levels 1-6. They … Continue reading

What A Bird Taught – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

What A Bird Taught – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

LESSON XI. twit-twee bough (bow) twit-twit top’most lock spray mate close’ly ros’y an’swer (an’ser) WHAT A BIRD TAUGHT. 1. Why do you come to my apple tree, Little bird so gray? Twit-twit, twit-twit, twit-twit-twee! That was all he would say. 2. Why do you lock your rosy feet So closely round the spray? Twit-twit, twit-twit, … Continue reading

Circle B Bar Reserve – A Favorite Birding Place

Circle B Bar Reserve – A Favorite Birding Place

This is by one of the photographers that visits Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida. It is only a few miles from our house “as the crow flies.” We have spent many enjoyable trips there. This was from Dennis Hollingsworth. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being … Continue reading