Exploring Eclectic Perspectives in Images and Words


Meet Martha Retallick, a writer, photographer, consultant, and more!

Discover the surprising origin of her last name — and learn how to pronounce it.


From construction project documentation to weather monitoring, nature photography to language learning, and engineering research to low-cost landscaping, Martha Retallick’s diverse interests are on display here.

Construction Project Documentation

This is what happens when you buy a house that needs a lot of work…

The Accidental Birder

Doves teach me how to photograph birds.

Self Assignment: Documenting My Yard

Gaining photography skills by focusing up close on backyard magic…


What will you find in Martha’s eclectic blog? Just about anything! She started blogging in 2007 and still hasn’t run out of things to write about.

Here are the latest posts:

Battling Birds

Battling Birds

Pigeons. They look so innocent on the utility wire above my back-yard. Closer to the ground, it’s a different story. Pigeons are the messiest birds I’ve ever dealt with. What’s worse, they recently decided that my porch roof beam was the perfect place to roost.…


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