My Favorite Breakfast Cereal

Alright, I know this is a nature blog, but as I’m sitting here writing I’m eating my most yummiest, favorite breakfast cereal. I’ve made this recipe for my friends, and it is now their favorite breakfast cereal. They actually eat it at any time of day. And so do I! In fact, I had it for a snack last night. So I thought I’d share it here:

Easy Breakfast

From Light and Natural Cookbook


  • 1 large unpeeled apple – diced
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I use pecans)
  • 1 cup soy yogurt (I use Silk Vanilla Soy Yogurt)
  • 2 Tbsp. wheat germ
  • Ground cinnamon (optional – but I use this generously)
  • Ground nutmeg (optional – I’ve never tried this)


Stir the apples, oats, maple syrup and nuts into the yogurt. Sprinkle with wheat germ. Top with cinnamon and nutmeg if desired. Garnish with fresh fruit.

Serves 2.

I hope you try this and enjoy it!


Okay, I know Pigeons aren’t everyone’s favorite bird, but I like to observe all nature and its activities. Mom and I observed Pigeon activity at the motel we stayed at in Arizona in March, 2006. We were on the second floor, these pigeons were below the roof & above the third floor. This mother is feeding her little fuzzy baby – it’s too cute!

She regurgitates into her babies’ mouths. Here’s a better shot of her, but less of her fuzzy babies:


And here’s a better photo of one of her fuzzy babies:


There’s a guy that cleans the pool area and wipes down the furniture every day – I’m sure he cleans up a lot of pigeon poop. I know that’s nasty, but I’m kind of glad they let these pigeons live there.