Enjoyed a visit to Delta Ponds where I saw this gorgeous bird, a Cedar Waxwing. It was perched on a bare twig in among a lot of twigs, truly "out in the sticks." For anyone unfamiliar with this phrase, it is an American term meaning "a rural area considered remote or backward"
"I was the country bumpkin from the sticks."
"I haven't lived in the sticks all my life."
"Warren admits he couldn't live right out in the sticks."
"It's out in the sticks, about two miles from the nearest shop."
"He lived out in the sticks somewhere."
(From Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers)