Monday, February 1, 2016

T Stands for Tuesday

Hello there to all of my Tuesday FRIENDS!
It's time to share what's been going on around here the past week. 
The birds are still hanging around but I'm not putting as much feed out since it's been so warm and they can forge for a bit . 

I can go for two days without putting out seeds before the Blue-jays start complaining loudly. 
I went to my daughters for the weekend. My eldest grandson turned 19 and we had a family party for him. 

It was a great weekend  and I loved being with my kids and all of my Grands!
Today started 
29 Faces in February.
I'm trying to do this again as I really enjoy it and learned so much from it. 
Here's Day 1
A quick pencil sketch as I had a full day ahead of me. I really want to have the time to paint some of them too. 
So that's what's up with me :) 
Today's Random Thoughts


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

T Stands for Tuesday

Not a lot going on here this week. Mostly just watching the birds and doing a bit of art and more crochet. 
Pileated Woodpecker Female

Downy Woodpecker 
Purple Finch
Male Downy
RedHeaded Woodpecker
My Drink of the week is a new coffee my daughter-in-law gave me for Christmas. It's wonderful. 
My Thought for the Day is also my only art piece for the past 2 weeks.
...and it's not finished yet :/
Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, January 18, 2016

T Stands for Tuesday & IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!!!

When I got up this morning it was a whopping 5° F out there and only got up to 16° F . 

The birds were all fluffed up and anxiously waiting for me to fill the bird feeders ...
...The squirrels were ready to eat too :-/

I have three feeders on the deck and 3 suet holders. 

So we have a lot of birds that visit us every day in the winter. 
I also have two large feeders out in the yard  that are there primarily to keep the squirrels off the deck. As you can see it doesn't always work. 
They all make a huge mess on the deck and it drives the husband crazy... I figure we aren't using it in the winter anyhow and it cleans up quickly come summer. Then I take down the seed feeders and put up Humming Bird feeders. Hummers don't make a mess at all :) 
However sometimes the squirrels do tip the hummer feeders and drink the syrup and make a sticky mess on the deck :( 
The temps are already dropping now that the sun is going down so it's time to light a fire and think about dinner. 
I haven't been online much lately ...just taking me time. 
Other Random Thoughts

Sliding in the drink photo at the last here because I forgot again :-/
A whole pot of Echinacea tea because most people at work are sick and I don't want to be . 
 Also my new flower pot to use in the new bathroom.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Second on the 2nd

Joining Elizabeth & Bleubeard 
Altered Book Lover 
for the 
Second on the 2nd 
Re-showing on of my favorite post from 2010. 
The year of  the Herons

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Visitors--- Green Herons

It seems that every summer we have some sort of unusual critter visit us. Some stay a short while and others spend the summer with us. This years visitors is a small family of Green Herons. They nest in the oaks at the back of our lot and appear to feed at the neighboring ponds and creeks. At least so far they have left my little fish pond alone and hopefully they will continue to. This is either a female or a young male that hasn't developed his colors yet. It is the one that allowed me take 100s of photos before it flew off .
The garden is coming along and the flowers are looking better. I had to pull up all the green beans due to some sort of blight. But I'll plant more in a different spot and hope for the best .

I literally have hundreds of photos of these Green Herons. They are smaller than the Blue Heron that every one knows about and are little comics that can entertain for hours. 
Here are a couple of shots of the parents after the chicks flew the nest. 

Things are always happening around here :) 
Today's Random Thoughts 

Don't for get to check out the others who have posted  with 
Elizabeth :)

Monday, December 28, 2015

T Stands for Tuesday

Hello my Tuesday Friends! 
Moving slow around here... recouping from a week of too much good stuff. 
Lots of good food and visits with family:) 
These are my parents. They are 85 and 83 :) and still host the family holiday meals and wouldn't have it any other way. This is the only decent picture I have for the weekend and my husband took it. Every time I tried it was either very blurry or they held something in front of their face. I gave up and enjoyed the event. 
We drove home through too much rain and just barley made it before the roads were closed. 

Not the best photos but it was pouring down rain and we were moving ...slowly . The other lane was totally flooded with one car floating around in it. The water was very close to the top of the concrete barrier when we went through and shortly after was flowing over and they closed that lane too. It would have taken us hours to go around another direction so we were lucky! 
So tomorrow I have to go back to work. After having 5 days off it's always hard. But I'm looking forward to checking out all of the seeds that came in last week :) 

Kind of felt strange to seeing seeds going up next to the Christmas decorations. This is the earliest we have gotten them in. Usually don't show up until February. 
That's it for this week ..the brain is still slowed down by all of that sugar . 
Random Thoughts for the Day

...and don't forget to...
.....oops forgot the drink..