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Monday, August 8, 2011

Been missing

Good day to all, I did not realize it had been so long since I was on here. Well I broke my wrist, the last of Apirl and have been in a funk ever since. Guess I was feeling sorry for myself. I could not do all the things I wanted to by myself, had to ask for help and that is hard for me. Well I think I need to get out of this funk and remember why I started this blog. My love of God and His beauty that I wanted to share. I have not taken many pictures of late and they are a little blurred lol (one handed) and it has been so hot I could not sit outside like I was doing. So here are a few pics of some of my visitors to my yard.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011


My boyfriend and brother built a deck on the front of my home 2 weekends ago. My boyfriend and I had planned on doing it, but I fell before we could and broke my wrist. Then all I could do was supervise. Well I did make sure they had something cold to drink LOL and fixed them lunch. It took all day, but they did a good job.Now I can sit outside and have my morning coffee, work on the computer too. First pic is boyfriend, second is my brother and last you can see the addition

As I sit here, the sun slowly going down, which paints the sky, wonderful shades of blue,red, orange and yellow I am in awe of Gods amazing beauty, that He shares with us.As I watching the birds, squirrels and occasional rabbit. Hearing all the sounds of nature. AND A BIG THANK YOU TO LARRY AND BILLY

Thursday, April 28, 2011


 Well, the babies have left the house and I didn't get to see it. they fledged the next day, and it was raining. Pop took them to the back of the lot. Away from the mockingbirds. All is well with them, and thats' what counts. So that ends my story sorta, A female Bluebird has already claimed the house and is making it  her home. So the saga will continue. LOL Oh the mockingbirds seem to be a happy couple now. At least they are not attacking other birds.The pic is of Papa trying to cokes them out, and 1 little head looking scared.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I have been sitting in my new home, at the kitchen table by the window, my favorite spot in the house. I can see my feeders,birdbathes and one of my Bluebird houses. I have enjoyed watching the mom and pop bluebirds build the nest. They work well together, unlike some people. Then on March 15 I saw 3 eggs in the nest. such a pretty shade of blue, this was a first for me. Man it is exciting to know soon there will be baby birds. Did you know that pop bluebird even feeds mom while she sits on the nest? I now have babies !!!!!! If you can tell I get a little excited. I decided I was going to watch this all the way, till the fledging leave the nest.  Mom and pop share the feeding, won't be long now before they take their maiden flight. Wait I am getting ahead of myself, LOL  I noticed a few days ago that I have not been seeing mom come and go. Only papa, so I paid close attention, sure enough no mom. Now with mom out of the picture pop  has to work harder feeding them. He has been doing a great job too. Don't mean to leave you in suspense, but I had sprang my wrist bad and now it is stating to hurt, so I will post a few pics to help you see my story.Be back later to finish.

 Mom is hungry

here are the babies !!!!!

Pops here with lunch

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bluebirds are Nesting

 My Bluebirds have been very active lately,checking out their house, before they started working on my lot. Then with so much activity around, I was scared they would not use the house they had been checking out. But to my amazement they started building their nest.Now I can set on my front porch and watch them going in and out. I had checked for eggs on Friday, not a one. Then Saturday I noticed the female sitting half way out of the box. I had never seen one do that before. The same thing happened again on Sunday morning. Well, I could not wait, so I checked and sure enough there were 3 eggs there. Happy happy days. I will be able to watch as they hatch, mom and dad feeding them and see the fledging leave the nest. This will be a first for me. here are a few pics of mom, dad and soon to be babies.  Not sure why the pics post at the top.

Friday, March 11, 2011

My Adventures in finding Peace and Quiet

For about 3 and a half years now, I have lived with my son and 2 grandsons. My son is disable and needed my help. Well he has a 3 bedroom mobile home. The boys are now teenagers and I am going crazy. LOL There seems to be something going on daily, the boys bicker all the time. I think they need their own space and I know I do. So I made a decision to put a mobile home on my sons land. He has 7 acres. WELL THIS IS WHERE THE ADVENTURE STARTS. To put it there I had to apply for a hardship case( it means he needs someone to be near enough to help him he is going to have to have another surgery soon) I went to the city, because we are in their planning zone. I had to have papers from his doctor, what size home I wanted to put in, then wait 2 months for a hearing. I was approved thank God. I then had to clear the area I am using, get the county not the city to approve my putting in a septic system. They said I could use his existing well. Then back to the city to get the permits to move, setup,put in electrical box, septic system and AC.  I have completed all but the final inspection. Oh, I also have to get a power line ran. They came out this morning to do that, found out it was to wet with all the rain we have gotten over the last few days. Now I have to wait until the first of the week. Well, I know the Good Lord has not brought me this far, without taking me the rest. I would like to share some of the beginning pics of this adventure.

I will continue my saga as thing progess

Friday, February 25, 2011


Pine Siskin and Brown-headed Nuthatch

                                                     Northern Flicker
                                                          Pine Warbler

This pass year has been a banner year for me. through out the year, I have been lucky enough to see 6 of my life birds. For those that do not know this pharse, it means birds I want to see but never have till now.It is amazing to look out your window and see a different bird, I grab my bird book and start looking, then when you find it, WOW this bird is new to my yard. So far I have seen Pine Warblers, Pine Siskins, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthach, Northern Flickers and a Summer Tanager. I can count at least 20 different bird families, in my yard Oh , I almost missed one the Red-winged Blackbird. So now I will share some of them with you.

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Afternoon Drive

 I Decided to take a drive to clear the cob webs . Well there is a road near home where I had seen a Blue Heron.Hoping to get some bird pics. It is mostly swamp land and is named Seven Bridges Rd. It has 7 places that have bridge crossings One of them has a story, there is suppose to be a ghost there. It seems she died in an accident. If you go there at night, stop on the bridge cut off your lights and car, blow your horn 3 times she will appear. Yes, you can say I tried it once. LOL  No ghost came out.Well the last time I went down the road it looked like aways, just some swampy areas, lots of cypress trees.This time I was amazed  the beavers had dammed up one of the areas and it now looked like a lake. When they say busy as a beaver, well let me tell you!! They have been busy. I even saw where they built one of their huts, I think that what they are call. I stopped by beside the road and watched awhile, at one of natures many wonders. I could hear alot of geese way back, finally got to watch them take off WOW were they noisy. Nature never stops amazing me Those beavers built a beautiful place, yes I know they also cause a lot of problems. but I bet if you think about it they are the reason we have some of the beautiful lakes we now enjoy. I did take a few pics of their handy work. Hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Been a little under the weather for a few days,flu bug I guess, haven't been out and about to see much wildlife. I did see a field of deer the other day. Squirrels in the yard, love to watch them play. It drive my dog crazy, he just can't run fast enough, before they scamper up a tree. Looking forward to the spring, got alot of seeds to plant. I am clearing a large over grown area to put in a mobile home. I will have lots of room for flowers. Hope to have it in by the last of March. Due to my sons disablity( he was hurt at work) he needs someone close by, I am now staying with him and my 2 grandsons. I need my own space and this seemed the best way to go. Here are a few pics I have taken  First is a Pine Warbler second is a Northern Mockingbird.

Four of the deer are bucks, one has lost his horns already they were a beautiful site they are so graceful,
Cute. little guy

Friday, January 28, 2011


As I look around, I see the birds going to and fro. Hear them singing their songs. Squirrels scampering up and down the trees. Chasing each other, I have to smile. What wonders!! Then, I look up at the beautiful blue sky, fluffy clouds going by, oh so beautiful. As winter starts to wind down, I see little shoots of flowers trying to reach the warmth of the sun. Even the bare trees seem to know Spring is on the way. As I ponder all this, I think so many people never see or think of all the wonders God made for us to enjoy. Have you ever seen Rays of Hope, on a dreay day? WOW what a site to behold. This is a day the Lord has made.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sitting at the kitchen table enjoying my coffee and looking out the window.Still way to cold to sit outside What!!! is that? Oh my, a Red-bellied Woodpecker is on my log feeder. I had seen one in the spring, HE DIDN'T HANG AROUND LONG ENOUGH TO GET A PIC OF HIM. This one is enjoying my homemade suet. I have watched Downys and Nuthatches a plenty. Oh look at that yellow bird. A Pine Warbler, he was one of my life birds I saw for the first time in Nov.  What a wonderful morning,

He is a beautiful bird

This does not do him justice As I watched all the birds I was amazed at how many different kinds were in the yard. 
Finches sparrows, titmouse, nuthatches, chickadee, cardinals doves and warblers