Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
We have a little birdhouse hanging in one of our Tulip Poplar
trees in the backyard. Every summer for the past two years
a couple of wrens have taken up residence in the house. This
year they raised two broods of babies in the birdhouse. Each
year around this time I clean it out to get it ready for next year.
This wren nest had all kinds of bird feathers lining it. There
were also pine needles and twigs in it as well. I don't see how
they crammed all of that into such a small birdhouse. We look
forward to them nesting here next year!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This is a Blue Wishbone flower from a hanging basket on
our backporch. The hummingbirds love these.
This is what okra looks like before it becomes a pod. The
flower blooms out, falls off, then the pod appears. It's very
pretty! They resemble hibiscus flowers.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
This picture was taken in Key West, Florida where
free range chickens and roosters roam free in the
streets. I found this interesting website that gives a
history of the Key West chickens and roosters. The
link is http://www.keywestchickens.com/ if you
would like to check it out.
Just a little off the subject sidenote because I
was thinking about it and I'm a fan...Elvis Presley
died 32 years ago today.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
We planted this Yoshino Cherry tree 10 years ago in
memory of my dad who passed away in 1999. We look
forward to it blooming every spring.
When it's in full bloom, we put a light in the center and
aim it up. It's really pretty.
At night it looks like a pink cloud. We also planted a
Yoshino in memory of my brother who passed away
in 2008. I'm hoping in the next several years it will
be as beautiful as dad's tree.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Me and Terry went on an unforgettable trip to Key West,
Florida for our 25th wedding anniversary in August of
2007. While we were there we got to go out on a glass
bottom boat. The trip took us 3 miles out in the ocean
to view coral and fish as well as other marine life. While
we were out a storm blew up. This first picture was taken
from the back of the boat.
This picture was taken from the back of the glass bottom
boat as we were heading back to shore. It was an awesome
sight! Fortunately we got to enjoy our boat ride before we
had to head back.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
When me and my husband, Terry, were looking for a place
to build a house in 1996, land was pretty scarce in the small
town where we live. After weeks of searching we finally
found a nice lot close to town, but still in the country. The
only problem, for me at least, was that the lot had a cemetary
adjacent to it. I wasn't sure at first if I wanted to live next to
a cemetary. We continued to look for a place to build, but we
kept coming back to this particular lot. We finally decided to
buy it and build our house on it and I'm so glad we did!
The cemetary is so peaceful and is a great place
to take a walk, which we do on a daily basis. I took
these pictures of various angel and cherub figurines
and statues on one of my recent walks.
I enjoy collecting angel and cherub figurines!
A close friend of ours gave this to me after
my brother passed away. It's surrounded
by sunflowers which are my absolute favorite!
Merriam-Webster defines an angel as:
1 : A spiritual being superior to humans in power
and intelligence; especially : one in the lowest
rank in the celestial hierarchy b plural : an order
of angels — see celestial hierarchy
2 : an attendant spirit or guardian
3 : a usually white-robed winged figure of human
form in fine art