Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Our cat, Libby looks like she doesn't have a head in this picture :)
Cleaning herself on top of our spa.
I swear, that cat has a tongue that's five feet long :)
"It's really the cat's house - we just pay the mortgage."
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
"Take 5 minutes and sit quietly and reflect on all the blessings
in your life." ~ Catherine Pulsifer
"Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your many blessings see what God hath done."
~ Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
This Wild Cherry tree was half this size when
me and Terry built our house 14 years ago.
Lately we had noticed it was starting to die, plus
it was starting to lean into the power lines, so
we decided to have it cut down. The UCEMC crew
came out this morning and made quick work of
cutting it down and hauling it off.
This is all that's left. I hated to see this tree go!:( We plan on
planting another one sometime next year, only further away
from the power lines.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I was in the backyard taking pictures with my long lens on
November 11th when I spied this young hawk sitting in a
tree in our side yard. I was going to try and get closer, but he
spotted me :( By the time I got close to him he flew away.
Hopefully I'll have better luck next time.
Friday, November 19, 2010
“And now, when comes the calm mild day, as still such days
will come, To call the squirrel and the bee from out their winter
home; When the sound of dropping nuts is heard, though all
the trees are still, And twinkle in the smoky light the waters of
the rill, The south wind searches for the flowers whose fragrance
late he bore, And sighs to find them in the wood and by the
stream no more.” ~William Cullen Bryant
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I took these pictures Tuesday morning of raindrops on our
Yoshino cherry tree. It was a cold, wet, dreary, miserable
day. I love that little hint of red in the background from our
Bradford Pear trees :)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Our cat, Jessica, was a stray who adopted us back in 1996. This
is how she looked shortly showing up at our house. She was skin
and bones and was very sick.
We nursed her back to health and she has grown into a beautiful,
The smallest feline is a masterpiece. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci
This is Jessica now. She's 14 years old and except for a little bit
of arthritis, is still going strong.
She loves to have her picture taken and is such a little poser :)
It's amazing how attached you can get to a cat!
"The furry little buggers [cats] are just deep, deep wells you throw your
emotions into." ~ Bruce Schimmel
"I purr, therefore I am." - Anonymous
Thursday, November 11, 2010
My dad was stationed in Thorpe Abbotts,
England in 1943. He was an airplane mechanic
serving with the 100th Bomb Group 350th
Bomb Squadron. I would like to thank my
dad, my brother, Ken, and all vets past and
present for their service to this country!
This beautiful American flag flies in the cemetary
near our house. Let us always remember our vets
and the sacrifices they have made and make for us
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Our cat, Libby likes to hang out down in our Leyland Cyprus
trees. There she can stalk birds and catch the occasional mouse.
This is what she looked like after one of her excursions :) The
spider webs all over her face and head didn't seem to faze her.
Ahhhhh, nap time! I love this cat...she's so easy going :)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
"There is nothing is more musical than a sunset.
He who feels what he sees will find no more
beautiful example of development in all that
book which, alas, musicians read but too little -
the book of Nature." ~ Claude Debussy
Today would have been my dad's 91st birthday.
Happy Birthday dad!!! I love you and miss you!