Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Cardinal Bird
A day and then a week passed by:
The redbird hanging from the sill
Sang not; and all were wondering why
It was so still—
When one bright morning, loud and clear,
Its whistle smote my drowsy ear,
Ten times repeated, till the sound
Filled every echoing niche around;
And all things earliest loved by me,—
The bird, the brook, the flower, the tree,—
Came back again, as thus I heard
The cardinal bird.
~William Davis Gallagher
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Our sweet Jessie cat turns 14 years young this year! Except
for a little bit of arthritis in her back legs she's still pretty
spry :0) We give her Cosequin in her food every other day to
help with the arthritis. She doesn't stray too far from the house
these days, but prefers to lounge on top of the barbecue grill
or the spa top.
Queen of the castle :0)
that see so much,
paws that have
the quiet touch.
Purrs to signal
"all is well"
and show more love
than words can tell.
touched with pride,
a calming presence
by our side.
that will last and grow -
why we love them so.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I took these pictures after our last snow event. Our cats, Libby
and Jessica, love to sleep on top of our spa cover, even when it
is snow covered :0) They don't seem to mind as long as they can
find a clear spot to lounge on. Oh to be a cat!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
This was one of the most gorgeous sunsets I've seen in awhile!
It seems that winter sunsets are always more intense.
Sunset colors are typically more brilliant than sunrise colors,
because the evening air contains more particles than morning air.
Monday, February 14, 2011
This pretty Dove was perched high atop our cherry tree the other
morning. They love eating seeds on the ground that have fallen
out of the bird feeders.
"And there my little doves did sit With feathers softly brown And
glittering eyes that showed their right To general Nature's deep
delight." ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Captured this little wren flying around a suet cake on our bird
“Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too
slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing
that she hath wings.” ~ Victor Hugo
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I've really enjoyed our bird feeders! It's fun
watching different kinds of birds interact with
one another. For the most part they all seem
to get along :0)
"Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them
to the shame of art."
~ Izaak Walton
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This pretty, little Dove was under one of our bird
feeders eating seeds that had fallen on the ground.
"Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I
fly away, and be at rest."
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunrise Jan.28th, 2011
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious
privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy,
~ Marcus Aurelius
Sunrise this morning. Beautiful! Thanks for taking these pics,
"And even the sun
in dawn chorus sings,
a celestial melody to the earth
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Terry took this picture of Center Hill Dam from the overlook.
Two guys enjoying a day of fishing on that little island in the
middle of the river.
A pair of Turkey Buzzards.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Happy Birthday, Kay! My big sister turns 58 today. I hope you
have a blessed day filled with fun, family, laughs and lots of
cake :0) Love you, sis!
"A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden
thread to the meaning of life." ~ Isadora James