Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

For the Love of Birds

Going back to Feb. 10th of this year for this shot. More birds
in action shots to come :0)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Cardinal Bird

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

Feb. 16th Sunset

“A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a
dawn.” ~ Claude Debussy

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

Our yard has been full of Robins lately. Must mean Spring is on
it's way :0) I can't wait!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"I Purr, Therefore I Am." ~ Anonymous

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.

Sweet face!

Queen of the castle :0)

Gentle eyes
that see so much,
paws that have
the quiet touch.

Purrs to signal
"all is well"
and show more love
than words can tell.

Graceful movements
touched with pride,
a calming presence
by our side.

A friendship
that will last and grow -
small wonder
why we love them so.

~Author Unknown

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Soaking Up the Sun!

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!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mourning Dove

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
" ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Spread Your Wings and Fly

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

Dove & Goldfinch

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

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way." ~ James Montgomery

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."

~Psalms 55:6.

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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,
to love."
~ Marcus Aurelius

Sunrise this morning. Beautiful! Thanks for taking these pics,
Terry :0)

"And even the sun
in dawn chorus sings,
a celestial melody to the earth
~ Tjaden

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Oh Deer!

We stopped in the middle of the road to get this shot of a deer.
I took this picture out the window of the Jeep on our way back
from the lake.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Picture Postcards from Center Hill

Terry took this picture of Center Hill Dam from the overlook.

The backwaters.

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

"In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips." ~ Author Unknown

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

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Up a Tree

I took this picture on the Buffalo Valley walking
trail at Center Hill Lake. The white bark of this
Sycamore tree was so pretty against the blue sky!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Old Barn

We found this cool, old barn in a field off the Buffalo Valley Nature
trail at Center Hill Lake.