Saturday, March 31, 2012

I took this picture of Venus and Jupiter on March 13th.

"Images of broken light, which
Dance before me like a million eyes,
They call me on and on across the universe."
~ John Lennon

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I took this picture during a thunderstorm on March 17th. I was
hoping to catch some forked lightning, but instead caught this
lightning flash off in the distance. I took this picture from my
back porch.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The planet Venus, crescent moon and the planet
Jupiter on March 25th. By the time I got out to
take pictures, the moon and Jupiter were starting
to set.

The planet Venus, crescent moon and the planet
Jupiter on March 26th. I got this shot earlier in
the evening. It was a beautiful sight!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Macro Mania!

Happy 91st Birthday to my mom, Hamp Mabry! Born this day in
1921 in Gainesboro, Tennessee. I love you muchly!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Beauty in my Backyard

Forsythia and Sand Cherry

Our willow tree is the prettiest it's ever been with all the rain we've
had this year.

Yoshino Cherry

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Yoshino cherry blossoms. They've been beautiful this year!

“In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.”
~ Kobayashi Issa

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

They're Baaaaaaaaack!

I was filling our bird feeder with seed this morning when I heard a
familiar chattering. I knew immediately it was our Tree Swallows
coming back to nest in our back yard. This will be the 3rd year in
a row that they've come to nest in the bird house on our garden arbor.
The sight of them really made my day :0)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Macro

This cute little sun if from the wind chimes my sister, Jane, got me
for my birthday. There hanging on one of our swings in the garden.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

More sunrise shots from hubby, T. These were taken Friday morning
March 16th.

Crescent moon and sunrise.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Venus & Jupiter

The planets Jupiter and Venus in alignment last night. It was a
gorgeous evening to go out and get some shots of this celestial
encounter. This event happens every 13 months. Last night, the
two planets were separated by just 3 degrees. Venus is the brighter
of the two planets even though it's much smaller in size.

When two planets line up in the sky, astronomers call it "planetary
conjunction." March 24th, 25th and 26th, a crescent moon will join
the global meeting between Jupiter and Venus being visible with the
two planets.

I took this shot of Jupiter and Venus looking through the top of our
garden arbor. Beautiful! If you get the chance and the sky is clear
tonight, go out and check this out.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Another shot from our road trip through rural Wilson county. Beautiful

"He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots."
~ Author Unknown

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Cats are connoisseurs of comfort." ~James Herriot

Our cat, Bullet, straddling the back of the recliner in our office room.
This is one of his favorite spots to hang out and check out what's going
on in the outside world. This picture cracks me up :0)

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as Gods, they have not forgotten this." ~ Unknown

Sunday, March 11, 2012

It was a gorgeous day for a road trip yesterday. It was our first one
since Terry had his foot surgery almost three weeks ago. We ended
up in Watertown and Norene, small towns in rural Wilson County.
As we were driving along one of the country roads, I spotted these
deer in someone's back yard. Terry backed the truck up and stopped
and I quickly started snapping pictures. As soon as they saw us they
started to scatter. At least I got a few good shots of them.

"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always
say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my
mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her."
~ Ellen DeGeneres

Friday, March 9, 2012

Chickadee perched in our cherry tree after last Friday's storms.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I took this picture today at Morningside of Cookeville,
the assisted living facility where my mom lives. We had
lunch with her today. Everything is in bloom and is so
beautiful. I could've spent the entire afternoon here :0)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kitty Fun on a Stormy Day

Our cat, Bullet, checking out our 16 year old cat, Jessica. We let
Jessica in during the stormy weather on Friday. The two get along
pretty well, but Bullet is a kitten and he can get a little too rough
sometimes. Jessie cat lets him know who the top cat on the totem
pole is :0)


Sunday, March 4, 2012

We let our cat, Jessica, inside during the storms the other day. She
made a bee line to the guest bedroom and made herself at home on
the bed :0)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Stormy Day!

Yesterday was a day of severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado
warnings across Middle Tennessee. We had lots of heavy rain, winds
and some ominous clouds that rolled through our neighborhood. There
were a couple of rotating thunderstorm clouds spotted near Carthage,
which is ten miles to the north of us. All in all I would say we dodged a
bullet yesterday as we were in a high risk for tornadoes. The scary thing
is tornado season hasn't even begun yet.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Post Op #2

Terry had his 2nd post operative doctor's visit this
morning. This is what his foot looked like before the
doctor removed his stitches. He was quite happy about
that. Now he can take a shower. His foot wasn't as swollen
as it was on the first visit. The doc told him he could go
back to work next Wednesday, so he's progressing good :0)
Next visit is in three weeks.