Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Babies everywhere!!

I showed you the bird nests in a post and now we have babies in all of them, except the bluebirds have already fledged and they are working on a second batch.  Here is a photo of the Sparrows.  Five fuzzy little heads!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A visit with the Grands (and parents.)

The week before Easter Sunday, we had our two grandchildren from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania come for a visit.  Of course they brought their parents along.  Casey's 7th birthday was to be on the day they were to fly back home, so we had a birthday party for her here.  I was worried about rounding up enough kids to have one.  We don't know many folks here except for a niece and nephew who both have kids, but they couldn't make it.  It all turned out well though, as my daughter's old high school girlfriend brought hers and they happened to be the same age as our Grands.  We had an Easter egg hunt that they seemed to love.  A girl after my own heart wanted a Cheesecake for her birthday cake.  I made a wonderful NY style one from scratch and it was a hit with everyone.  Just in case someone did not like cheesecake, I made some cupcakes too.
Papa and Casey
Then on Good Friday we celebrated Easter with them.  I let the parents take charge of that as everyone does their own holiday traditions.  It was a lot of fun even though the rain dampened the egg hunt a tad.  Somehow the Easter bunny knew about the rain and hid most of the eggs under the carport and cemented areas.
Casey ready for Easter

 In between those two celebratory days we plaed lots of H-O-R-S-E with the basketball.  Of course Grandma was the big loser!  :-)  We only had a couple of fires for making Smore's because of the rainy days.  I love when they come to visit!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A picture a Day

Springtime moves quickly. I could take a picture a day of the dogwoods and it would be different. Once things start blooming and coming out of the ground it seems the warmth of the sun makes the plants so happy they burst with joy.  It all happens so fast.  I have been asking the Dogwood Gods to please slow the blooming process down just a bit more so my grandchildren (who will be here Saturday) can see the splashes of white throughout our woods.
Early Dogwood blooms

Blueberry Blossoms

Cherry  Blossoms
The birds are busy.  I have a Chickadee pair in the clay house, the Wrens have chosen a wash tub to nest in and the Bluebirds are in their usual box;; all busy preparing for the little ones to arrive.  The Bluebird male is so attentive.  And we have a nest in our new carport that keeps the rain off the boat and lawnmowers.  I think they might be Starlings, but I will have to keep an eye on it to see.
I hope your are enjoying the arrival of Spring in your area.  It is a tad late for us this year.  Even the Hummingbirds knew to come two weeks later than usual.  How does that happen?
Bluebird house

Chickadee house

New nest under carport

Wren house

Monday, March 31, 2014

After a long hiatus

I have decided to get my blog up and running again, for all those who might be interested.  I know there was much disappointment from my family when I shut my blog down last summer for various reasons.
I am the sort of soul who has to write about my life, I have kept assorted journals and diaries ever since I was a kid and could write down my thoughts.  Most of those entries are long lost.
So, here I am back on the blog.  It has been a very unusually cold winter here in North Alabama.  One of , if not the coldest, I have experienced in the nearly 32 years we have lived up here.  I don't mind winter at all, in fact I am rather fond of it.  But this year, I am ready for those pretty white dogwood blooms, green grass to cut and readying the garden spot.
My daffodils were the prettiest they have ever been and really put on a show for us this spring.

P.S.  If anyone knows how I can re-insert my past blog postings, help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for stopping by.