I watch it grow.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
I watch it grow.
I refilled all the feeders for the Cardinals.
I put fresh suet out for the woodpeckers.
I will need to refill the feeders soon.
Today my bird count is most impressive.
More Gold Finches are at the feeders
than I have ever seen at one time.
Soon I will bundle up.
I have a tree to visit.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I took right to it.
We went on an adventure to the Yarn Barn in Lawrence, Kansas.
My friend knew there were knowledgeable people in this shop
to help me choose the right spinning wheel.
When I saw this cherry wheel I knew she was my
spinning wheel. I do think she choose me!
She is exquisite.
When I sit at the spinning wheel I know I have come home.
Within moments I am comfortable. I am relaxed.
This is where I belong.
One with fiber.
One with the spinning wheel.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I am dreaming and planning.
I am learning.
Friday, February 20, 2009
The birds are skittish but they want their seeds and suet.
A pair of White-breasted Nuthatches were brave and came to the deck.
ees never seem to mind workers being about.
A cold front is coming in this evening.
Snow flurries are in the forecast.
We are a month from Spring.
I am counting the days.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
They are delightful in stir fry and mixed into scrambled eggs.
Add the sunshine and no wind and it felts like 54!
So I bundled up a bit and sat on the deck.
My neighbor is having a new roof put on so it is noisy.
I did not know who would come to say,"hello."
I was so pleased the female Cardinal saw me and came in for some seed.
I took a yard tour.
There are all sorts of sprouts.
The daffodils are coming up.
Spring is just around the corner.
I decided to go walking in the neighborhood.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Life's Free Treats
She is a quilter and a fantastic writer.
I visit her at,
Life's Free Treats.
I was concerned for Meggie and her loved ones.
I was concerned for her country.
Meggie sent a link last week to a story about Bruno's Art Sculpture garden.
Many of these fantastic sculptures were destroyed by the fires.
Please take a minute to watch the short slide show of this amazing work.
Visit Meggie too.
Her birthday is tomorrow.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Hot Springs, Arkansas
from our Texas trip.
The National Park is the Bath Houses on Bath House Row.
stain glass ceilings are so beautiful!
I could go again and sit in the healing waters.
Green Spring Cleaning
Spring is a month away.
I want to be ready!
It is sunny and cold.
It is time to wash windows
and scrub the cabinets.
I will want to be outside when they do.
By I starting today I just might be finished when the tulips bloom!
Happy Spring cleaning!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
while I was outside counting birds this afternoon.
Our time at Aransas Wildlife Refuge was incredible.
I am thinking about our next trip.
We plan on visiting Portland, Oregon in March.
I put some dried cranberries out this morning.
The Robins do enjoy them.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
He found a company that grows organic roses.
These smell heavenly.
I am a smitten kitten!
All sorts of Sparrows and Juncos and Grackles and Starlings!
h Annual Backyard Bird count is underway.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Laguna Atascosa, Texas
This little one reminds me of the Yellow-rumped Warblers
that I see in my backyard.
My Birds of Texas has 45 different Warblers.
But there are many little yellow breasted birds.
I worked a few hours getting the photographs
from Laguna Atascosa organized.
I worked a few hours identifying the birds.
There are so many new to me birds.
I need to go back to Laguna Atascosa, Texas.
At least I can go to my Holiday blog and look at the photographs.