Sunday, February 06, 2011

Sunday Safari

The female Yellow Shafted Flicker is a regular visitor.

I stand at the backdoor and watch her.
I am so pleased she is comfortable.

My daughter helped me find Dragon patterns.

I want to embroidery a Dragon on a hat.

Now to figure out how to do it.

A few more hyacinth are in bloom.
I love the way they scent the house with the promise of Spring.
The tulips are just about over.

Thirty-five years ago my husband gave me Lady Bug
mini pillow for Valentine's Day.
She comes out in February along with my other Lady Bugs.
My Father gave my Mother lady bug scatter pins.
I wear them in February.

Lady bugs pop up all over my house in February.

On my 19th birthday I was very sick
with pneumonia.

My husband and I had just met.
He brought me a big Teddy Bear to help me get well.
Teddy comes out in February and sits on the bed.
Teddy helped me once again recover from pneumonia.

I still feel very tired. I need to rest often.
I do enjoy my handiwork.
These little Teddies might be fun to make out of felted sweaters.
I have a few of them waiting to be used.

We have chick peas cooking to make hummus.
The Super bowl game is later this afternoon.
Maybe I will sew up a Teddy and have hummus and chips and watch the game. I really enjoy the commercials.

I bought out a photograph album I bought years ago.
I will have to decide what to put in it.
I have lots of photographs of bugs I love.

Happy Sunday safari.


Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry, the female flicker is very beautiful......I so wish I could capture my birds with my camera. I have so many in the garden and yet.....

I love bears and have a vast collection of them. Each one has been a gift from someone I love, so they hold treasured memories for me.
I love the bears made from jumpers, they are so pretty and original.

I do hope your health continues to improve.......
Sending you warm hugs.....

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh be still my heart. I just love Flickers. Thanks for showing her. I hope you regain your strength soon Sherry. A good teddy bear project or dragon embroidery should get you mind going in the right direction. Your lady beetle collection sounds so sweet and personal. Have fun watching the Game. We will be too.

Cathy said...

You really can't relax and just take it easy ;)

But enjoy the game with the hubby.

Randy Emmitt said...

The first photo, the pose is awesome, just wish it popped like the second photo. The pole in the background of the second is a distraction.

Kind of bummed my memory card lost 50 photos today... time for a new one.

Anonymous said...

Flickers are beautiful!
And what's even more beautiful is all those sweet things you keep with you. The ladybug mini-pillow and your teddy-bear.. Each time I see people showing such things that are dear to them I wonder if after some 40 or 50 years I'll have a chance to see the old photographs and postcards and look over the gifts and other treasures from today.

sweetbay said...

I love the lovebug pillow -- it's adorable!

Gorgeous shots of a beautiful bird.

Give yourself plenty of time to recover. Having pneumonia is very rough.

Wendy said...

Oh Sherry, do take care. Pneumonia is nasty.

I love those little teddies - they look like cookie cutters! I hope Mr. Teddy (from hubby) helps you to get well.
The ladybugs are so cheery, aren't they? Lovely flickers too and so colourful!

ShySongbird said...

Don't try to do too much too soon Sherry! It took months for me to regain my strength. Just take it steady.

I love the flicker, its markings never cease to amaze me, they are so unusual.

Have a restful February Sherry :)

Jules and Ken said...

Sorry to hear that you are ill, hope you are back to full health soon. Thank you for your kind words about my blog. Time to catch up on all your interesting blogs and enjoy all your beautiful photos. Take care.

Rose said...

What a lovely visitor your Flicker is! This is a good time of year for doing handwork and crafts, watching the birds from the warmth of a cozy chair indoors. The dragon embroidery sounds like fun! It's also a good way to while away the time while you recuperate. Take it easy and take care, Sherry.

chickory said...

i think the Flicker is the handsomest bird of them all. such lush feathering. your photos are stunning! have a nice weekend.