Saturday, May 23, 2015

All is Well

 Papa
 
Mama
 
Hatchlings
 
Papa back to check on the nest
 
'All clear Mama; members of the 'press' have gone.'
 
 
 


 

Golf or Tennis?

A favorite exercise for Lucy and the RG
 
 
 
Until Tomorrow
 
 
Camera Critters

Friday, May 22, 2015

Finally Friday - 052215

1. The day of the week doesn't usually affect me but this week; I'm glad it's Friday.
 AND BE GLAD ITS FRIDAY

2. Our peonies have begun to bloom. It's cool here but that means they will last longer. The fragrance is divine.
 
 
3. The Birdwatcher's Store On my "gotta go there" list.
 
 
4.  A botanical site I came across  Fact and Fiction about the Memorial Day Poppy.
 
5.  Where did the month of May go? Nice Photos with this recording.
We roamed the fields and river sides,
When we are young and gay;
We chased the bees and plucked the flowers,
In the merry, merry month of may.
Refrain:
Oh, yes, with ever changing sports,
We whiled the hours away;
The skies were bright,
Our hearts were light,
In the merry, merry month of may
---Stephen Foster
 

 
 
Around Roanoke



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wooden Shoe - Redo

The inspiration for my wooden shoe redo came from Jeanie on her blog, The Marmelade Gypsy
One of Jeanie's photos featured a door with a wooden shoe which appealed to my 'Dutch' side. And then low and behold didn't I spy a small wooden shoe on our first trip to the flea market this season. It is just the right size for a the small shutter I've had laying around for quite sometime.

Before
 No, It's not a computer glitch.
I completely forgot to take a before photo, tsk.
 
After
 
 
I'm pretty sure it's not done.
 but I caught the house wrens in the act of removing pieces of my spring wreath for nesting; so that had to come down.

I'm not satisfied with the flowers just stuffed in the shoe and Sophie's clip (aka feet) need camouflaged.
You may remember Sophie from this post:
Sadie Visits Blue Monday

I'm pretty sure she won't be moving for awhile.

Question: The wooden shoe has a small hole on only one side). I noticed the one on Jeanie's post does too. Is there a purpose for this?
 

Joining Jan for:
My Link Party
 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Silhouettes

Sassy
Our little House Wren

Sheltered 
 A young robin took shelter from the rain
under the bird's nest spruce.
and waited for Momma to bring a worm.
 
 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Standing Guard

 
 "Am I perturbed? You bet I am."
 
"Hey, Hey you. Scram; preferably underground."
 
"That's how you take care of that situation."
and the chipmunk did go underground; too fast for a photo.
 
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Shade Deepens

and the Foliage thickens
So many varieties of Hosta these days.
Years ago you rarely saw one in home gardens.
And the price is unbelievable.
They are so easy to propagate and divide.
We often tell someone; just bring a shovel.
 
Lavender Cottage


Quillow

Who remembers the Quillow fad?
 A Quilt that folds into a Pillow

 My mother loved making these.
 I couldn't count how many she made as gifts.
 
Smiling Sally