Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This was the most exciting thing going on a few weeks ago. Seriously, these tiny green sprouts and a sunny day really went a long way toward lifting my mood. There have been many more since these were taken.

They are the anxiously awaited sprouts of the peas I had planted at the end of February.

Since then there have been many more lovely things to brighten many more days.



Maple tree

Some kind of ornamental pear. (make it big and check out the lichen on the branch)

And of course, Daffodils! I don't know what kind these are, they were here when we got the place. There are several clumps and they are all really double like this.

Credit where credit is due:
With the exception of the peas and the maple, all photos were taken by my dear daughter Charlotte. ( who may have decided to be a photographer for real!)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Macro Monday--The Seasons They Are A Changin'

The old gives way to the new...Green things are popping up all over...

and we are looking forward to greener pastures

Friday, March 12, 2010

Give It Away

I wish I had things I could give away to random strangers..... Anyway, here is a super nice person giving away a super neat camera. Yes, I said CAMERA. All my Sunday Stills, Macro Monday, and Wordless Wednesday *peeps* ought to check it out!

And I can't post without a picture, so here is something random.

I Just Love This Cat

She bring us gifts.OK, it wasn't so much a "gift" as my odd, fearless daughter pried it away from her. Why? you may ask...... To take pictures of it , of course.
After some searching of "alabama rodents" I finally identified it as....
a Pine Vole.

I had never seen one before. Have you?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wood Ducks!

We had some unusual visitors this week. Hello cutie!

Isn't he handsome?

Such a cute couple!

(these are all shots of the same two ducks-- not a whole flock or anything)
According to one of my bird books, Wood Ducks are considered one of the most beautiful birds in North America! It doesn't say by whom. They are in fact quite striking. These pictures (captured by my dear daughter Charlotte) were taken from my garden about 100 feet or so from the pond. They may not be postcard quality but I sure am glad she got them!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!

(WHY WHY WHY does Blogger keep randomly underlining my text?!?!)

Anyway, The last post I did that mentioned snow was after "they" had talked endlessly about the coming "winter storm" that was to bring an accumulation of 2-4 inches. It was barely a dusting. What a letdown.

This time "they" called for a "dusting" and we got 3 inches!

This is the end of the driveway.
This is the backyard.

In fact, this was the most snow my 18yo daughter had ever seen! (We don't count "the blizzard of '93" cuz she was not even 2yo) Here, she poses with her first snowman(snowperson? snowchick? snowgal?). . The kids had the best time! I don't know if I've ever seen them play so hard.
I think they look kind of conspiratorial here.