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Thursday, November 6, 2014

I love this view.. hope you do too


Just popped in to let you know that I'm fine and

 I'll be taking an extended blog break.

I also wanted to wish y'all a very..

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

be Happy and well, my friends =)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Wandering Photo Tale






Just want to pop in and show y'all a few shots from our last adventure at Riverbend Park.

Hope everyone is well and happy :)

'if your happy and you know it, clap your hands'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Little Things and Happy Wishes


"Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make a mighty ocean and a pleasant land.


 So the little moments, humble though they may be, make the mighty ages of eternity.


So our little errors lead the soul away, from the paths of virtue into sin to stray.


Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, make our earth an Eden, like the heaven above,"

by, Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney

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Happy Birthday my handsome younger brother..
I love you oodles n oodles :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Whispers of Flutterby Nostalgia


These hot humid August days are hovering around 90 degrees..

so early mornings are the best part of my summer dazes :)

Mid to late afternoon as thunder clouds start to roll in..

kaboom - kabooom.. is heard..

waterfalls from the heavens.. our lawn n gardens thrive.

oh, Happy daze :)

I anticipate these summer days becoming but a daydream..

of beautiful flitting butterflies.. and the sweet smell of orange blossoms..

 wafting thru the air on a gentle summer breeze..

breathe.. sigh..

and these joy-filled memories are left to linger in our hearts n minds.

~*~
"the butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough"
R Tagore

Be Happy :)

"A dreamers holiday"

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Good Old Summertime


"The easeful days, the dreamless nights;


The homey round of plain delight;


The calm, unambitioned mind,


The simple stuff of "summertime"
Aster Austin Dobson

have a joy-filled Sunday ;)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Time to Be . . .


We've been busy bees..

with our Honey-do chores.. both inside and out.

Our list seems to grow an grow..  y'all know how that goes.

 Just as one honey-do this.. gets done. Another honey-do that.. is added.

Bye for now from our Honey-do Haven.

Be well, Be happy =)

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ps.. Happy Birthday.. sweet 'Love of my life'
You're my 'Super-duper Hero'
;)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Miss Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Much to our delight..

this sweet little Miss spent several weeks

 savoring the nectar our garden flowers provided her.

Then one day..

much to our dismay.. she was gone.

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 I am taking an extended blog break.
I'm well and Happy.. an wishing you the same. :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happiness is

New birds coming to the yard and feeders everyday.

male Painted Bunting

Two males have been seen together.

 
I call the males Rainbow and the females Lemon-Lime.

female Painted Bunting

Their colorful feathers sparkle in the sunshine.


We've spotted 3 females in the yard and at the feeders.


There's a new hawk in the neighborhood.

Sharp-shinned Hawk

I believe it to be a Sharp-shinned Hawk.


But it could be a Coopers Hawk.. what do you think?

female Cowbirds

This is the first year we have Cowbirds coming by the dozens.

2 female Cowbirds on the right and 3 male on the left.

I enjoy watch the birds rather than scare them away with my camera.

I hope everyone is surviving this crazy winter weather we're having.

Spring has arrived here in south Florida :)

 Our town is full to overflowing with people trying to escape the snow and ice.

time Marches on..  be Happy :)

Friday, January 31, 2014

A Winter Break

Come walk with me ..





and bask in the warmth of the mid-day sun.

I leave you with these serene scenes.. while I take a break.

In the meantime.. keep warm my friends.

be well, be happy :)

~*~

Happy Birthday, my angel-eyed daughter.
We love and adore you.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Heavens Light

 shines brightly upon a lil' Beach Sunflower.

"There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth,

beyond us all,

beyond the heavens, beyond the highest heavens.

This is the light that shines in our hearts."
-unknown


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Meanwhile back at the Beach

Its been breezy and cooler than normal here in the land of sea and sand..


But one glimpse of the turquoise jewel warms me through and through..

Willet

As I stroll the beach with my new found feathered friend.


Life is good here in the sunshine state ...
:)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Swinging into 2014

Red-bellied Woodpecker
sometimes i feels like a nut :>)

Take time to find a little magic in each new day
 :)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Season of Joy


Merry Christmas
and
Happy New Year to all :)

~*~

Happy Birthday, to our handsome son Michael :)
We love you immensely.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Twas a Quiet Day

When from the yard I heard such a loud bird chatter.


I flew to the window to see what was the matter.


Lil' Red and Mr Blue were on alert and hiding in a tree.


While Squirrely was squawking as loud as could be. 


Stepping outside I spied a Mockingbird fearlessly dive bombing a Red-shouldered hawk perched on a pole.

Unperturbed,  the hawk contently sat there watching the bird and I stalking him :)


sharing with Saturdays Critters

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snapshots n Snippets


Palm Warblers returned to winter in our yard.


Doves lovely blue eye lids.


Little Red is thirsty again.


This is the second time this Orchid has bloomed this year. 

color me Thankful and Happy :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Limpkin Luncheon

Limpkin

Recently I found this old photo I took while walking the trails at Riverbend Park.  
We had stopped at one of the larger ponds when I spotted this sweet little Linpkin eating an Apple Snail. 
There were several empty shells strewn along the bank so she must have had a lot of munching going on before we got there.

Just look at those eyes.. (ok, eye) isn't she cute :>)

sharing with

Happy weekend to all :) 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sapsucker Surprize

snow effect to make me happy :)

While the rest of the country's been cold and snowy..  it was 82° here yesterday, normally we average around 76° this time of year.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

I was hiding in the bushes shooting pics of a Red-bellied Woodpecker on the peanut feeder when all of a sudden I saw a blur zip by the camera lens.

Pulling the camera away from my face and looking through branches of our Bottlebrush tree.. I realized it was a bird I've not seen before.

Knowing they wouldn't be the best shots, I snap anyway and got off three shots before it left as quickly as it came.

I think it was a young female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, but I could be wrong (done that a zillion times before:)  Whatdaya think?

Color me Happy :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday Brunch with Mr and Miss C

female Cardinal

Miss Mush-mouth snacks on the crape myrtle leftovers.


Then wipes her beak on the limbs but still has leftovers.

male Cardinal

Lil' Red does the same thing but he is a neater-eater  :>)


He takes black sunflower seeds from the feeder and dips them into the birdbath.

Mr smarty-pants softens the seeds and washes his beak all at the same time.

Happy Sunday everyone :)

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