Buffet Is Open

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A grandpa project with the grandson. They recycled a pretzel container into a birdfeeder. It may not be the prettiest bird feeder in the world but the grandson nor did the birds mind. Within a week it is flooded with all kinds of birds not necessarily of a feather.

Love this little guy because he looks like he’s beckoning to his friends to come and eat.

Sharing over at Texture Tuesday.

As we head into the season of Jesus’ Birth, hope you enjoy some Christmas songs to help with the Season’s Bright mood.

California Surprise and Little Friend

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In March my wonderful daughter surprised me with a phone call asking if I would want to fly to California with her to visit her brother (my son) who moved there last Summer (she was paying). It was her son’s Spring break from grade school, and she had a week’s vacation. Neither of us had ever flown, and I was apprehensive before giving an answer because I’ve always swore I would never, ever fly on a plane. When young, I wasn’t afraid of heights, but over the years had become moreso. She was surprised when I said right away that I would go. She said she thought I would say no because of my fear of flying. I will admit the weeks leading up to the date we were to fly out, I was wondering what in the world am I doing. Will I have a panic attack? Will I not want to fly back home and then have to rent a car or something? Will I just have to call the hubby and tell him I cannot fly back so I’m staying indefinitely? 🙂

Reasons I said yes.

  • I knew that since it was her first time flying that as a mom there was no way I was letting her go alone even though she is 30 years old, and the grandson is 7. I would have worried too much about it. That was mainly my reason for saying yes.
  • My son’s daughter is the newest grand-daughter of just over one years old, and I hadn’t seen her since she was only a few months old.
  • After the frigid cold winter we’d just been through and having cabin fever, I was ready to go anywhere even if it meant taking a plane.

So, off we flew. It was thee most amazing thing, and I swore I’d never look out a plane window, but I did and it was awesome. And, hubby had to put up with me because I did make the flight back home.

California is beautiful and if I were younger, I think I would have no problem moving there. The little fellow in my photo was so obliging when my son took us to visit a Lighthouse. He just sat there as if posing for the few pictures that I took of him.

Sharing with Texture Tuesday and is textured with Kim’s kk_0603.

Happy Tuesday, and thanks for visiting. I hope you can leave a comment on your way out. 🙂 Love knowing I had visitors.

Peabea

Also, when you have time, I’d love for you to checkout my writing at Peabeascribbles

~hugs ‘n giggles~ until the next time.

Goodbye

Bird on Wire front see you next spring

Textured with kk_touch of texture 1 for sharing with Texture Tuesday

As we head into the Thanksgiving Holiday,  my wish is for you to have a blessed meal with family and friends.

Sharing one of my new free graphics with you:

coffee morning greeting

You can download it here or by clicking the picture above. Your downloaded one won’t have my watermark.

I have many things to be thankful for, and included is the opportunity to meet new people through the various blogs and people who stop by The Patch to say hi. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

~hugs /n smiles~

Peabea

Berries ‘n Nature

Berries 'n Nature

Another from my ‘WEEDS’ photos. Edited with Adobe CS5.

There are so many free things in life..Nature being one of them even if it’s only in an edited photo. Every day there is something beautiful to see just by being aware of the color that is around us. The birds are go getters; up early and busy taking care of themselves and their families. They even fight at times over who found the worm first.

The Butterflies share their beautiful colors as they flit about and seems at times they flit close enough to tease just so we can admire their abstract wings that look like an artist’s finest work. (it is)

I’ve always been such a people watcher. I know it’s impolite to stare, but I’ve never been able not to because we are each such beautiful beings in our own way. When you see a person, do you wonder what they are about? What there life is? How things are going for them? Do they have stresses that don’t show on their faces? Is the smile genuine ~ are they truly happy? When staring at people, I wish all good things for them. We are such intricate, amazing, people just like birds and the butterflies.

When enjoying Nature, there is nothing more soothing than the sound of a bird warbling with trills and melody. There is even something soothing about the cicadas in the evening. And the fireflies doing their magical show has delighted children and adult alike for years.

Among the busy weeds of life, entertainment can be found just by looking.

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~ Thanks for the visit ~

              Peabea

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Babies have left

I will now have my hose back. The longest part was mama sitting on the eggs before they finally hatched. They were bulging out of that small nest and by yesterday, they had all flown.

Hope you enjoyed the saga of the Mama Robin and Spring at our house.

Peabea

Baby Robins are Born

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If you followed my other post about the nest on my hose hanger, the babies are finally here. Mommy Robin has faithfully sat on those 4 eggs, and now has four babies. Finally, she got off long enough so I could capture this picture. Maybe I can get a video or other photos of her feeding the babies.

I’m just hoping they can fly away soon and I can have the use of my hose now that it’s Spring and things need hosed down. ~smiles~

🙂

Happy Spring

Spring at our House ‘n Miss Robin

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Loving that Spring has arrived and the warmer mornings. Nothing like early morning sunrise and a fresh brewed cup of coffee or brewed tea.

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Miss Robin has decided to favor us with a nest of eggs on our hose hanger…bad part is now that Spring has arrived and I like to clean off the patio and other uses for the hose…it is otherwise occupied for a bit. Not to fear though, we have another hose out front to use or to attach on the back, but really not wanting to disturb Miss Robin. This picture has two eggs (a beautiful blue in color), but she is now sitting on 4 eggs and won’t stay off the nest long enough for me to get another picture. I also used this picture for my April 30th Texture Tuesday (found at my other website http://peabea.net)

Among the Weeds

We have a new trail the parks department is blazing through several counties where I live. Eventually when it’s done it will be 12 miles long (and more later on down the road). Right now they only have a few miles done. My sister and I walked the first mile of it and back so we ended up doing a 2 mile leisure stroll (that’s good for us since I haven’t done my walking lately).

Actually, you’re walking along what use to be what’s left of a railroad bed with the tracks removed, but you can still see some of the wooden planks. The path is mostly just wild vegetation growing on it’s own. We didn’t see much nature…only a few butterflies and some birds. They had put some bird houses along the trail.

Here is a picture from our walk.

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This is one of the old railroad bridges where the train would have crossed the stream/river. (they’ve build new cement bridges that we now can walk across the water/stream)