Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Bird Book...

I developed a love for bird watching at a very young age.
I would sit for hours and hours at Aunt Dot's dining room window
watching the birds come and go from her feeders.
Dining on her homemade suet and special seed mixes,
Pop always kept everything filled.

This is a story about a book, a very special book.
 
Have you ever held something in your hands,
something so special, it makes you smile from the inside out?
 
 Something so meaningful that just the sight of it evokes a wonderful memory?

 This was her bird book...

 The book she shared with my sister and I.
We would mark the page with a small "x",
once a bird had been spotted and identified.

Copyrighted in 1949
 it is one of the few things I have from this very special woman.

 Another peak inside, the book is just beautiful.
 
Only 4 x 6 inches, it has a hard cover...it is old, faded and worn.
But for me, it could not be more special, it could not hold more love.
I spent much of my childhood with my Aunt Dot and Pop,
I really loved them.
 
I didn't know that my sister had this book.
When she told me she did, I asked if I could have it.
I think that was a little selfish of me, but I really wanted it.
 
My sister Kathy reads my blog everyday, it's how she starts her day!!
So, I want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart,
for sharing this book with me.
I will treasure it always.
 
And if I "go" first, you can have it back!!
(wink)
 

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Easter Gift...

It was a quiet weekend, filled with little joyful moments.

 Chuck made crepes for breakfast...
nutella, banana's, caramel syrup, walnuts and powdered sugar.
The hubs thought they were "too sweet"...
he's too sweet,
I thought they were perfect!!

I saw this bird house in my favorite little family owed bird shop,
Wild Birds Seeds and Such.
I feel in love with it.
The hubs went back the next day and bought it for me,
and saved it for an Easter gift.
 
We went out to the garden and picked some more beautiful daffodils,
to bring inside...

they look so pretty along side my Easter Card.
 
I talked to my boys on the phone, both are out of state,
both sounded great!!
 
We had delicious Chinese food for dinner, then watched a
not so good movie we had rented from Redbox!!
 
We recorded The Amazing Race and watched that before turning in.
My life dream is to run The Amazing Race.
One day Phil...I'm going to meet you on the mat!!
 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter...


To all my faithful, loving, kind, fun 
and supportive followers and commentors,
Thank You!!
I don't say thank you often enough!! 
 
Don't eat your whole chocolate bunny at once
and don't put all your eggs in one basket...(smile)!!
 
Comments are off, have a Sunday Funday!!
 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday Critters ~ 20 ~

A Little Blue Heron at The Smithsonian National Zoo




I didn't take these pictures, the hubs did.
It was about 150 degrees in the bird house, I was wilting.
I handed the camera off...with instructions...
he followed them to the letter,
he takes his job seriously.
 
When I viewed these on the camera screen, I thought they were duds.
But when I viewed them on the computer screen,
it was love at first sight.
 
There is something about the pictures,
perhaps it is because Chuck took them, I just love them.

I am super excited to be joining in with Eileen over at
for Saturday Critters.
Stop by and consider joining in, any critter will do!!  
 

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Cherry Blossom Parade

On the final day of The Cherry Blossom Festival, they have a parade!
Did someone say parade, oohhhhh that's my favorite.
The hubs, not so much, but he was so happy to arrange for a special car,
to take us right to the area and pick us up afterward,
only a few blocks away.
 
Good thing we had our own "chariot", the parade area was crowded...
and when I say crowded,
you have never seen a crowd like this.
 
But....I loved it.
Two hours of amazing colors, music, funny and happy peeps.
 
Did I take a lot of pictures,
you bet I did.
Sit back, relax and enjoy...it was such a happy parade.






























The End!!
Wasn't that a beautiful parade??
 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Good Fences ~ Edition 4 ~

I was more then overjoyed when I found this carousel in Washington.
Situated on the Potomac River,
it was surrounded by a beautiful white fence.
Score...
I need fences and I love carousels!!
 
Pictures only...but once again,
given the choice, which of these beauties would you choose for your ride?!
For me it was a tad difficult...but I choose the hummingbird!
 












I saved my ride for last...
I have never seen a hummingbird on a carousel,
and she would be my pick, for sure!!
 
What would you ride??

I am super excited to be sharing my colorful carousel
with it's pretty white fence with 
for Good Fences.
Stop by and consider joining in the fun, any fence or gate will do!!