Sunday, June 30, 2013

You Lookin' At Me...


A Beautiful Female Cardinal

With her perfectly beautiful orange eye liner,

and look at those gorgeous orange wings!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!! 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Six Words Friday ~ Kindness ~

Please stop by and share Six Words with Adrienne

~ Image taken June 22, 2013, don't miss the Busy Bee ~

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Waiting for Mommy...

and da-da too!!
Yesterday I spent the day with Adelina Rose,
we call her Addie.
This is my niece's daughter.
This is one of her favorite spots,
waiting at the door for mom and dad.
She's a spit fire...
I took about 100's pictures and ninety percent were blurry.
She never stops moving or smiling!!
She's getting sooooo big and I wonder if she'll ever know,
just how much I love her so!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Having Lunch

I spread out a handful of seeds, on the edge of the deck rail.
This beautiful Song Sparrow came and enjoyed every bit.
His own little, private buffet of seeds...
no other birds came and no one bothered him.
No songs to sing today, perhaps he was too busy filling his belly.
He posed for one more picture, then split!!
I love all the feather detail, in these pretty close ups!

Monday, June 24, 2013


Of The American Robin
Preening: To straighten, smooth and clean it's feathers with it's beak.

Can I tell you this guy was serious. 
It's a lot of work and he was exhausted after prettying up for the ladies!! 
 Pictures from today June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Cool In The Pool...

Yesterday was a gorgeous day, a perfect "10"!
The hubs and I floated here in the pool,
with this gorgeous view of the Manasquan River.
Here's a view of the pool, looking back at the house.
Can you see the hubs up on the deck,
waving to me!?
He's such a goof!!
We feasted on grilled junk food...
and grilled peaches, drizzled with honey!!
This was delish!
I was able to prune my knockout roses and
deadhead my daylilies.
It felt really good, to work in the gardens. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Building the Nest

I enjoyed watching this Robin build his nest on May 3, 2012.
I never shared the pictures because they are not very good.
But during my big picture clean up project,
 I found them and I remember how happy it made me feel to
sit and watch this Robin building the all important nest!!

Busy male Robin,

gathering all the wet, dead grass!

Nice face plant, he also utilized the mud...

getting quite dirty,

and he used some green grass as well!

He spent the better part of the day,

building his beautiful home.
Then after a few minutes in the bird bath...
I thought he cleaned up nicely!! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Delicious Orchards Part II

This is a continuation from yesterday, I hadn't planned on a Part II
but I realized there was a little more I wanted to share!
I didn't photograph what we bought,
but here is a little peak at what I made!
Egg Salad with farm fresh eggs,
on fresh from the oven white bread, nice thick slices!
Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs,
pre-made, pre-marinated, five bucks each, so worth it!
We cooked sliced red potatoes, onion and butter in foil packets.
The bottoms crisp up nicely on the grill!!
These are really good!
I also made cupcakes for my infusion mates,
and the wonderful nurses that tend to us!

 Today is infusion Friday and everyone enjoyed the sweet treats!! 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Delicious Orchards

We've been here before, let's go again.
This is one amazing Farmers Market and so much more!!

in Colts Neck, New Jersey

As you come in the front door, Cookies, Donuts and Danish


Fresh Breads and Cheese in the back drop

Bread $ 3.25 per loaf, what a deal


The hubs, sampling the Cider


Jersey Tomatoes

Pretty Vine Ripe Tomatoes

Mounds of pretty Green Beans

I love this place and Wednesday must be a good day to go,
we had the place to ourselves!

Pretty, Jersey fresh Asparagus


A large selection of Dried Fruits,

and lot's of homemade candy!!

And as you head to the checkout,
this cute little wagon is filled with ice cold soft drinks,
just in case you've worked up a thirst!

They have an outdoor eatery, where the hubs and I sat outside
and enjoyed a hamburger and french fries.
Can you believe I forgot to take a picture??

I love to sit outside and eat and yesterday the temperatures
were just perfect for it!!
I think it was the best hamburger I have ever eaten!!