Friday, January 30, 2015

We Interrupt This Blog For An Important Message...


I have been sick, since before Christmas.
I'll be back...when "I" see Cinderella!!

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Good Fences ~ Edition 45 ~

 Here's a peek at Bradshaw Beach in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
As a teenager, I worked across the street from this beach.
Each day, after work, I spent my afternoons here, with my best friend.

 All the dunes were destroyed by Super Storm Sandy.
They have rebuilt them but they have a long way to go.

This house is ocean front, it was here 40 years ago when I spent my summers here.
It was destroyed by the storm.
This is how it looks today, more than 2 years later.

When you hear on television that everythings o.k. at the Jersey Shore,
don't believe it.
Devastation is still everywhere and it breaks my heart to post this picture of 
someones home. 

Sharing more beach fences from the Jersey Shore with my good friend
for Good Fences
Stop by and consider joining in the fun, any fence or gate will do!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hawk Eye's...

 He and I!!

 A Red Shouldered Hawk

 Here he sees me and thinks about taking off.

 He "relives" himself...

 moons me...

 and gets ready for lift-off!

 The hubs and I were at the banks drive thru
 when I spotted this guy.
There was some jumping out of the car, brisk walking,
at the time, all eyes were on me.
I am not the driver, I'm always the look-out...
The hubs calls me Hawk Eyes!!

On the same day, I also spotted this unusual white goose,
hanging out with a group of Canadian Geese!

January 23, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Knits, Greatest Hits!!

This past Spring, I learned how to knit!
Signing up for and attending those classes, was one of the best decisions, 
I've made in a long time.

 I took my classes here at Arrow Acres Alpaca Farm

We sat outside, with an awesome view of the Alpaca's.

 Here is a picture of my first project, my teacher Leanne got me stared.

 The table was covered with this gorgeous handmade tablecloth,

instead of flowers, our centerpiece was a pretty vase, 
filled with knitting needles.
It's all in the details.

I have come a long way since my first "practice" piece.
I've knitted 2 scarves, and 24 hats.
I am so proud to share with everyone, some of my favorites.

Here I am on the farm, knitting.
I haven't a doubt in my mind, that I will be knitting forever but,
I'm ready to move forward from hats and branch out in to something new.
I signed up for another class next month, fingerless gloves,
I'm just a tad excited!!

Please stop by and check out all the creative people who link in!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pick A Branch...

any branch...
but preferably a branch with no other branches in front of it! 

White-Throated Sparrow


 Male Cardinal

 Northern Flicker
he's back this winter!

 White-Throated Sparrow

Male House Finch

January 2015

We are expecting 2 feet of snow and blizzard like conditions today.
I am so lucky that I am able to bunker down and stay home.
I will probably make homemade chicken noodle soup
and grilled cheese...that's our snow storm food!

And it will be an awesome day to enjoy my feathered friends,
some crafting and cooking.

I love snow, how about you guys...
lover's or hater's?

Sharing today's images with Anni at I'd Rather Be Birding

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Sun Always Rises...

Even a little more mysteriously, after a storm!


It was just a little, it was just enough!!
January 23, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday Critters ~ 58 ~

They swarmed the car...
beep, one moved...
I couldn't open the door, I couldn't get out...
I guess they thought I came with food.
I have read on-line that it is o.k. to feed them bread and lettuce.
But there were signs,
"Do not feed the Water Fowl"
you all know that I follow the rules...
* smile *

I had to take all the pictures from inside the car, but it worked,
and I didn't get cold!

 Bye bye, so long, farewell, thanks for nothing!!

Sharing images of these very pretty Mallards with 
for Saturday Critters stop by and consider joining in,
any ole' critter will do!

January 23, 2015