Monday, December 17, 2018

Happy Holidays



Hello,  Happy Monday, enjoy your day and have a great new week!


Saturday's Critters will be happening as usual.

I am taking a blog break till after the holidays. I may still try to visit sometimes and comment. I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season.  Merry Christmas!!







Comments off! 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Saturday's Critters #261

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

On November 30th I happened to be looking out my window and saw 4-5 Eastern Bluebirds in my yard. They were checking out all my bird houses. I am not sure if they just wanted a home for the night so they could stay warm. I did not see them after that day. I hope they come back. 





House hunting, this was a fixer upper and needs a new paint job. 


The male is peeping inside the house, while the female peeks around the corner.















I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments !






Here is a list of my linky parties;

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Happy Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday,

On the morning of Dec 3rd I was able to take some photos of the crescent moon with Venus right below.  



Crescent moon with Venus. 


Zoomed in to see a closer look at Venus.


Sorry I cropped out my curtains on the photo below of a couple of Pine Siskins and Goldfinches. The Pine Siskins have a thin yellow stripe on their sides.


A closer look at the crescent moon, it is pretty.


Some times my birds all disappear during the day, I think a hawk is hanging nearby or maybe it is the Screech Owl. One day I saw an Eagle flying over the yard, I wonder if the eagle would make the small birds nervous. 





I am thankful for sunny days and clear skies. 
A thankful heart is a happy heart. 
am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday


Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Our World , My World


Hello,  

Happy Birthday to my dear Hubby!  


Mondays are rolling around pretty quickly, at least for me. After the Thanksgiving holiday I decided to put up my little pre-lit Christmas tree. I enjoy looking at the lights and the ornaments I collected over the years.  I have a cute collection of Santa Ornaments, bird ornaments and some reindeer and various other festive ornaments. Since it is just hubby and I, the only decorating I do is this little tree. 

Ornaments for the birdwatcher. I love the owls. 



A closer look at the birdwatching ornaments, they are cute. 





A few of my Santa ornaments.


Reindeer, dog and butterfly ornaments.


The tree with just the lights. Now, I have the whole month to enjoy the tree.  It will come down right after New Year's Day. 



My Christmas ball Cardinal.  He looks like he might explode.  




Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.


Thanks to Angie the new host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi and the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!




I hope to see you there. Thanks to the hosts today. Enjoy your day and new week.


As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday's Critters #260

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!


I am sharing my yard birds from Nov 24th. The mosaic below on the top row is the Downy Woodpecker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Red-bellied Woodpecker. Bottom row, male Cardinal and a female Purple Finch.



Mosaic below, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Chickadee, American Goldfinch, Tufted Titmouse, Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina Wren and a Northern Flicker. 


A larger image of the male Downy Woodpecker..   The female does not have the red spot on the head.


The Chickadee looked funny stretching it's neck to reach the bird seed.


My backyard woodpeckers, the Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker and the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. 




I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments !








Here is a list of my linky parties;

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Happy Thankful Thursday

Hello and happy Thursday! 

Happy Birthday to my son, Dec 7th!  


I hope no one is tired of seeing my moon photos. I took some more photos of the full moon in November. I am thankful for some clear nights and morning where I can see the moon looking beautiful.

Here is the moon in a mosaic taken on Nov 22nd. 



On the morning of November 23rd we had cloudy skies. I think it made the moon images look a little more dramatic. 



The November full moon is called the Beaver Moon or the Full Frost Moon. 



Nov 23rd the Pine Siskin in a cup. I put some sunflower seeds in these cups and the birds were sitting in the food and chowing down. 


One of my winter birds is the Dark-eyed Junco.  They enjoy eating off the ground or deck. 





Some pretty skywatch images from Nov 27th.






I am thankful for the simple pleasures, like skywatching and  birdwatching. 

A thankful heart is a happy heart. 
am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday


Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Happy December

Happy December

Wishing everyone a happy new month. My son, hubby and I  all have birthdays in December. My 62nd birthday is today, my son's 26th birthday is the 7th and hubby's 62nd birthday is on the 10th.  

It is looking like winter around here, the trees are bare and the days are colder. Next week at this time we will be dog-sitting for my son. He is going on a cruise and will be enjoying some warmer weather in the Western Caribbean. We will be enjoying our two grand-dogs for a week.  

I enjoy getting outside for a walk whenever the weather cooperates. On Nov 25th we had a warm day and very sunny. Hubby and I took a walk on the fire road to the lake, this walk was 2.4 miles round trip from our house. 



Me and my shadow on the fire road. 


This cloud reminds me of a seahorse.


We saw a couple of Buffleheads, below is the female Bufflehead duck. 



The fire road and the tall pine trees. 


A view of the lake and a pretty sky. 



Also on Nov 25th the Screech Owl was again sitting in our rhododendron bush and banged against the window once. I love seeing this owl but I do not want it hurting itself fighting it's reflection on my windows. I keep hoping it will move on. I am not seeing the owl every day, which is a good thing.  BTW, I do have decals on the window, they do not seem to be helping. 





Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.

Thanks to Angie the new host of  Mosaic Monday
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!

I hope to see you there. Thanks to the host today. Enjoy your day and new week.


As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday's Critters #259

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !

Happy December!
If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

Nov 22nd I have some images of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on one of my feeders. I have been seeing the Sapsucker more often lately. 



From Nov 20th, a few favorite yard birds are the Carolina Wren, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch and the Dark-eyed Junco. 


Nov 19th, the Northern Flicker found a some berries growing on a vine in our yard. 


Not sure if this is the male Northern Flicker on the right and a female or possibly a juvie Flicker?


I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments !





Here is a list of my linky parties;

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni.



Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Happy Holidays

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