Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I am assumming they knew I would tear down their nest if they continued in the same spot so they moved down the porch (away from the door) and built on a board with no ledge. Under the eve of the roof but where the droppings will fall on the ground. I left that one alone. Now there are baby birds. I captured these pictures in June 2008.
This is the nest built on the ledge that I tore down,Great construction.
The nest on the left is the one built without a ledge. Glued to the side of a board under the eve of the roof.
WALA...THERE IS A BIRD ALREADY!!!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Shoe Quote of the Day:
Age shouldn't affect us. It's just like the size of our shoes - they don't determine how we live our life. You're either marvellous or you're boring, regardless of your age. --Author Unknown
The pure white blossom of the Gardenia bush only last a day before it begins to turn yellow. The fragrance lingers on for weeks. Even as a dried flower the smell is wonderful. A summer breeze will spread the fragrance for quite a distance, especially at dusk. I pick a few blooms and float them in water to fill a room with this magic smell.
The pink cone flower grows as a native plant in south east Oklahoma. It is very hardy and multiplies each year. It also has good medical properties and is also known as echinacea.
I caught this little bee going from flower to flower. He certainly was busy today.
One of a million, tiny white blooms that form a dinner plate size flower. It grows from a small tree. I cut it down every year just after the bloom. I have no idea what it is called.
The following picture is looking at the same bloom from the bottom.
The awesome beauty of nature captivates me.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Very nervously we approached the security area. With boarding passes in hand and an expired drivers license and Medicare card we breezed though and was setting at our gate with in ten minutes time. None of the hassle we had expected! DFW could not have been more accommodating .
All that worry was for naught. Grandma had some pizza and a drink and we waited for an hour to board. This being her first time to fly still brought some concern about air sickness. but no need to worry. She enjoyed every minute of the trip to Lake Tahoe and was excited to get dressed up and attend the wedding of her only grandson. We arrived at the Reno airport and met up with the wedding group coming from Houston.
None of the action escaped this 90 year old woman. She kept up with the youngest of the group and attended all the functions. Dinners, brunch, and a trip to the casino.
Day three and the wedding is set for sunset. Some confusion on the time for pictures to be taken and a blast of windy 43 degree weather began to take it's toll.
This is making our final approach back to Dallas. What a great trip to remember!