Wild Bird Wednesday #107

Female Northern Cardinal on a rainy day, molting–or possibly mites–the cause for her bald head.
Now that’s a crest!

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Share Your World–2014 Week 30

Cee left us some questions before heading off on her retreat–have fun, Cee!

And, here they are:

List 2 things you have to be happy about.

Being alive, and having internal peace that passes beyond our human understanding.

List at least 2 things in nature do you find most beautiful.

Butterflies and flowers

Show us a 2 of your favorites photographs. Explain why they are your favorite.   If you are not a photographer (serious or otherwise), think of a two favorite scenes in your life and tell us about them.

Miss B, wearing her pants for a hat.
Black-eyed susans

They haven’t done much so far this year, hopefully they will explode into bloom as they’ve done in previous years. 


List 2 of your best personality traits.

“Warped” sense of humor, trustworthy

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for a relaxing weekend, and look forward to hubby’s birthday this week.

Now it’s your turn! You may create a blog post with the questions and your answers and link it to Cee’s blog, or Plan B, leave your answers in the comments below. I look forward to reading your replies.

Have a blessed day!


Randomness on Monday

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend. We had a little bit of everything.

Saturday I slept in, and hardly moved a muscle most of the day. (I guess I really needed a rest day after last week.)

We had a thunderstorm that evening; Sunday turned out lovely–after the overcast morning–cooler temperatures, nice breeze–perfect day for an outing.

Sunday morning

After church we visited  an antique shop we’d discovered the previous week on our way home from our daughter’s. It’s in a large retail space, with several dealers, and most every inch is filled. Then we wandered backroads, exploring new places–and I forgot my camera! So thankful someone came up with the idea of including a camera on cell phones.

Hubby counted 30 vultures on this cell tower. They appeared to be Turkey Vultures, but not positive.
We have a new visitor. I wonder if it’s this year’s model…I like the paint job.
Looks like trouble…
“Oh, look! Birdseed!”

I’m off to the rec center for a workout. I hope you have a great day!



Wild Bird Wednesday #106–Downy Fledgling

Hubby went outside to do some yard work and found a fluttering fledgling Downy Woodpecker in the yard. It had made its way to the ground, but was unable to fly. I snapped a couple quick pictures and left it at the base of the oak tree, thinking it might be able to creep its way up. I couldn’t find it the next morning, so I’m hoping for the best. 

At first the twig seemed to be an obstacle…
…but with a little fluttering of its wings, it appeared ready to take on the tree trunk.

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