Friday’s Hunt v3.6

Friday’s Hunt

I’m hurrying to beat the deadline for Friday’s Hunt. We’ve had a beautiful weekend here, 70s, and spent a lot of it in the Great Outdoors. Now, down to blogging business!

We are looking for Starts with F, Week’s Favorite, and Heart.

F is for Flower, Camellias are in bloom.


 My Week’s Favorite features a Mourning Dove on a blustery day.


Heart–I should have taken pics of some of the valentines I made! Good thing I played around in my art journal. Background stencil from Stencil Girl Products, designed by Traci Bautista. (Work in progress)



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Share Your World–2016 Week 46

Share Your World

Wednesday? Who stole Monday and Tuesday?
My daughter gave me an extra planner she had on hand so now I can see where my days disappear. It’s much easier than remembering! 

Here are Cee’s questions (and my answers) for this week:

Are you a traveler or a homebody?
I lean more toward homebody. 

What kind of TV commercial would you like to make? Describe it.
Personally, I’d like to make them all go away. 

Describe yourself in a word that starts with the first letter of your name.

List some fun things for a rainy day.
Card making


Mixed media and embossed card recently made with my Sizzix Big Kick–shown in this post:

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Let me check my planner…I’m grateful for a warm day last week to clean up the flower beds;  I look forward to the Million Bulb Walk at Norfolk Botanical Garden–viewing two miles of Christmas decorations before they open to vehicular traffic. 

Well, there you have it. Please share your answers with us–you can link a post to Cee’s blog, or respond in the comments. I always enjoy reading your responses and getting to know you better. 


Wild Bird Wednesday – #204 Great Blue Heron

Wild Bird Wednesday

Sorry I haven’t been able to visit as much this past week, life’s been a little busy around here. 

This was taken ten days ago, when I escaped to the botanical garden where all is right with the world. Or so it seems. A raccoon foraged for food about 3:00 in the afternoon. That seemed a bit early for a nocturnal animal, but considering it was spring, there were probably little ones somewhere waiting to be fed. My camera is still acting up, and I couldn’t get a decent shot of it. Frustrating. 

I walked my usual trail, hoping for some birding activity. As I neared the dock where I often see the Great Blue Heron, that’s where my gaze was focused, off to the right of the path. As the path curved left ahead of me, I caught movement in my peripheral vision. Turning my head, what do I see but the Great Blue Heron smack in front of me in the middle of the trail, holding a fish! We were both startled, and since it had wings, it took off for the dock. 

Content with what might be a decent photo, I moseyed on my way and hadn’t gone far when I saw what I believe to be the underside of an Osprey close overhead. Sorry, no photo of that one, either. That could explain why the heron sought the cover of the tree canopy, evading others that might want to snatch away his dinner. 

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday where anyone can join in the fun, or just stop by to see birds from all over the world.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron