Friday, May 31, 2013

In Sweet Remembrance of Mama

I've had my Mama on my mind all day and I've worked on this post off and on all day.  Not sure what I really wanted to say but knowing that I wanted to in some way make it about her.  So as I sat here wondering what to write it occurred to me that flowers have special meanings and so I set off in search of the meaning of Periwinkles.  After a short search I found out they can represent, fidelity, spiritual harmony or sweet remembrance.  So, I post these simple but beautiful Periwinkles in remembrance of my Mama who passed away eighteen months ago this past Sunday May 26.  It's hard to believe it's been that long.  She was an amazing Mother and friend and is loved and missed beyond measure.  I wish there was something more (meaning better) that I could do for her than just post some flower photos.  

The Periwinkles are from my sisters planter garden.


"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree.  The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”  ~Rose Kennedy

Wishing everyone a wonderful Friday night and a fantastic weekend. 

Until next time...


Tuesday, May 21, 2013



This little guy got himself caught up in the Oak tree by Annie.  She wasn't about to let him come down and get away.  He made many attempts to get to one of the feeders but Annie was always there to run him back up.  I eventually felt sorry for the little guy and took the dogs in.  I'm sure he feasted after we went inside.  Isn't he a cutie?

Annie is so determined to catch a squirrel.  She can sit and watch the tree all day.  Thankfully she's never caught one.  Isn't she a beauty?

"Perseverance, secret of all triumphs."  ~Victor Hugo

Wishing everyone a wonderful tomorrow.

Until next time...


Monday, May 20, 2013

Zebra Longwing (I think)

I found this little butterfly on the Lantana growing next to the fence.  I think it's called a Zebra Longwing, also known as the Florida State Butterfly (not the university). 

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."  ~Nathanial Hawthorne

Wishing everyone a marvelous Monday and rest of the week. 

Until next time...


Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Young Ones

My mornings are spent outside in the backyard with the pups.  While they roam and explore the yard, I sit back, relax and do a little bird watching.  Lately, we've been getting outside around 7am.  The sun is just barely up and so there is plenty of cool shade to sit in.  The birds are extremely active at that time of the morning and I get quite a few different visitors to the feeders. 

This past Thursday I had four visitors.  A Cardinal pair and their three fledgling babies.  They tried eating seed on their own but unfortunately they weren't very successful.  I did manage to get a couple of shots of Dad feeding them but they didn't come out very well.

This baby looks comfortable sitting on this branch.  I have noticed that the babies aren't as easily spooked as the parents.  They didn't care if the dogs barked at them or if other birds landed near them. 

This is a more recent photo.  All three of them have started to exhibit a little more red in their feathers.  At first I thought they were all female but now I'm not sure. 

This baby kept trying to eat the black feeder hook.  It tried quite a few times and then gave up.  Only to return later and try again. 
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Until next time...