Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It’s Owl Good!

Halleluiah!!!  First time ever for me to spot an owl in the wild and he actually hung around long enough for me to take his picture. 

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A  little over the shoulder glance.

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Whoooo you looking at?

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These pictures were taken in the Weeks Bay Reserve located in Baldwin County, Alabama.

Take care and owl see you next week!



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Peaceful Day on Fish River

How I love to take a boat ride on the river to see what all is going on.  There is always lots of action and I like to be right in the middle of it.   The cormorants, however, weren’t having any of it.


Two and a half turtles sunning on the remnants of a fallen tree didn’t even jump in the water when we passed by.


A pelican sat quietly on the river’s edge.  I didn’t realize I had captured him “dropping an anchor” until I uploaded the picture.


Another surprise was discovering the osprey in her nest once I got a close look at the picture.  The nest is huge and I could see it from afar but I couldn’t tell that it was occupied.

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The peaceful day ended with a full moon rising beyond the branches of the cypress tree.

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Thank you so much for visiting today.   I don’t get to spend as much time on the blog these days as I would like to.   You can find me more often on Facebook and I would love for you to drop by over there and say hello.


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Monday, December 23, 2013

A Tour of the Mantel

How did the Eve of Christmas Eve get here so quickly?  It seems like just yesterday was Thanksgiving.

Usually I don’t have a clue how I want to decorate the mantel for Christmas but this year I knew I wanted to go with a natural theme. 

Pine cones  are sprinkled through out the garland.


Sparkly ice crystals and snowy red berries add a pop of color.


A big eyed owl keeps watch to make sure no creatures are stirring, not even a mouse.


Meanwhile visions of sugarplums are dancing through the deers’ heads.


Thank you for visiting.   I wish you all a Merry Merry Christmas!


I am linking to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Who knew Santa could be so cute?

I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving !  Mine was fantastic with family coming to our home for the big feast.

To work off that turkey and trimmings,  my husband and I painted our dining room.    There is not a lot of natural light in the room and I wanted a lighter color on the walls to brighten it up.   He painted and I taped so we got it knocked out in one day.  I ♥ the new look!


This is the only before picture I could find of the room.    Terra Cotta was the former color and I loved it for years but it was time for a change.


On my way home from picking up the paint, I saw a yard sale and of course had to stop.  I bought three trees, a  blue bottle, a heavy iron Santa candle holder, and the mirror below them.    All for $7.00.  The exact same Santa was listed on EBay for $55.00 so I am fairly certain I got a great deal on him.   He was so cute I had to bring him home with me.


Santa and the little red tree are currently at home in this basket.


Thank you so much for dropping by.  Have a good week!!



The cute Santa and I will be partying with Linda at Coastal Charm.  Won’t you join us?