Tuesday, February 22, 2011

OOPS, so I missed a week

It has been an interesting few days, with router problems, and trying to get the 2nd computer set up and adjusted to this internet.
It's done now, but lets just ay that I hope not to have to listen to the 2nd chair
telling me that I don't know squat.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Musings

Yes, I know that it is the 15th, and Valentine's Day is over.   My musings will be about what the day means to different people.
I remember about 18, how I wished my friend would buy me candy, like the boyfriends and hubbys of my coworkers.
At 20, the friend I had then, did buy me a big box of candy, and I kept the box for years, even though he and I broke up shortly after Valentine's Day.

Shortly after I married, I realized that I'd gotten another one of those that didn't purchase roses, candy or other trinkets for me, on Valentines..But he made up for it in other ways, and over the years, he's been known to surprise me, a diamond or two here or there. 

If you know me, you'll know I don't like big stones, I've ruined many sweaters and other things with a ring that stands up too tall to suit me.  I have a 'smoke diamond', which is not a real diamond, but most people can't tell the difference, which is large, and catches everything.   My wedding band is a simple gold band, with alternating rows of small diamonds and sapphires, which I picked out, and then showed it to him.  The first ring he bought me, was a wide gold band, with a jade band centered in it.  I broke it when I was in an accident, and though the company replaced it, the new one didn't fit.  The 2nd ring he bought me, is a 12 stone diamond band, which I also picked out..He didn't like it all that much, but, he waited several months, then surprised me with it for my birthday.  He likes the larger stones, lol.  He has learned though, that if I like it, I'll wear it, if not, it sets in the box.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cardinal on the feeder

I love 'shooting' birds, some of my favorite photos
are of birds of almost any kind.
I also love old buildings, and
flowers, too.

These are some from the past couple of years.
I hope to get lots more in 2011.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Robins Egg Blue and Cardinal Red

I see birds, mostly Cardinals, but there are some little gray birds that are giving the Cardinals fits.
They won't leave the feeders even when they are chased.  They may be small, but they say they are not about to let that big red bully have all the peanut butter and bird seed. 
Also, there is a squirrel trying his best to get the feeder door open, to carry off the cakes. 
Me, I'm waiting for this, which will be about 3 months from now, when the Robins  and Cardinals
are nesting
and spring is in the air.  I actually took this photo with the camera held over the nest, and I couldn't see what I was getting.  I'd held a mirror over the nest and saw that one of the 3 eggs had hatched.
It isn't the best picture in the world, but it is a sweet little robin just out of the shell.