Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sunny Morning

Our cats took advantage of a beautiful sunny morning to soak up the rays and warmth. They LOVE the morning sunshine that floods our windows, and that is their new morning retreat. When I look at their faces, I am almost overwhelmed at God's artistry! I know, I know, I'm a doting "mother!" Humor me!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The View From Our Window

We have had our share of weird weather this spring. Last week, we had a lot of rain and thunderstorms. When they finally broke - I think on Thursday evening - I looked out across the valley, and this is what I saw... the sun was shining in almost a perfect "V" well down river from our house. It was as if just a little triangle of the valley had sunlight!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Can You Count the Birdies?

Yesterday we sat outside on the deck and listened to the birds. Greg said, "It's like being in the aviary at the zoo!" We think it is because of our bird feeders, as we don't remember this much of a symphony last summer! Greg has been organizing the garage, and he found a tube bird feeder with tray and refurbished it. I hung it on the stub of what was a branch to a hickory tree near our lower deck and filled it with thistle to hopefully attract some finches. Saturday morning, we came home from our garage sale trek, and the feeder was FILLED with goldfinches. I think there were close to two dozen there!

I grabbed my camera and started snapping photos. The movement and swinging of the feeder didn't help my efforts, but I managed to catch at least 11 in one frame. Aren't they beautiful?!

I am still trying to catch a picture of the pair of Indigo Buntings we have at another feeder. Apparently they are nesting in the trees near the waterfall beside our house. Stay tuned!