Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Eagle

A few days ago, we spied this eagle sitting in a dead tree. We were kind of far away, but the setting sun was shining on him. I believe him to be a Red Tailed Hawk.


Headless? Nah, just making like an owl!


He had fierce yellow eyes, and claws to match.




“For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.

Isaiah 40


Monday, August 30, 2021

Just A Little Thing

 We just finished this jigsaw about holiday stamps. We got it done fast and it was fun.


This is because it is TINY, not much bigger than my palm.


Tiny, but detailed and cute.




I am taking today off from blog visits. We have appointments all day long.

Oh, what a little thing can turn
A heavy heart from sighs to song!
A smile can make the world less stern;
A word can cause the soul to burn
With glow of heaven, all night long!
~James Buckham


Sunday, August 29, 2021

The Bats That Weren't

 We got a hot tip about a colony of bats that fly from a hole in the gutter of an old abandoned building at dusk. So of course we waited here quite awhile to see them.



No bats. But we saw things just as lovely. The cut out roads in the mountain behind us.



A robin, singing his evening song so enthusiasticaly that one foot came off the roof.


The shadows of the setting sun on the remaining jonquils.


The windows of our downtown thrater.


And on our way home, the little light-changing tree in our neighbor's yard. With sights like this, who needs bats?



“At nightfall, colors disappear. Moon's paintbrush has only a palette of shadows: creamy gray, inky black, illusive indigo.”

~ Dr. Sun Wolf

 

Friday, August 27, 2021

Simba

 Our kitty Simba actually jumped up on the couch and posed for me! I was astounded, as he has never done this before. Good thing my camera was close! 





“A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization.”

~Author unknown

 

“Dogs have owners, cats have staff.”

~Author unknown


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

What I Bought

 O.K., are you ready to see what I bought at the Garden Center? House plants!


Though they look colorful and exotic, these were all on the top ten list of  impossible to kill plants! I am excited to see if I can keep them alive. I have had succulents for a couple years now, and they are doing real well, so now I am BRANCHING out! Pun ntended.







Tuesday, August 24, 2021

More Shopping

 We went to the Garden Center again a few days ago. Here is outside their entrance.




This is the house across the street. 


Inside, they have all these pretty plant misters.



Cute lamb flowerpots


And different bee houses.


This was at their driveway exit.


And here is the scenery across from their field.



But the most exciting thing for me was what I BOUGHT! Wait till you see! It would make too many pictures on this post, so I will show and tell you on my next post!




Monday, August 23, 2021

Sun Spots

 Have you ever seen one of these? They are called Sun Dogs. I don't like that name, so I call them Sun Spots. And that is what they are, not a rainbow, but a Sun Spot. We see them quite frequently. They are made from tiny ice crystals high up in the sky, and occur on either or both sides of the sun when it is low..





Don't miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.

 ~Author unknown


Sunday, August 22, 2021

Once In A Very Blue Moon

 This weekend there was a rare Seasonal Blue Moom. And I was there with my camera when it rose!



It was huge and orange! A seasonal Blue Moon is different from the regular ones. It is when a season has four full moons instead of three, and it is the third one.


This only happens once every two or three years. Oh, and if you were expecting an actual blue moon, here you go! Edited, of course...


There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

George Carlin

Friday, August 20, 2021

Part ll - The Rest Of The Drive

 On the drive from my last post, this is the first thing we saw.


It was an Osprey (Fish Eagle) sitting under the moon.


Nearby, we spotted a Green Heron.


And standing by the river was a majestic Blue Heron. They are very good at being absolutely still for long periods of time.


A second Blue Heron was behind a chain link fence. I like the way the bird and it's reflection are in different fence sections.


The mountains were blue in the dusk.


And the moon was getting brighter. Time to go home.


“Nature is new every morning, but its cycles are ancient, independent of all our anxieties, oblivious to our plans.”

 ~Barbara Cawthorne Crafton


Down To The Bone

 In our neighborgood, skeletons are EVERYWHERE now. You really cannot go even one block without seeing at least one. I actually kind of like...