Monday, November 23, 2020

FEATHERED FRIENDS DINING OUTSIDE MY WINDOWS

 I have enjoyed the challenge of photographing the birds!
Having the feeders in the yard helps draw then near so I can get the photos.
I may not be so lucky getting these shots out in the wild!
We get quite a few Juncos here.
Of course, we see the hummingbirds regularly.
A few ring-necked doves come to the water. 
And stellar jays have started to visit the suet!
Woodpeckers and chickadees also visit.
Caught in flight!
Downy woodpecker 
I believe this is a finch. His mouth is full!
Another finch I believe.
Finches!
Flickers like the suet and sometimes go to the seed feeder!
I really like the tiny nuthatches.
I think this might be a pine siskin.
Not sure what this bird is.
BUSHTITS! They travel in a gang.
Finch
Flicker
Hummingbird
That is my rogues gallery!
I hope you enjoy the photos.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE GARDEN

 My garden still has some colorful blooms but I know it will soon fade.  Sharing it all here with you.

I still have Dahlias blooming!

Castor bean plant and the beauty berry add such color!

Birds continue to dine. I do not know what kind this one is.

I hope to get out soon for a hunt for fall color!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

MOOSHOO WENT OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

 My sweet cat, Mooshoo, went over the Rainbow Bridge this morning. I had the honor of being her mommy for 18 years of her life. She was about 2 when I got her. She will be missed. Randy and I were together with her. She had been a sweet cat. She had become a cuddle kitty over the years. She loved rubbing on Randy. She loved looking out the window, playing with toys and sitting in sinks.

Good bye sweet Mooshoo!

Her Journey’s Just Begun

Don’t think of her as gone away –
her journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets –
this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost –
And she was loved so much.

Ellen Brenneman

They're Only Ours for a Little While
by Nancy Hanson 

We humans are prone to chase rainbows,
always wanting that pot of gold.
But the wisest of us remember the joy
of just a small creature to hold.
Allow yourself to accept their great gift,
and know what devotion is worth.
If you've been loved by a dog or cat,
you're the richest person on earth.
But their lives are lived in miniature-
bright sun to palest moon.
They bless our days with innocence,
and faithfulness that's stilled too soon.
These precious lives are fragile,
as fleeting as a baby's smile.
So give them all the love you have.
They're only ours for a little while.
And in the lonely moments
when you pause to wonder why,
hold close those brightest shooting stars
that burn so briefly in our sky.
But then look deeper in your heart
to know all love must intertwine,
and when the night sky seems the darkest,
you'll see their light forever shine.