Friday, April 24, 2015

A COMMON FLICKER AND FRIEND

A Flicker is in the woodpecker family and spends most of it's feeding time on the ground or on the side of a tree eating bugs.
(or at my suet)

 The undersides of the wing and tail feathers are bright yellow, for eastern birds, or red, in the western species.
You can see the yellow under her tail feathers.




Eastern Bluebird
This is a male who will become a lot bluer as spring arrives.
 The females have almost no blue on them right now.





As you can tell by the snow, 
these pictures were taken several weeks ago..

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FASHION SHOW 2015


We recently held our annual Fashion Show.
It is run by our hard working Auxiliary.
A lot of hours go in to making this the success that it is.
  




Residents were greeters..




Our "go to" guy for fundraising and our executive director.


 



Fifty one Gift Baskets were raffled off.
 




There were male and female models (comedians).
Residents and associates participated.





Chicken, red potatoes, green beans
 and a Chocolate Mousse dessert were served.

 Always a lot of fun...
Thanks everyone. 



Monday, April 20, 2015

EARLY GREENERY


 This past weekend was beautiful.
I took advantage of the weather to do a little gardening 
and took stock of what had survived the winter.

Pieris



Daffodils






Hydrangea




More Pieris

 


Weeping Cherry Blossoms..



Lilacs





Peonies
 



Gerber Daisies...
Cheating, I bought them at the grocery store.
 



And of course..DANDELIONS !!




I hope you don't have too many of these in your yard.

 


May you have a weed free week..
 

Friday, April 17, 2015

HAPPY SQUIRRELS

 Squirrel activity has been crazy lately 
and
 judging by their behavior, it's mating season.





Double trouble..



How lazy can one be??










The next day this block of seed had miraculously walked off,
nowhere to be found.
I wonder where they hung it.
Have a wonderful weekend..

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

LEFTOVERS...PICTURES THAT IS

 I was fooling around with Pic Monkey
using the tulips my sister gave me for Easter. 



Speaking of Easter..
I forgot to put this picture in my Easter post.
If you've never had farm fresh eggs you are truly missing out.
The taste is so much better and the yolks are bright yellow.
Yum...
No dye needed..they come ready for your Easter basket.




I added a leftover bird feeder picture of which there are many.




These took several days to open..
Love the color.



 More playing..with the "Panorama" feature. 
(from my font porch)



The width of my house ...



I need a little practice with this one..


Monday, April 13, 2015

50 SHADES OF GREY


This past week it was hard not to be aware of how grey it was.
Damp, dreary and drizzly. 




 Having been a long time fan of Ansel Adams,
I found the tree branches against the sky very intriguing.




Even in the gloom,
there is something to be appreciated.

 

I hope there is no gloom in your week..


Friday, April 10, 2015

SIGNS OF SPRING ?



 The finches are beginning to look mottled
 as they  change to their bright yellow summer color.



 

 Did someone say that spring is here?
The Tulips heard it..



  
The Daffy's are trying.






The blossoms on the Weeping Cherry are beginning to burst.
(well, pretty soon now)




 It seems to be taking it's time this year. 
I hope it will soon be Spring in your corner of the world.



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