Friday, January 31, 2014

Sunrise, Blue Sky, Sea Gulls, Ducklings and Breakfast Club

 Pretty dark, but Sunrise (?)
 Now it's getting light, what do I see? Blue Sky!!
 Such an anomaly . . . Blue Sky!!
 Mama and ducklings are down at the water.
Here they come. . .uh oh, 4 ducklings!!
 Everybody else is coming too.
 . . and a few from across the street. . .6 Ducks and 
4 Ducklings at the Breakfast Club this morning.
 Uh Oh, 2 are fighting. . . .and one flies off.
 5 Ducks and 4 ducklings at Breakfast!!
Your 'awww' picture.
 And across the canal, here she is!!!
 As I look back, I see Fog!

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living ~ Nelson Mandela

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dark Clouds. . . .RAIN!

Dark clouds yesterday gave way to rain.
 . . .and more rain today. . .no walking!
The best laid plans. I did finish JK Rowlings new book (her pseudonym is Michael Galbraith). I did NOT figure out the murderer.  She did set it up for another installment.  That was yesterday.

Today Cookies (picture later) for my best girl Rose who is 93.

Next on my reading list is my favorite author, Susanna Kearsley.  She really takes me away.

Don't know if I will be able to go to the library tonight to see my friend and author Elaine Viets in Wellington.  Night driving and Rain don't go together very well for me.  We are due for a bit of flooding.


In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. MLK,jr

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sunrise, Clouds and ducklings

 Sunrise.. .. she's having trouble kicking off the covers!
 Ah. . .a bit better.
 Ok, looking a lot better. . .Sunrise.
 Whoops. . .they got the better of her. I think we have a rainy day ahead!
Mama and babies are across the street.  She came when she saw me. I crossed
she would have had to run her babies behind her across the busy street. No!

 Baby is so sweet and growing.
 The Egrets wanted the tiny bread crumbs I gave the babies.
If they got too close mama would nip and squawk.
I made sure mama got fed today.
 There were 2 ducks this morning.
 Here comes 3 and 4 in the distance.
 4 Ducks and 5 ducklings at the Breakfast Club this morning.
 The end condo can look more like a home. . .backyard patio
. . . . .and flowering bush.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Moon & Star, Fog, Ducklings and Sea Gull

 The moon and that bright star (lower left)
 The moon 8 percent full.
Ground clouds. . . . Fog
 She wasn't there when I went by the first time.
Here come 2 more.
I put the food out for them and. . .
 . . .take the ducklings across the sidewalk for bits of bread. . .
. . .They can't eat the corn yet. . .mama didn't eat.
by the time she did get over to eat, corn was gone. . .all did eat the little bits left.
See how tiny he is compared with grass and mom's feet.
 I haven't seen a Sea Gull here before.. .I'm pretty far from the beach.
 Still foggy.

Being strong doesn’t always mean you have to fight the battle. True strength is being adult enough to walk away from the nonsense with your head held high.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Moon, Sunrise, Ducklings, Heron and Mallards

Moon, 16 percent full.
 Sunrise \o/

 Mama and "7" baby ducklings in the water, they soon came out.
 4 at the Breakfast Club and 3 more flew over from the other side.
 Mama and Ducklings.
 Two beautiful female Mallards

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love, and your concern. Joel Osteen.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sunrise, Clouds, Squirrel, Heron, Mallard Ducks, Ducklings

 I stepped out the door this morning and to the south I saw the clouds in 2 layers
with a ribbon between them.
This picture is because I have fabric exactly like this.
 Another pose. . . .and. . .
 Another pose.
 Sunrise, sorry about the light pole, 
don't think they would let me take it down,
They appear to be Two Female Mallards.
 Ducklings thought about going into the water, until they saw me. . .
Up they came. . . .
 . . . ready to eat.  . . this time I had little bread for them.
 Four ducks in the Duck Breakfast club and 10 little ones.
oh, yes, and Egrets.
Adorable, they scattered everywhere with their little breads.

I cannot find a proper name for him, however, he looks like a speckled grey Heron.

On my walk, there appeared to be a dragon in the sky. . .
yep, the sun pulled her covers up, she only rose for a moment.

When you feel like you are drowning in life, don’t worry your Lifeguard walks on water.