Entering Winter - 2014-2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ABC Wednesday - W (What? Why?)


My son spotted a Carolina Wren and a Pine Siskin at my birdfeeders on Thanksgiving.  I hadn't seen either bird for a Loooonggg time!  Because I had just submitted my bird count the day before on the Project Feederwatch site, I couldn't count these birds!!

(left: house sparrow, center: pine siskin, and right: goldfinch)


Why is it that I haven't seen them since???  So I am still unable to add them to my count.  Humpfh!  ha.

I didn't get a photo of the Carolina wren... but I'm still hoping to spot them.  :-)

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Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

ABC Wednesday - V is for Very

 Very Beautiful 

Very Fragile

Very Exquisite

Very Breathtaking!

A chandelier from inside the Senate Chamber of the State of the Iowa State Capitol Building, Des Moines, Iowa.

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 Have a Victorious week!  :-)  SG

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Joy to the World!
(This year's ornament...)

White - as Snow!

(Stars 'n) Stripes
Thanks to many volunteers, our town square recognizes area residents who participated
in any war at any time. 

Tree (snow-covered) - Branches

 Shape - nearly silhouette
a variety of toad lilies brought in before the first hard frost

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ABC Wednesday - U

According to Miriam-Webster, Ubiquitous is an adjective that means "existing or being everywhere at the same time :  constantly"

Yep!  I think this works.  :-)

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I am NOT, however, ubiquitous... as ever I might try to be.  ha!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

ABC Wednesday - T is for Being Thankful

I Am Thankful!

for Family:  Parents, Siblings, In-laws, Husband, Children, and Grandchildren - wish I had more photos!
 Our Summer Get-together - Mark Twain State Park near Hannibal, MO

for Friends:   and the activities in which we participate!





OH!!  There are so many photos of so many other friends and occasions....

For ALL of them and ALL of the experiences and ALL the future "encounters!"  

I am Thankful.

For Good Health, for Shelter, for people I love and people that love me back...

Thank You Lord!

Happy Thanksgiving to "you and yours."

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Scavenger Hunt Sunday


Well, maybe not even "Fry-day" . . . but grilled on a cedar plank!

August 20, 2013 at my house... a little Garden Party!  :-)

Busy Day
Cutting Firewood takes all the family!  December 2013.

(from) Where I Stand
I always seem to "find" someone new in our yard every Winter!  ;-)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ABC Wednesday - S stands for Snow

Yes, it is now November.   And quite often we SE Iowans receive SNOW in November.  Sometimes more measurable than others.  Our latest snowfall was intense, but short-lived.  :-)

I know the following two photos don't really depict Snow... but I had to catch Jack in action!
Jack Frost, that is!  :-)

And we truly appreciate the Sunshine!  :-)

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