Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ABC Wednesday - H

Honestly!  This is one of my favorite shrubs.  There are many varieties of Hydrangeas. The following has been in my yard for a number of years.  I chose it for the very reason that it is somewhat unusual.  (Another is 'Pinky Winky' that does virtually the same thing, except the flowers have a completely different appearance - conical shaped!)

The following two shrubs are Hydrangea paniculata:

Here is a look at 'Quickfire.'  This photo was take in June 2016.

The following photo was taken August 25, 2016.

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Have a great day!!  Hug a Hydrangea!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ABC Wednesday - G is Grosbeak

We recently vacationed for a few days with both "our families!"  This would be our daughter and son-in-law and their children and our son and daughter-in-law and their children.  All-in-all, there were twelve of us... and did we have GREAT fun!

We stayed in a wonderful (modern) "log cabin" in the woods.  There were birds all around, with bird feeders hanging from the main floor deck.  We saw our "usual" black-capped chickadees, nuthatches, goldfinches, (flocks of?) ruby throated hummingbirds, Baltimore Orioles, and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, etc.

Imagine my surprise, when the first birds I spotted and photographed were the birds below!!  "What?" I wondered.

Guess what!  These are immature male Rose Breasted Grosbeaks!!  (The first clue that they were Grosbeaks was their bills.  Take a Gander!)

This is also an immature male Rose Breasted Grosbeak ... further along in his development.  I also was able to take this photo.

The following photo was borrowed from an internet search.  The photographer was identified as Gary Tyson.

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"Keep an eye out!"  You may also spot an elusive immature Rose Breasted Grosbeak!

Watchfully yours,

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ABC Wednesday - F is for Felicificative!

Do you love it?  The word itself.   Just figuring out how to say it made me happy!  So, there's the definition:  Tending to make happy.  (I found this word online in a list of obscure, little-used words.)

Felicificative:  It tends to make me happy when I think of something to write about for this Meme.

Felicificative:  It tends to make me happy when everything works together in a timely fashion (i.e., our bathroom remodel.  It is nearly finished!)

Felicificative:  It tends to make me happy when I labor a bit from time-to-time towards a certain goal and I see progress as I work!

Felicificative:  It tends to make me happy when other "interested" people join me in the occasional maintenance of a local community garden!

Felicificative:  It tends to make me happy when some of you visit my post and leave a comment!  (Thanks!)

And perhaps now YOU feel Felicificative in seeing this post conclude!  lol

Have a great day!!

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