Friday, April 29, 2016


This is for Pippa at Photo of the Week.
Please click on the link above to visit other participants.
Thank you for hosting Pippa.  

TODAY'S FLOWERS #406 - April 28th, 2016

Today's Flowers opens on Friday at 12.00 a.m., and closes the following Thursday at 11.00 p.m. Information about this meme can be found here

Last week I shared the dogwood trees that were blooming.  This week it is the Redbud Trees.  In my first two photos you can see the dogwoods in the background.  You can read about the Redbuds at this link.

Today's Flowers was created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. Thank you Luiz!  I am now its host. 

I am also linking with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to our hosts.  Please click on their names to visit other participants.

Hetty at Tuinverhalen (Garden Stories)
Nick at Floral Friday Fotos
Aquariann at Flower Friday
Jesh at Seasons
Pamela at Garden Tuesday 

I made this mosaic for 
Judith at Mosaic Monday
and also for 
Pippa at Pippa's Bistro

Thursday, April 28, 2016


The Swallows are back and enjoying flying around in a cloudless sky.  But I was happy this one settled on a branch nearby.


Get your own branch buddy!

And once again peace and quiet reigns.

Bird Quotations

1) Everyone likes birds.  What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?  
~David Attenborough~

2)  Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
~Victor Hugo~

3) I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.  
~James M. Barrie~

4)  A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it simply has a song.
~Chinese Proverb~

and my favorite

5) Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tunes without the words, and never stop at all.
~Emily Dickinson~

I am sharing with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to all our hosts.  If you click on their names you can visit other participants.

The Team at SkyWatch Friday
Tanya at Willy-Nilly Friday Five
Cath at Fun Friday Favourites
Eileen at Saturday's Critters
Misty at Camera Critters
Anni at Bird D'Pot
Michelle at Nature Notes
Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Fences from Mount Vernon.

You can see more fences if you click on the button below.  Thank you for hosting Theresa.


This is another stained glass window from the visitor center at Meadowlark Gardens.  We enjoy going there often, as you have probably gathered if you come here often enough to see the other posts I share on this blog.  

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Today's post is linked with 
the following, with my thanks to all our hosts.  You can click on their memes if you would like to visit other participants.

Tom at Tuesday's Treasures
Jesh at Seasons 

Saturday, April 23, 2016


Another one from the archives.  I remember this crow, raven perhaps?  He was watching us very intently as we stopped at one of the many sites during our trip of the Southwest.

Linking with the following, with thanks to Anni, Michelle and Stewart for hosting these fun memes.

Anni at Bird D'Pot
Michelle at Nature Notes
Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday