Monday, May 18, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Another Fine Day



A wee ghost crab peeking out of his hole



Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Ingenuity of Squirrels

We have an area in our front yard that's evolving into a little serenity garden...We've recently put up a reed fence and planted caladiums, hostas, and elephant ears. This is also the area where two of our cats and one of our greyhounds that have gone on are buried and last year we bought little markers for them. Anyway, we've also put up one birdhouse and a couple of bird feeders. The birds are happy...so are the squirrels! Squirrels are pretty ingenious little buggers. One of the feeders is "squirrel-proof"....but that isn't stopping them from trying!
The white "stones" are the pet grave markers; the big wooden cat was a Christmas present & is carved out of one piece of wood!

Some friends made the dolphin and the seagull...

That's the "squirrel-proof" feeder with a bird in it

One of the culprits sneaking up there...

...making his way over...

...thinking how best to try this venture.
 I haven't caught it yet, but LoML's seen them actually hanging over the top of the feeder trying to figure it out. I think I'm going to have fun sitting on the swing (not pictured as I some how forgot to get a picture of it or the rest of the plants....maybe next time) and "spying" on the wildlife.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Living the Dream

What an amazingly beautiful place surrounds me.



Friday, May 1, 2015

Ferry Ride

Last weekend I went to a function hosted by one of the horseman's associations I belong to. Getting there involved taking a local ferry across one of the sounds. The ferry left the dock at 7:45 a.m. and it was an overcast day.
It's about a 20-minute ride across during which time I love watching the birds. The cormorants were lined up on the bulkhead...
Mid-way across we pass the other ferry that's running the opposite direction. The seagulls were having fun.




There are usually a lot of seagulls that follow along, feeding on any fish that get stirred up and on any bread crumbs that passengers throw...but this morning there were a lot of cormorants that flew along too. That's one coming in for a water landing with his wings still spread on the left-hand side of the picture below.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pelicans!

I love pelicans. I imagine they're like pterodactyls must have been. They're so amazingly graceful when they're flying...and yet there's that moment when they hit the water with a huge splash that looks so out-of-control...
These aren't great pix as they were pretty far away. But I had fun watching them.

Maybe I'll get some better shots soon.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Gone to the Birds

Our local photography club got the opportunity to photograph some rescued exotic birds. They were quite charming and put on a little show for us.






Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fun with Cats!

My boys like to help me change the sheets on the bed. I got an idea that it might be fun to snap some pix while they were under the top sheet....


 I was right.




Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring Flowers

Spring is such a lovely time of year around here. The azaleas are blooming...among other things. Here are just a few shots from around my parents' house and around ours.




Friday, April 17, 2015