Sunday, March 27, 2011

Double 4-Patch Contribution

I've spent the day playing with some Double 4-Patch 8-1/2" blocks to contribute to a 'community' quilt for Japan.   Bayley put his paw-stamp of approval on them.  :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Signs of Spring

Caught a rare photo of a pair of Cardinals at the feeder.  They thrill me!

My Lilac bush is budding~~one of my most favorite flowers and fragrance!

My miniature Daffodils are blooming.  I want, I MUST get me some more Daffy bulbs, along with some Crocus, Tulips and Hyacinths (none of which I have right now).  Every Spring I think, "now this coming Fall, I HAVE to get some bulbs in the ground", but alas, I always forget.  So I will buy me a few pots now and stick them in the ground.

My Forsythia (called 'yellow-bell bushes' where I grew up) are blooming.  They are sooooo sunshiney bright, I wish they bloomed all Summer.  :)

Yesterday was such a beautiful day.  We had a high temperature of 72!  :D  We spent most of the daylight hours outside.  I used the push mower to do some trimming, and Randy did some of the first mowing of the season on the riding mower.  Bayley and Marlee wore themselves out, and crashed for a little rest in the shade.  

The Swallows are building their nests now, and the Bluebirds are trying to hold on to their 'leases'.  :)  Unfortunately, two of the banes of my existence have returned---the blasted Brown-headed Cowbirds and the freakin' Starlings.  I really really could do without them, but I try to increase my patience and tolerance with every Spring when they arrive.  :)  One is in the tray feeder even as I type.  Dang their hides---they eat it all before the smaller birds can get any AND they are constantly trying to get into the Bluebird/Swallows houses to lay their eggs.  They are little devils, I tell you!  :/

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Japan Tragedy

There are no words sufficient to express the horror, the sorrow, the prayers...