Friday, August 31, 2007

It's Friday~Time for Show & Tell

Look what I found as I was watering?? LOL, it chirped or I would never have noticed . I wonder, do you know what this fun insect is?? I do, NOW, but I was calling it a Leaf Hopper..LOL, is there even such a thing??

This guy, well hubby called me from his cell phone, said get the camera & 
get out here! So I RAN out , camera in hand.
He's about the size of my thumb & the greenest frog/toad I've seen in my yard.
I can't find him in my Amphibian Book

Show & Tell Friday
is hosted by  Kelli ~thanks for starting a tradition ~~

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I've been TAGGED, the Middle Name Game

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet"
sent along the Middle Name Game
so we shall see what's in MY name 
A~American through & through, I love my God & my Country
N~Needful in all things of kindness, I have a most tender heart
N~Nuturing~tis what I do, what God put me here for

Tis me, but I am so much more! 

Now I'll tag three of my friends, to see what's in their name

thankful for friends, Deena

Friday, August 24, 2007

If it's Friday, Tis Show & Tell

It's time for Show & Tell . I have been waiting to share this with my friends.

We don't get these lil sweeties at my humble abode, but at my daughter's 
apartment building ..this is the THIRD brood Mr & Mrs have had.
What sweet lil Barn Swallows, mama is on one light, while daddy watches from another door's light. They both help feed their lil babes too. I love their colors, and the NEST..oh my
goodness a work of art. With decorative layers of mud too. I'm in awe at their precise work.

Here's the two lil guys , looking for FOOD & all they see is ME

I hope you love seeing them as much as I did. God sends us small gifts like
this that we sometimes don't stop to enjoy.
fondly, Deena

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Announcing a Softer Side

Because I wanted to keep this BLOG about the Singing Woods.. the birds & other things of nature, I've begun an additional BLOG for sharing the softer side of me.
It will be more about creating art, whimsy & whimsical friends.
I hope you'll go visit Tattered Works of Whimsy & let me know what you think.
Be assured I'll still share life from the edge of the forest on this BLOG. The sweet hummingbirds are very active, I believe they are preparing for their journey Southward

"A friend is a gift you give yourself."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, August 17, 2007

Show & Tell Friday

Good Greetings to you! Tis another Show & Tell Friday. Check Kelli's BloG for more Friday delights.

Hi to all of you. If you frequent my BLOG , you know I love birds!! Oh yes
..above is a picture of my favorite dishes. They were a present FROM ME....when
we moved here to SingingWoods.

I love dishes I thought I'd share a few of my fave dining dishes.

All of the above lovelies are availabe at
Room Service Home
A wonderful eclectic market

Happy Friday ** tis suppose to cool off here tomorrow ** I hope to get some nature pics to share with
all my BLOG friends** humbly, Deena

Monday, August 13, 2007

Home Sweet Home

I recently took a short trip to Phoenix AZ.  Upon my return I contemplated the sweet things from home I'd missed. The small gentle things that make life a delight.

  • Watering my fleurs in the early hours of dawn & just before dusk.
  • My sweet hummingbirds
  • The treat of picking mint to make sweet tea
  • Sleeping in my own cozy bed
  • The new surprises each day brings from the garden, new sunflowers bloomed , peppermint zinnias bloomed
  • My dog Hannah & kitty Mya
  • My computer

  • Fat toads in the yard

    and most of all, my dear hubby, with a loving heart, who had planted a new spirea & a smoke tree, he knows fleurs in the yard are one of the best gifts he can give.

    Good night sweet prince

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I'm just so delighted

Upon my return from a  short getaway
I found I'd been given my FIRST award. My sweet friends
blessed me again, first with
their friendship & now this meaningful award.  
I hope I am as sweet & kind to others as they are to me

I am also delighted to be HOME sweet HOME, back in
the Singing Woods. 
Phoenix AZ is too hot for me & way too large. 
Check back soon, I plan to post what I missed most while gone

Thanks Annie & here are my NICE  blog friends.

Elaine of Artful Spirit


just a few kind,  inspiring & talented friends, to whom I say
"Thanks for the inspiration & kindness my friends"

Friends... They cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.
Henry David Thoreau.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Show & Tell Friday ..on Wednesday

Hi my kinde friends!! I'll be gone until Saturday PM, so I'm doing Show & Tell early.
The signs of Autumn have begun to appear.

The acorns have begun to fall from the trees.  I knew I needed to gather  some
before the deer & turkeys come to snack on them.  My grandson, Caleb  helped me find them amongst the
grasses & wildfleurs.  Tis a lovely site with their teeny caps & green & browns bodies.

As I was watering near twilight time, I bent down to inspect these seedlings
I planted.  I can't remember what they are?? LOL** I thought a closer look might
help me identify them
&  I found  ****

I know who they will you???

Friday, August 03, 2007

Show & Tell Friday~~Flutters of Singing Woods

I try to have my camera handy, as I can always find something lovely to photograph in my little Nestle in the Singing Woods

A Red Admiral on the LiLacs
A Monarch on the LiLacs

Tiger Swallow Tail on Purple Coneflower (above) & Liatrus (below)

A close encounter with a WASP, we have alot of them here, which is good, as
the Summer Tanagers love to eat them.

A sweet Ruby Throated (male) Hummingbird

Red Spotted Purple
 on my Plum Tree

Giant Swallowtail on the Zinnia's

That's it for this week, hope you've found a bit of joy viewing as I have found sharing my flutters with you!
Thanks to Kelli for hosting Show & Tell Friday
fondly, Deena

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Tis with Saddened Heart

An update, prayers are STILL needed, Chris went to our Heavenly Father on Sunday. Please visit the BLOG . The family needs alot of love & support.
With love in Christ, Deena


A young family needs your prayers..Chris , Mandy & their children have been on my prayer list for quite a while now.
It has been a VERY emotional journey, times of miracles, ups , & downs & sadness and joy. Chris' story has been
a witness of the power of prayer & the love our Lord.

You may visit their BLOG @
I am requesting you
ask our Lord to guide the family thru the future.

Tammie , Mandy's mom, is my friend...She lost her young husband to cancer after years of battling. This
has been VERY hard on her also.

Remember to show your love & greet each day as a gift.
Fondly, Deena

Be Still My Heart

My talented friend Suzanne has just opened her new website. She did a wonderful job with the site. You MUST see it, tis delightful thinges she has to offer.

Hope you'll take a look , her portraits & floor clothes are AMAZING.
Enjoy, Deena