Saturday, February 09, 2008

Oh So Sweet, Our Mr Sanders

Yesterday..when I came home from my FIRST chemo
treatment, as I took my purse from the car, something
caught my eye in the tree on the side yard.

I thought it was a trash bag in the tree, but
as I turned my head, I saw what it REALLY was.

Our resident possum "Mr Sanders" was up
in the crab tree feasting on berries!! 

I yelled for Rich to bring the camera out
& we both got some good shots.

Who could resist that pink nose & furry body??

I just LOVE nature and I felt God had given me this
sighting as a sign He had LOTS of delights left in life for

Oh each day is a blessing , please appreciate it and
hold your loved ones CLOSE
and rejoice in the gifts God gives us.  They are there, just
open your eyes to them

lovingly, Deena
(aka  "Waves at Wildlife")
hubby gave my that as my American Indian


Mike said...

Very cool. I only see them here at night. That was a great gift.

Love the Indian name.

Kristy said...

If a blog can be lovely, this one is.
Your heart is precious, your photos - amazing ( I've never seen a possum look so cute! ) and your faith.......leaves me in awe. In awe of our beautiful Savior.
Bless you.
Ps. love all your blogs, by the way!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Hello *Waves at Wildlife*! That has to be the cutest little possum I've ever seen!
Thank you for sharing with us!

Trée said...

Amazing. Looks exactly like the possum's we have. Likewise, have only ever seen ours at night. Great pics. :-)

Dolly said...

Hi Deena, around here they call possum Grinners!
It looks like they are always smileing!
They usually don't come out till after dusk...this lil guy must have been hungry!

I received my vintage heart swap goodies today!
Oh my gosh I had so much fun opening all the treasures you sent!
Thank you with all my heart!
I will post them on my blog tomorrow!

Hugz, Dolly

Marilyn said...

Oh, How Sweet Deena...
A VERY Good sign...
Loves Those Berries!!!

Nonnie said...

love the pictures.....not something we would see around can you resist? i feel the same way about signs from God, deena.....and thank you for your words....

Just Joni said...

I always thought opossums were ugly until I saw this little've captured his adorable side...must truly be a sign from God...there's beauty in everything.

Jan Parrish said...

How cool is that. He is so cute. God definitely likes to surprise us.

hillgrandmom said...

How fascinating! These are the ones that hang upside down?
By the way, I love the look of this blog.

Beemoosie said...

He is so sweet!!! Blessings to you!

Bejeweled said...

What a cutie! Possums are just SO cute and yours looks so happy munching berries! Thanks so much for stopping by to enter my OWOH giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog from your Pink blog and just wanted to send my wishes for a quick remission that lasts a long time. Also wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying your nature photos. To be able to keep both blogs going along with all the things you are going through is amazing.

Nancy said...

What wonderful pictures you took.
I hope this is a very good sign for you.

Mary said...


Mr. Sanders is cute as a button. Thanks for sharing this with us. Yes, there are so many deights in nature and you have many more to enjoy, my friend.

Love and blessings. Prayers are speeding heavenward for you, Rich and Nichole and the kids.


velvet brick said...

Hi Deena,
I found your blog through Nonnie and I spent two hours yesterday reading of your courage and strength and taking in all of the beautiful pictures of nature. I love nature, as well, so I totally enjoyed my visit! My prayers are being said in your honor and I plan on visiting again soon! Thank you for your spirit and for sharing your world with us! Have a wonderful week!

Deborah said...

I've never cared for possums, but I do believe Mr. Sanders has won me over. Amazing sight you have caught with your lens.

I wish you well and will continue to follow your blog. I will also remember you in my prayers along with my mother-in-law who just had her first chemo treatment Friday.


mon@rch said...

I just love Opossums and such a cute little thing! Also looks much better shape than the one I saw!

Lori said...

how sweet:) he looks like he is posing for you, he is quite photogenic i think!!!

Deborah said...

I am so happy that you like my bird photos! I just posted yesterday's and today's "catch".

I must say that I have NEVER seen a possum up a tree!

Have a blessed day,

Anonymous said...

We live in the country, close to a small city in Arkansas. One day, a man, wanting me to join his Church, asked me "What Church do you go to?" And I told him that my husband and I go to the backyard (2 acres), where we have lots and lots of trees, and plants,flowers, a pond,tons of birds, and bunnies, possums,insects, the sky, clean air and silence - right THERE, where the Good Lord is!

You are a very sweet lady. I wish you, from the bottom of my heart, ALL THE BEST!

Suzanne said...

Wow Deena! He does look as if he was just waiting for you to take is photo! How Sweet!

Deb said...

Such a beautiful post (and photos) Deena. We definitely share a love of Nature. "Mr. Sanders" is very handsome with that adorable pink nose :-} and I love the American Indian name your hubby gave you - very fitting :-}
Enjoy your day "Waving at Wildlife".

Doreen said...

This blog is beautiful..the photo's the goodness. This possum is so cute..we have one here..I think he must live in our pine tree at the edge of the yard as that is where we see him on a regular basis. One evening my husband went out on the deck to start the gas grill...and there he was....sitting on top of it...He was not very happy to see my husband.

Have a wonderful day...Can't wait to see more photo's.


Lenka said...

Our possum not too shy to, he coming to see what is inside house thru the glass door. And he always looks so sad... I love your Mr. Sanders - what a cute pink nose!

Michelle Sylvia said...

What a miracle of nature and you captured it on camera! Thanks for sharing with us Deena!


Kelly said...

Amazing pictures from obviously an amazing woman! Your blogs are so warm and welcoming, I will keep you in my daily prayers. Your courage is a true inspiration.


Anonymous said...

WoW...very beautifully captured shots!

Cindy Roberts said...

Hello, Deena! I am pleased to meet you. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I am humbled by your profile and journey. I pray for your health and admire your strength. I hope you don't mind that I listed one of your blogs on my fav list "If blogs were in heaven. . . ." Hugs and prayers, Cindy

Amongst The Oaks said...

I love your blog and will be back soon to check out more of the birds. Don't you just love those beautiful Cedar Waxwings? We used to have a messy persimmon tree, and every year hundreds would pick it clean of the fermented fruit. Great fun for them?
Hugs, Laura

Anonymous said...

Just a word to the wise, skunks, possoms, etc. only come out at night unless they have rabies.
Do not attempt the pet or catch these animals. Possoms, will hiss
and bite.
Please be careful.

jennifer said...

Now I get why Mr. Possum was on the other site! Fun to see him again...Jen

Michelle said...

I just stumbled on your blog, and wanted to let you know that in the Shamanism tradition one of the 'gifts' Opossums represent is 'recovery'..God did indeed send you a gift...His promise of HOpe!

turquoise cro said...

LOL How do YOU know he is Mr. Sanders and not Miss Sanders!!! He is soOOOOoOOooo cute though with that pink, pink nose and I have never seen one up a tree like that!!! Thank YOU! I'm soOOoO GLAD YOU saw that this day! Yes, I think it was a gift from God!! Love and prayers, Cinda