Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Buds, Blooms and Blossoms

Lamb's Ear

Columbine about to bloom

Vinca & Bleeding Hearts

Hosta's just ready to open

Native Wild Flower~May Apple

Native Wild Flower~Trillium

Crab Apple & Red Bud Tree

Deer Food~ aka  Tulips

Crab Apple with last years fruit & this year's bloom, Clematis on
the arch behind it.  A bird house atop the arch.

Clematis on the gate arch

I love nature~~God sends these gifts to all of us!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

All In one Spring Day

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Red Headed Woodpecker


American Goldfinches & an Indigo Bunting

Mr Ruby Throated Hummingbird

He made the Great Horned Owl box his home.

A Red Tail Hawk

Baltimore Oriole Male

Friday, April 24, 2009

A New Bird

This guy was in the trees..amongst the American Goldfinches, but alas
he looked orange ..compared to them.  Oh My, tis a new bird to our 
yard.. A Warbler perhaps???  

YES he is a warbler ..a Prothonotary Warbler, just a bit out of 
his zone, but that's the beauty of birds just passing

Rich nor I have ever seen one before..WOW tis so fun.  
Oh, a hummingbird flew at me today, but then flew on 
without coming back to check out the feeder. He'll be back!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Terry Wins!!

Terry, of Terry's Treasure correctly guessed,  it was a MANTIS cocoon/nest.
Congrats Terry.. and can you believe this??? 

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Snow White has Visitors and OH a GIVEAWAY!!

This is in my Barberry Bushes.
Do you know what it is??
.. I do..
Take a guess, I've got a special treasure for the
first person to post the correct answer.
Make sure I can contact you if you win.

Missy Miss, whom I call my pet turkey.  Rich calls her Crazy Legs.
She was here today in the yard. She's been alone ever time I've seen
her when she came with "Tom" and another hen.

A sweet Nuthatch

 Mr Blue Bird 

Mrs Blue Bird was here too, checking out the blue bird house
I hope they nest!! I have mealyworms for them!!!

The Snow White story?? Well, someone posted on my blog
they think of me as Snow White & all the animals come to
visit me.  I love the idea.. I AM Snow White..

Thursday, April 16, 2009

American Goldfinch

They have really gotten bright..tis mating season!!

I love early Spring blooms

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

God Visit

Last afternoon just before dusk..this guy was sitting
on a shepherd's hook right outside my kitchen window.

By the time we got the camera out, he had moved off to the
trees. But what a wonderful experience, seeing him
so close. I was so happy to snap a picture.

Tis a Barred Owl, he's about 18 inches tall with
a wing spread of about 5 to 6 feet. There are plenty of them in
the Singing Woods.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

When I raised the shades this morning..there was a LOVELY
Eastern BlueBird in the tree right outside the bedroom window.
God really has visited me.  Just reminding me, He is with us

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Luke 24

1Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
2And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
3And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
5And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
6He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
7Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
8And they remembered his words,
9And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
10It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
11And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
12Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
13And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
17And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
18And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
19And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
20And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
21But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
22Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
23And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
24And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
25Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
29But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
32And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
33And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them
34Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
35And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
36And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
41And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
42And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43And he took it, and did eat before them.
44And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48And ye are witnesses of these things.
49And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
50And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
52And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
53And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

I put my hummer feeder out today.
Just one for now,

No sightings at my Nestle yet.
I saw Baltimore Orioles at the feeder first last year.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

"33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing. 35 And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.” 39 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”