Tuesday, May 15, 2018

TEENAGERS ON THE POND

I got a phone call from the manager here at 8:30 am--
that there was baby ducks on the pond--
so--
you know me--I left my breakfast on the table--
grabbed the big camera and ran downstairs --by way of the elevator!!!
and there was Momma duck and 7 babies--
but I think they looked a bit more like they were in the 'teenager' stage--
momma, was so funny--as she nagged  quacked at them the whole time--
but just like human kids--they just did their own thing!!!

Bugs--look at these bugs!!!
Yummy yummy!!!
Ok--think it is time for a nice nap in the grass--
tired after all that swimming around and eating!!!
I think these 2 adult ducks where Aunts to the teenagers!!!

ENJOY, DI

Thursday, April 26, 2018

FINALLY RAIN--

I am so happy to say that we finally had a couple days--
with storms passing through that gave us some "good"  rain--
and the 'pond' out front filled in--
and one time looking out--
I was amazed and happy to catch this 'guy'
so who am I???
a green heron--and a rather large one--compared to the one that landed on the railing
down on the dock that day a couple years ago--
He had fun out by the pond for awhile--

a couple ducks did show up for a bit too the next day--
but when I first moved here--we would get close to a dozen ducks on the pond
when it rained--how things change--

and when I went for a short walk this afternoon--
I did notice how much some of the plants have grown and how nice and green they are now--
Enjoy, di

Monday, April 9, 2018

RANDOMNESS


I love how the sun when it comes up in the morning reflects off the water--
Busy river time by the looks--
flowers that grow in the large ditch next to the building
(probably part of my allergies right now??)
thought this branch looked 'neat' and odd --
I think the vine is what is holding it up there!!!
Neat petunia flower--love the red center--
and Mr. Jay--

Enjoy a bit of nature every day--
Di

Thursday, March 15, 2018

PHOTOS FROM SUNDAYS ADVENTURE--

Here is a few more photos from our drive on Sunday--
DD turned around to drive back to this bicycle so she could show it to me--
she did not realize that we see alot of these--us country folks!!!
Back in  that little park we stopped at--this Squirrel came down a tree near where we sat on a bench and decided he would be friends with us--and he got busy digging up something???
Seen this old rugged dock in the river--with a bird keeping watch over it all--
and I am not sure what these are--there was a couple of them in the park--
DD thinks they are bee hives--but I'm not sure--
wonder if they are bat houses--anyone know???
a pretty fountain--
a pretty butterfly seen at the State Park--later
and seen these fancy wheels on the way home!!
I want one!!!

Enjoy, di

Friday, February 16, 2018

WENT TO THE--

Farmer's Market over in Wickham Park--
was the 2nd week in a row that I went over there--
as we were leaving the first time--
I seen some animal pens near by--
so this week--
I made sure to take the camera and just walked myself over there--
and I was delighted to see some of the animals--
chickens, geese, and turkeys--
but oh my some of them were really different and 'pretty'!!!!!!
now this chicken did not look all that different--
but--

some of them were--
--- all colors and designs really--
I just loved this guy--
look at the fluff on the top of his head--
and it was soo long that he kept shaking it to get it out of his eyes--
I just wished the fencing wasn't so thick and so high--
oh well--
see there is another one of those fluffy headed ones in the middle of this photo--
the next large pen had geese--
and they were loud--

and in the last cage was some turkeys--
and I had alot of fun watching this turkey--
get turned in circles by the other smaller turkey--
see her there??
and they turned around and around--

He had some pretty tail feathers that he kept showing off--
they did make me dizzy--though watching them--
and this is looking back to the building were the farmer's market was--
do have to say--their produce is just beautiful--huge heads of cauliflower,
broccoli, bunches of beets and carrots--strawberries--ect--

enjoy, di


Monday, February 12, 2018

DOWN ON THE DOCK--

Over the week end I noticed that something was missing--
the wood sign that told us to stay out was gone---
but did not make it down to have a look around until this afternoon--
good sized sand bar a ways out from the shore  line--
the beach area's are still there--
I wasn't sure what I would find as the river has looked 'rough' for weeks now--
the water is a really bad color right now--muddy I guess you would say-yet we have
had no rain to make it look muddy--
someone said we are having 'red tide'--
not sure what that is or what causes it--
all I know that for 2-3 weeks now the 'air' here has been really bad--
not really 'smelly' like fish--
it is more of a chemical smell--
and my 'body' has decided it doesn't like it--oh well!!
I did see foot prints of what I am betting is still some raccoons in the sand--
and then  I spotted this--
leaf impressions--I guess--I thought these were really neat--
and as I walked back up the ramp to leave--
I seen this---
look really close--on the left hand side of the ramp--
I do not believe this was a actual snake--
as it had to 'wiggle' it's way across the ramp--then it slide off the ramp unto the dirt/grass area--
it was kinda of interesting to watch it doing that movement!!!!

Enjoy, di

Saturday, February 10, 2018

A FINISH--AND ANGRY!!

Well--I got me another finish for the month of Feb--

Here is the spring row by row in wool from last year--
Right now it is just pinned to the wall--
still have an idea on how I want to display these--
just not been any where's to look for what I want!!

And I am angry--
Look at this--
Wait what is that--??
it looks like US 1 is right at the end of our sidewalk--
and basically --now it is!!!
The nice fencing that was all the way along our path in the back took a hit during Irma--
so we knew they would replace it--
but look at what else they did --
in order to replace it--

this standing at the end of that side walk--looking south--
looking north--
all those neat vines and shrubs--
got dug up and thrown away--
I do not believe all this destruction was necessary--
to put in a new fence--
it looks soooo Naked now!!
so now who wants to walk that trail???
gotta go--kids are here for supper and it is not cooked yet--ouch!!!

Enjoy, di