Thursday, July 21, 2016


The woes of the world are heavy.  If only we could do as the wood drake does.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July Bluebirds

 The dear Bluebirds had a rough time this summer as the Mockingbirds took over the front yard and kept chasing the bluebirds away.  I watched in horror as the dear Bluebirds darted in and out of the birdhouse when they could.
I am happy that the Mockingbirds moved elsewhere and the Bluebirds were able to have their family in peace.
 One baby bluebird.
 Two baby bluebirds.
Three baby bluebirds.
They sure make a lot of noise with their constant chirping, so I think there might be more than three. 
 Momma brings worms often.

It makes me SO happy to see this.  I look forward to it every year.  

Monday, July 18, 2016

Full Moon

Full Buck Moon over Virginia this evening.

July Full Moon

Although the Full Moon (Buck Moon) is forecast for Tuesday, it sure looks pretty full tonight and it is clear and beautiful.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


 After spending 3 days on the couch with gout this week, I was happy to be on my feet for a while Saturday.  Bought this cute little doxie boot scraper at an estate sale and then enjoyed a short afternoon rain shower that ended with a beautiful rainbow.  The night ended with a gorgeous sky.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Down and out for a while  ~ Gout in the ankle.  Painful!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Flower Transformation

 March 16
July 12

Good Morning!

Photo by Audrey
Salem, Vrginia, Afternoon of July 8, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sending wishes for the BEST kind of day.  Maybe one of these years we'll be back in Ohio on your Birthday and be able to celebrate with you.  Fondly remembering those past Birthday dinners at The Desert Inn ~ always such fun!  

Saturday, July 9, 2016

On my way home from church this evening.  I think the deer are beginning to trust me.

Friday, July 8, 2016


 Today was my lucky day!!  I've seen the two little fawns a couple of times but they've always dodged into the woods.  They were right across the street from the house early this morning grazing along the edge of the woods.  I got as close as I could and the sweeties posed for me.  Happy!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Hydrangea is my favorite flower.  My bushes are filled with lovely blooms this year.  Happy!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


After a dreadful Spring that just about killed my wisteria, it is thick and green and STILL blooming!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bought a good friend who is going through radiation treatments a dozen roses.  They were so gorgeous, I bought myself a dozen!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

You are ...

You are made of the same stuff as the Angels and the Stars.  Trust in this ~ you are truly special and divine.  You are spirit.  You are light.  You are love.
~ Healing Light

Wednesday, June 29, 2016



What a beautiful sky out back tonight!!

New Doxie Figurine

 I bought Jake a little vintage doxie figurine today for HIS (wink wink) doxie collection.
 He loves to open gifts and wanted to play with this, but I didn't think that was a real good idea since it's china.
 Looking at it lovingly.
 Nose to nose.
 Thanks, Mom.
Little doxies... all in a row.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Our New Pastor

Father Ken Shuping

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Filled with hope seeing our gorgeous mountains this evening on my way home from first Mass with Fr. Ken, our new Parish Pastor.
I spotted a heron on the Roanoke River this afternoon.
One of our neighborhood wanderers this morning.

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Mr. Toad is in the fountain again!  He acts like he can't get out, scraping at the sides.  He's either a dumb toad or he's playing me.  I took him out again ~ we'll see if he goes back in.  I suppose I need to put a toad ramp in the fountain???