Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Osprey are Back

Sometimes it's the Little Things that make us Thankful. Also joining in Wild Bird Wednesday

I had never seen an osprey (I don't think) until I moved into my apartment across from a cell tower. This is my fourth spring here and I hate it when those glorious birds leave in the late summer and I can't wait until they return in the spring. They provide me with hours and hours of joy, just watching them soar, search for food, feed their babies, teach the babies how to fly... 

This morning I looked out at the new day and there they were - my osprey! Well, one of them... the other will follow soon. They do mate for life and they always come back to their 'home' every year. So, yes, it is the little things in life that give us joy, make life more interesting and entertaining and teach us lessons every day.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Brown Pelicans

I really am ready for warmer weather so I can go back to the beach and watch the brown pelicans fly overhead. These pics were taken last summer... Oh, Spring, hurry up.  

Linking with Saturday Critters and Camera Critters

Friday, March 9, 2018

Thursday's adventure for Friday Fives

There is nothing like a good outing, after weeks of winter weather, to lift the spirits. I want to share with you what I did yesterday, along with daughter Shirley. 

I do love good food, and a new restaurant to investigate!  Brand-spanking new... on the water so great view and a yummy crab-cake sandwich, oh my. Daughter Shirley says she's posting a new post on our lunch blog soon about our adventure. I'll let you know when she has it up. 

I'd found this guy on Facebook, Jeb the Butcher and he does his own butchering, packaging, making his own bologna, sausage etc, all in a wholesome, clean way. That was our next stop. I bought sausage (fresh ground, I can't wait to taste it), a chunk of colby cheese and a container of Brunswick Stew for a friend who fell a couple days ago and was badly injured. With a dislocated shoulder, 3 broken ribs and cuts and bruises, she won't be cooking anytime soon. 

On the way home, I saw a barn that I had never seen before. Since I have participated in Tom's Barn Collective often I wanted a picture of this one for that. I will have more pictures when the Barn Collective comes up next. 

Who doesn't love a beautiful sunset. I am pretty much surrounded by trees so any I see is behind those. But, just look at that sky. Gorgeous. 

And, I ran across this quote, which I love, while I was reading a book by Joan Anderson. Just wanted to share it with you. 

Now, to link up with Willy Nilly Friday Five