Sunday, February 28, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Our pair of beautiful Northern flickers are constant visitors. Several years ago I noticed them on the ground in the back garden. They had a youngster and the father was apparently training it on how to find and eat insects, ants and beetles being their favorite food, while the mother watched from the fence. They are the only woodpecker to regularly feed on the ground.
I fell in love with these spotted and striped woodpeckers that morning!
Sunday, February 21, 2021
My station photos were taken in May 2019, actually the last trip home as we've been unable to get back since the pandemic hit. Sadly, last year's trip was canceled, and although we are lined up to go this spring, it's looking doubtful with quarantine issues etc.
That lovely sunny day in May we traveled by train to Cornwall to meet up with longtime blog friend Barbara (also known as Elizabethd at Small Moments). We had the most fun time with her, she is a special lady in many ways.
"A little girl curls up on the train seat at the end of a seaside holiday,
clutching her bucket and spade, her comics and a rag doll."
PICTURE POST cover - 1946 (Haywood Magee)
It took a lot of research to find the original photo used on the card.
Note there are railway workers outside the window,
and the caption is 'The End of the Holiday.'
I recall the plush velvet upholstery. Overhead there would have
been a netting 'shelf' to put baggage, and the ticket taker would
come round with a friendly smile. Those were the days of
the wonderful steam trains.
Sitting here this morning I had a wonderful surprise outside the window.
One of those 'being in the right place at the right time' moments.
A true gift!
I will share with you later in the week. . . . . . and yes, it's all about
'the birds' again, of course!
Stay safe - well - and warm.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Weather all across the board. . . . rain, fog, sunshine, ice, more rain and cold temperatures. The painless needle in my arm came back to haunt me in the dark night when Covid #2 vaccine played havoc, fever, chills and the run over by a bus sensation. Don't let my personal reaction put you off though, get the vaccine, and the good feeling later that you are much safer and will be ready to stretch your wings and take flight again soon.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
~ Northern cardinals ~