Today, in 2007, I became a blogger and it changed my life! It made me see more clearly the corners and colors of the world close-up, often through a lens.......and gave me the wonderful chance to write down my thoughts. . . . . . . and get to know you. Thank you for always stopping by to encourage me to keep blogging. I love to read your generous comments and, when possible, meet you in the real world. Knowing each one of you, and being gifted with your friendship, whether in person or online, has been a very special part of my life which I will always treasure. This year I will be traveling again, perhaps not to such as exotic faraway locations as before, but I still hope to bring you stories and images from some special places. Hope so much you'll continue to come along with me.
Monday, February 27, 2023
Sixteen Years of Blogging!
Thursday, February 23, 2023
We're having a heatwave!
Cut the first little bunch of flowers from my garden yesterday - it really is looking
Living in North Carolina we are not having the winter weather conditions currently keeping much of the USA under wraps right now! We are at the opposite end of the spectrum, no chill, no snow or ice, no way below freezing temperatures. . . . . . . and are experiencing a most likely record breaking spell of hot weather. February rarely hits 80F and higher days as it has done this week. Nights staying so warm that leaving the windows open, or even turning on the air conditioning as we did last night, was the only way to cool off and get some comfortable sleep . . . . . . . . plus hunting for a pair of summer-weight PJ's and kicking off the duvet!!!
Stay warm and safe if you are dealing with severe weather conditions now and through the weekend . . . . . . and of course we have cooler weather returning soon!
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Late Winter Walks and Nature's Gifts -
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time for gardening. . . . . and chocolate!
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
St. Valentine's Day 2023
Monday, February 13, 2023
February Rain and Garden Birds -
The rain pelted down most of yesterday. The birds came nonstop to feed and then find sheltering places to dry off - on the front porch, under the eaves of the potting shed etc.
There were a lot of Eastern bluebirds whom we haven't seen during the winter but always welcome back. Others were the usual suspects including Blue jays, Carolina wrens, Cardinals, finches, sparrows and of course the woodpeckers.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Fading beauty -
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Fashion forward thinking . . . . . . . . . .
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Carolina wren on front porch seed bell.