Friday, March 27, 2015

Honk honk!

It's still winter here-lilacs are many weeks away from blooming.
 But robins sing and I can smell spring. I'm happy to be feeling well again after having the flu, some surgery on my left leg, and phlebitis in my right knee.
I'm walking again! Doing the 2 miler or close to it-with no leg pain! I thought it was a permanent thing, and I'd adjust to it-but thank God, I am pain free.
It's been a long hard winter.
I've learned some good life lessons in the middle of it all.
I'll never forget a sermon I heard a long time ago. It was about geese flying in a flock in the V formation. How the other geese are honking to cheer on the leader, who is making the flight a little easier for the rest of the formation. It was about not giving up.
This morning I stopped in the road to watch and listen as a big flock of geese flew over my head. The birds were flying into the wind; I could see their wings beat hard. But they were honking, "Don't give up! Keep flying! You're doing great!"
I can't think of a good way to end this post and tie it all together, except to just say-don't give up! Take each day as the gift it is, no matter what. Keep believing the best.
Honk Honk!

Monday, March 16, 2015

feeling foggy

Here is an old picture from this blog. I am so sick with the flu, foggy seems to picture how I feel. I can't wait to visit my blog friends-I miss you so much!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Late winter goings on...

 This fellow would not land on the suet feeder while I was about 10 feet from him...he kept flitting from two trees, back and forth, and giving me the dickens in wood pecker talk. Finally he gave up and flew away until I left.

This little scoundrel has made his winter warm-up home in the snow. It's fun to watch him pop up in different spots. He watched me as I took his photo from the kitchen window.

I was amazed to look up today while I was trying to photograph the wood pecker and see this bald eagle soaring overhead! What an incredible thing it is to see them. My geese were watching him too!

Monday, March 9, 2015

More old pictures from Sparrowgrass...

I made the shawl and use it still. The lavender was from my gardens.

We had a teepee skeleton...
Geese love to stand on one foot...

Spring is coming!

I love these old drawers and I still have them. They were just perfect without doing a thing to them.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Old photos from this blog...

 This was Mr. Ed, our visiting woodchuck. And below is the visiting peacock my parents had for a while.

I was longing for a bit of spring or summer... It won't be long!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring is on the way!

It's hard to believe, but spring really is in the air! I can hear it in the birds' songs, and sometimes I can smell it. This is the time I savor because I want spring to last a long, long time.

 Yesterday after church, my hubby took me out to eat, and then we went looking for frozen water to photograph. There are so many waterfalls in our area. The one above is in Montour Falls. The first one is the lower entrance to Watkins Glen State Park.
And this falls is in Hector. They are so much bigger than they appear in the photos.
Make sure you listen to the birds' songs as they change from mostly quiet winter singing, to -"Hey, I think the sun is out longer. Let's eat!"

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I have a new blog!

I decided to start a new blog. It's all about me. yes it is. I am struggling with being an artist, so I thought blogging about it would help me see things differently. The blog is called "Flying Colors," and you can visit me here.