Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mother Nature's Encore

Last night around 10:45, I heard a minute or so of rumbling and loud crashing.  I got my floodlight and went into the backyard, and yep......a large tree in my neighbor's yard had broken.  It fell from his side on our mutual fence and landed in my backyard.  When I look through the fence, I can't see any of his backyard.  Huge tree trunk is nearly horizontal, and branches are everywhere. The section of the tree where Mr./Mrs. Hoots sit is still there, but it's out in the open more than it was before, so I am not sure if the owls will still consider my backyard their summer home.

A gentle reminder that yesterday was Earth Day, ya'll.

Even in the demise of nature, there is beauty

Monday, April 22, 2013

2013 Earth Day

I made a tiny terrarium today in honor of Earth Day.  It turned out great:

If you want to make your own, you can follow the steps here Mini Terrariums



Friday, April 19, 2013

Disbelief #Boston Marathon Bombing

I'm so sad right now, so angry, so disappointed, so disheartened.  No matter what a person's political affiliation, religion, skin color, or gender, this event is shedding light on more than one problem that needs to be addressed in this country.  So many people have been affected by tragedy this year, and every time another incident happens, I feel more sadness and more anger.  And then my next thought is, there but for the Grace of God, go we.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pinterest Influence

I've been spending so much [unemployment] time "pinning" things..... and the influence of Pinterest has set in.

It's a great idea, really.  Empty hangers in the closet?  Yet another of my peeves.  So I'm loving the spring rod that holds those little beasts in one place and it's right by the washer & dryer.  Score!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I wonder if NatGeo is hiring?

All these were taken thru my back window using my zoom lens.  The 2nd shot looks like a turkey a little bit, but it's the owl.  I love the sun worship shots--you'll know them when you see them.

Ground landing

Heart-shaped face

Love the fluffy feathers

Photos taken March 16, 2013