Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Bird

I had a wonderful present on Christmas Day, a female Yellow- Bellied Sapsucker stopped in for a visit! How cool!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day

I hope everyone is enjoying time well spent with family and friends this season.

Big hugs and kisses to all.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Kentucky Wonder

We grew the Kentucky Wonder pole beans for the first time this year, and out of all the varieties, I like this one the best. It grows good in the containers and the beans taste great raw or cooked.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Our Christmas Tree

Our newest addition, Thanks Girls!

I've enjoyed seeing my friends Christmas trees here in Bloggerland, so I thought I'd put ours up too. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, stay safe out there, it's a little crazy.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Climbing Aster

My Climbing Aster started blooming about a week and a half ago. And what a sight to see! Not only does it flower like crazy, attracting all kinds of little pollinators, Asters are also a host plant for the Pearl Crescent and American Painted Lady caterpillars. A very cool plant, I think it might be my new favorite.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oven Mitts

I've been having such a good time making oven mitts with this pattern from over at Skip to my Lou. It's a fairly simple project that you can complete in a couple hours (not that I did, cause I'm easily distracted by the comings and goings of the critters in the backyard). They make great Christmas gifts or you could make some for yourself to enjoy. I'm thinking a couple for myself would be nice since mine have seen better days.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cotton needs a home! Please Help!

I'm sad to say, Cotton, our White Crested Black Polish, has started crowing and we can't keep him since we live in the city. If anyone is interested, just leave me a comment.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Beauty of Wood Storks

Last Saturday, while we were out running errands, it seemed like everywhere we went there were great birding opportunities. Don't you just love that? Now, if you ever met me in real life you would know that there's not much in the natural world that I don't go crazy over (except roaches, they make me flap my arms, run around in circles, and scream like a girl!) but Wood Storks are definitely a great love of mine. In the evenings we'll see them flying over and my heart just sings when I see them, their undersides painted with the golden colors of the setting sun. It's in those moments that I forget my daily struggles with Dystrophy and I just feel blessed to be alive, enjoying the great beauties of our wonderful planet.

And speaking of great beauties, eight years ago today we did the happy dance in the bathroom with a positive pregnancy test. :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Growing good in the garden

We had rain! Woohoo!

Broccoli/Cauliflower? I really need to label my seed trays.

Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach

I love the color and texture of the Ragged Jack Kale

Beautiful, perfect Cabbage

Bok Choy, does anyone have any good suggestions on cooking?

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Who needs Photoshop!?!

You just gotta love Florida sunsets, it seemed like the entire sky was on fire. Lucky for me, I grabbed my camera on my way out and got some pictures of it.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tote Bags

I found this tutorial from Colorfool a couple months ago. It's a simple project and the end result is just plain cute. I thought I'd gift them to the little girls in our family for Christmas (Elizabeth has already claimed the green one). The totes are roomy enough that they can take them to the library or use them to carry their special treasures in.