Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Take time to see what is around you whether it is outside in your yard or while you are driving. Just the other day I saw a new foal just after it was born, on my way to work. That made my day & now I look for it every day when I pass by.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Every couple of weeks or so, I walk the property looking for anything I can see to take a picture of. There is always something if you just look.


From our Arkansas home.Goldfinch
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Painted Bunting
Red Bellied Woodpecker

Friday, September 23, 2011


Springtime brings some beautifully colored birds to Arkansas. Now that we are in our new place, we have seen birds we have never seen before. Maybe due to the close proximity of woods & a creek. We have many ponds in the state & quite a few nearby along with a large lake just a few miles away.Blue Grosbeak.Goldfinch.Indigo Bunting. Indigo with his pal Northern Cardinal. Painted Bunting.
I have more that I will load at another time. Hummingbirds, Bluebirds, Tufted Titmouse, too many to list. Summer saw a slow down in sightings but now that Autumn is here, I expect to see more.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Late Post for EASTER

We had a very nice Easter with the family gathering, picnic & egg hunt. The Eastr Bunny brought lots of goodies...
Now, I am on a bird watching kick...I have about a gazillion pictures. Next post to come will be of birds from my new yard.

Monday, April 18, 2011


We've all heard the old saying "Mind Over Matter". It should be more like "Mind Over Mind" or better yet, "No Mind Over Mind". When you finally realize how your mind plays games with you, how it controls you and everything you do and every decision you make, it is no wonder we can have any rational thinking at all. It is JUST your mind telling you, trying to trick you, making you have bad or repetitive thoughts. Your mind trying to control and take over all your thought processes. Take time every day to step back say, "I'm not going to listen to it right now", "I don't have time for this today", "Get out of my head and let me be at peace". Let me rest my brain and enjoy life, "IN THIS MOMENT". Hence another old saying "Take time to smell the roses". Time to close my eyes & smile & to hear the wind & to feel the sun on my face.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Central Arkansas 2nd Snow

It is fairly unusual for central Arkansas to get 2 significant snowfalls in the same season. It flurried Wednesday, Thursday and this morning, then starting really snowing about 9am, coming down pretty heavy at times. We've also had quite a bit of sleet mixed with the snow. We might end of getting several inches. I'm just thankful my hubby got home okay. He was stuck in Chicago O'Hare airport for 13 hours last night after all flights to Little Rock were cancelled. He finally got home around 10:00 this morning. Word of advise: companies should never schedule seminars up north in winter, especially when a blizzard is predicted!!! HEL-LO! And a quick note...for anyone who watched American Idol last night...Us Arkansans were even appalled at the "person" representing us. If you saw him, you know what I am talking about, if you didn't see it...thank goodness!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bluebirds Love First Snow

Our first snow came 1/09/11. We got about 6-7 inches, which is a lot for us here in central Arkansas. Even more unusual was, it stayed around for a week due to continuing temperatures below freezing. The bluebirds were like kids (from the old days)flying around like they were playing chase & hide-an-seek. Odd, because I didn't see any kids out playing!??? I guess they would rather be in their warm & snug houses playing on their PS2's and what-not. I had a blast watching those little bluebirds. They were all, fat & happy. I had never seen so many at one time, they were all out there fluttering around, ruffling their feathers & cheeping. That made my day!Playing Hide-&-Seek

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Look close, do you see the secret ingredient??...Do you see it?? Black-eyed Peas?! Yes, that's right...
Sometimes I wonder if eating black-eyed peas on New Year's day is good luck or not. Every year I think maybe I won't eat them, just to see what happens but every year I decide not to take a chance. I mean, why would you want to test the Good Luck Gods? I like peas & eat them on a regular basis so, why not just continue to put them on the menu January 1st every year. So, this year instead of second guessing whether or not to eat them, I decided to use them in a different way. My hubby wanted me to make pizza so I just added mine to my pie. Boy! That was a good decision. It was "de-lish" as my grandmother used to say!!