Monday, May 16, 2011

Get This!!!

Okay, get this! 

See this picture below? 

Peaceful - Calm  
gulp

Thanks to my friend Shelia at Note Songs, she told me I should post about it-
It was good therapy. 

When you leave here,  head over and see Shelia, she's a sweetie.
http://notesongs.blogspot.com/



 

Well, yesterday morning I went out to water my flowers and I found out that those old blasted black birds have taken up residence in several of our large palms and there was poop everywhere! Yes, Mr. Notes wanted to feed the wild and beautiful birds- all we got were the stinkin' black ones that are a menace! They don't even sit still long enough to get a photograph, oh no, they just eat and run. So, thank goodness we only filled the feeder one time, Mr. Notes is so sorry he had the idea to start feeding them and for all the mess they made and continue to make. Soon, I'm sure the black birds will find out there's not anymore food and I hope they find another home! I squirted them with the hose, now that was clever, I am sure the loved the shower! I feel like getting my trusty blower out there at them, that will give them a blast off! Now, I love birds, but these are full of poop, a BB shooter crossed my mine too. Poop everywhere, on all of our outdoor furniture, all over the area around the pool, name it, it's was there and continues. They even pooped on my pretty flowers! Have they no regard for beauty? I read that I need to get to Home Depot and get a plastic owl, they are afraid of them, humm. Will see. 

Anyhow, so you know, their white poop dries like paint!

I'm fuming and irritated, off to scrub off more poop-they were back this morning-  how rude, they eat elsewhere and poop here!
What nerve-

Have a great day, hope you don't have to scrub off bird poop!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

My New Friend

I love birds and I think Woodpeckers are simply such impressive little birds.

I was so excited when this little woodpecker showed up a couple of weekends ago at our front window, just knocking away. I truly thought someone was knocking at our door! My little friend keeps coming back! I'm thrilled that he's gets up so close and personal, I'm able to get some great photographs, well, I think they are great!

I felt particularly lucky to photograph more of my friend, this past weekend! I won't show you all of them, you would be here way too long!

This first three photographs was taking seconds after he started knocking!




I got right up to the window and looked straight at him~ It was so exciting!
 

Then he got wind that he was being photographed! But stayed around for more, little buddy loved being the star!


Look, he's posing!
 I just think he is beautiful!

 Was shocked how he can just hold on!

 Beautiful pose~

 Saw me!
 Another pose...what a cutie to make me so happy!

 He was back yesterday!! I'm loving my new friend!

Anyhow, he's my little buddy!

 A bit of trivia for you!



Did you know?

That woodpecker's strong, pointed beak acts as both a chisel and a crowbar to remove bark and find hiding insects? It has a very long tongue, up to four inches in some species - with a glue-like substance on the tip for catching insects.

Did You Know?

Woodpeckers have bristle-like feathers over their nostrils help to keep wood particles from being inhaled?

Did you know?

While most birds have one toe pointing back and three pointing forward on each foot, woodpeckers have two sharply clawed toes pointing in each direction to help them grasp the sides of trees and balance while they hammer - this formation is called zygodactal feet.

Did you know?

Woodpeckers have bristle-like feathers over their nostrils help to keep wood particles from being inhaled.

Did you know?

# Between feeding, excavating nest cavities and drumming, woodpeckers can peck up to 20 times per second, or a total of 8,000-12,000 pecks per day.

Did you know?


Woodpeckers don't get headaches from pecking. They have reinforced skulls structured to spread the impact force, and their brains are tightly cushioned and protected.

Did you know?

Most woodpeckers have a distinct undulating flight consisting of a few rapid wing beats followed by a quick glide when the wings are tucked against the body rather than spread like many other birds.

Did you know?

The average life span of a wild woodpecker can last from 4-11 years, depending on the species.

Did you know?

The most well known woodpecker is the fictional Woody Woodpecker, created by artist Ben "Bugs" Hardaway in 1940. Despite his popularity, however, Woody Woodpecker is not a distinct woodpecker species


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Can you see my buddy?

I'll be back with more, drop back in sometime if you wish to see more of my buddy! 
I so hope he comes back to see me~


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day
Mom!

So many memories~
 So much joy~
So much love~



You have so many that love you dearly!
Hope your day is as special as you are~
I love you,
Nancy


You three light up my life, thank you for making me the proudest mom in the whole wide world!



Happy Mother's Day Cari, Jen and Holly!
I'm blessed to have the sweetest and best family ever, thank you for making me the happiest Nana ever! 


 All my love,
Mom
xo