Thursday, March 31, 2011

Grackle on Fountain

So I just took this photo of a grackle on our fountain so I could enter it in Jillsy Girl's Tweeter board.  You should check out her blog.  She has such nice photography and fun things to participate in.  It made me go out and watch my fountain for half an hour which I wouldn't have done otherwise.  Thanks Jill!

I know most people (especially birders) don't like grackles.  But just look at the beautiful iridescence on the head and neck and how the yellow eye stands out against the dark bluish purple. This one enjoyed quite a nice long bath on the fountain.     

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Bloodroot flowers are one of my favorite signs of spring.  I am delighted every year when I see their white flowers and leafy arms wrapped around them like a warm winter coat.  (Click on images to get a closer look at their "veiny" coats) 

I couldn't resist snapping a photo of the family of three below.
And this little guy below would not be deterred by the rotting contorted filbert log that fell on him.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fish Soup Tureen

The other day I needed the plate stand behind my oval platter so I put the platter down on the dining room table.  Then I realized, "OMG!  The oval platter fits perfectly on my tablecloth!"  And then I spied my fish soup tureen sitting on top of the buffet and I got chills down my spine. It dawned on me that my chubby fish friend with his beautiful ceramic curves would fit perfectly on the oval platter!  I just love it when you are not even trying and things fall in to place.
And just look how incredible the spoon is!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Squid Fabric!

When I found out that the theme of Spoonflower's fabric contest this week was squid I had to enter.  What a great subject!  You can see all the beautiful squid fabrics and vote by clicking here.  Have a squidtastic day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


OK, I know they're not native, but I do love snowdrops! Look at the way their beautiful, tripod heads hang down from their pedicels - amazing grace!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Crocus are here!

This winter has been long and cold so you can imagine how excited I was to see these beauties popping up in my front yard.  The people who lived in our house before us planted crocus bulbs all over our front yard...and not just in the beds, but everywhere!  They are always a welcome sign that spring is on the way!