Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wonderful Waxwings

I had a wonderful treat the other morning on the way to water aerobics.  There are mature holly trees lining a walkway to the recreation center and there are other trees in the lawn that are now budding.  I heard the high pitched squeaks and chirps immediately.  I looked up and there in the trees was a flock of probably 75 Cedar Waxwings.  A friend and I stood there admiring them for a while before going on to the pool. 

When I was leaving, I heard an even greater chirping uproar and discovered that the flock had grown exponentially and there were HUNDREDS of waxwings in those trees.  I watched, just mesmerized, wishing I had my camera.  Then I thought, what the heck, I'll go home and get it and maybe they'll still be here when I return.  Home to change clothes and grab the camera and run back. I lively only a couple of miles from the rec center, so it doesn't take long. 
Cedar Waxwings 
There was no way to begin to capture all the birds in the trees and flying around. 

I've never seen a flock like this and will be lucky to ever see it again. Waxwings winter here in the south in small flocks but migrate northward for nesting and disperse throughout the countryside. 

Hubby and I noted our seventeenth wedding anniversary this week. No great celebration but amazement as to where the time has gone. It's also time to figure out where our summer travels will take us.  Such a dilemma!  

Y'all take care. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sneak Peek

Where does the time go?  Seems like its only a blink and another week or month has gone by. 

Winter is hanging on here.  We are expecting temps well below freezing tonight, so I'll be hauling the plants inside a bit later today. I'm letting them enjoy the sunshine for now.  And it is wonderful to have sunshine at last.  We've had lots of dreary, gray skies this winter. 

I'm finally back to my quilting.  I'm working on a Double Slice Layer Cake pattern making a new coverlet for the bed in our RV.  It won't be finished before our next trip, though. 

It's always interesting to see your own home through the lens of a camera.  At least it is for me.    I wander around the house thinking how I want to change this, or move that and pictures seem to be the best points of reference. 

Y'all take care.