Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

Spring is springing along here.  It has been for awhile now.  A couple days ago, after I dropped the kids off at the bus stop in the morning, I took a stroll through my garden.  The azalea bush is right next to my garden, and was literally buzzing with the sound of bees.  There were quite a few bees, all busy working the the flowers. They were far too busy to even notice me, and I was able to get nice and close. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012

This was part of our Presidents Day.  Another part included a large burn pile.  Then some homemade soup and cookies. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

Photo Challenge Submission 

This is my entry for i heart faces, category: Hugs and Kisses 
No baby kisses, or newlyweds, just a girl who loves her horse. 

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Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17, 2012

Look what was sitting on top of the trampoline this afternoon.  From the looks of him, he is very well fed.  I don't know why he is standing on one leg. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 8, 2012

Robins are a sure sign of spring.

Yesterday afternoon as I got home from some errands, I was greeted with my backyard filled with birds. The first thing I noticed when I got out of my car was how loud it was. Chirping! It reminded me of being in the bird rookery when all the hatchlings and fledglings are making loud demands for food to their parents. I definitely heard the robins before I saw them.

Our backyard backs into what my kids call "the forest", and that is kind of what it is. There is no development around us, just pasture on three sides and trees on the fourth. We have one tree in our yard that the birds were stripping it clean of berries.

The birds were everywhere; on the ground, in all the branches and flying in and out and through the yard. They hang out in groups. If one bird leaves, they all leave. Then they all come back at once. I couldn't count them, but I'm guessing at least 50 in the area of tree with berries and easily that more in the surrounding trees at the edge of the yard. Like I said, it was loud. I sat on the steps of the deck and listened and watched.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7, 2012

Fish for dinner. Yum!

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012

More riding pictures:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 2, 2012