Category Archives: Days at Home

Majestic Monday

The most often used word to describe eagles would likely be ‘majestic’. (For those of you who saw my Facebook post about the eagle in our yard, please read on: there are new photos in this post.)

Last Wednesday evening, Motor Man and I were sitting at our kitchen table, having dinner. Something outside the window caught our attention, and we soon realized we had visitors in a nearby tree.

At first, there were two: one on the branch above this one, but that one didn’t stay but a few minutes.

Knowing he would fly away should I open the door, I took pictures from the kitchen window. I soon discovered that an upstairs window provided  a better opportunity. (I wonder if his ‘eagle eye’ spotted me?)

I took lots of pictures, and can’t decide on a favorite.

Then I decided to venture outside to try to get a better shot. I was doing okay until I stepped on a twig, and off he went.

Yesterday afternoon, Motor Man and I arrived home, and he glanced out our kitchen window. He whispered: “Look at that!  Get the camera!”.

We were happy to see him back in our  yard, and hope that’s a sign of things to come.

But, almost immediately, we wondered if he may be injured.  I opened our back door and, intentionally, wasn’t quiet about it.  He quickly put our minds at ease. (Later, I researched and learned that eagles DO “sit” on the ground, apparently for long periods of time.)

I apologize for disturbing you, our majestic friend.  Please visit again soon, and stay as long as you like.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

Better Than A Hallmark

Motor Man gave me my Valentine card a couple of days early this year.

I think he covered just about everything: our kitties, Valentine’s roses, the ducks that I feed on a daily basis, “my” horses, the two of us in a convertible (?): he says that’s us at the beach, and us with heart-shaped balloons. By the way, his nickname is “JR”, and his nickname for me has been “DB” for over 40 years.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Motor Man, and thank you for my very special one-of-a-kind-card. I’d say you know me well.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

Happy Birthday To My Motor Man

Today is special in many ways: a new month, a new year, a new decade…

And, it’s my Motor Man’s birthday.

So, from your Gyp-Gyp:

Your Sundae girl:

Your stepson, Marshall:

And me, your Mrs. Motor Man:

We wish you a VERY Happy Birthday.

Let’s celebrate!

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas

Motor Man and I have been celebrating the holidays for a few weeks now.

At Bacon’s Castle with Mr. and Mrs. Claus:

In Indy with Penny, the carriage horse:

At a nearby farm during their “winter wonderland” (sans snow) event with Bonnie & Clyde, the miniature horses.

And, outside our shop by the photogenic holly tree:

We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

Thankful

Squeezed in between Halloween and the full-out Christmas season is  Thanksgiving.

There are several memes right now on Facebook relating to being thankful. Some remind us to pay a kindness forward, others challenge us to post that for which we’re thankful, still others give us a different task to perform daily to help us remember to be grateful.

And they’re all good reminders.

Growing up in church taught me to be thankful with every prayer I pray. I know I fall short of thanking the Lord for all the many blessings He provides for me.

But I do try.

One of the things I’m most thankful for every day is my family.

On this Thanksgiving eve, I thought I’d invite you, my readers, to comment on this post and share one blessing (or more) that you’re thankful for in your life.

~These Days Of Mine~

Wild “Woody “Wednesday

Although our bird feeders have been filled with seed, I’ve seen very few birds recently.

Yesterday morning, as I passed by the kitchen window, I saw something I don’t recall ever seeing before.

When I went for my camera, he was gone, but soon returned.

I love his tiny claws hanging on to the edge. It’s nice to see that he’s sharing the feeder with a little friend.

I just always thought woodpeckers got their nourishment from boring into tree trunks. Interestingly, I assumed this to be a red-headed woodpecker, but upon research, learned that it’s a red-bellied woodpecker.

You’re welcome any time, my handsome feathered friend.

And thanks again to my longtime HUMAN friend, Shirley, for the gift of the beautiful bird feeder. The birds are certainly enjoying it.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

With Thanks

The following quote seems appropriate today as we honor our veterans.

“For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do, so we can safely do what we’re free to do.” 

(Unknown)

~These Days Of Mine~