Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fun With The Sun

It all started with Madsnapper's sunbeams and shadows post that I loved!  One afternoon I was sitting at my dining room table and I noticed the sun beaming through my water bottle.  So, I did what Madsnapper would do...started snapping madly!  The water bottle wasn't too pretty so, I decided to swap it out for this beautiful statue.  The sun is shining through one of our high living room windows.  This takes place around 4:20 p.m.  I had to wait until the next day to continue snapping.  It's amazing how quickly the sun moves.

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Favorite Pancakes

My favorite pancakes are Cracker Barrel pancakes with CB syrup.  So of course we bought some to make at home.  So, when hubby made a huge plate of pancakes Sunday morning he didn't hear any complaints from me. :)  Just before pigging out savoring every bite, I had an idea to snap a pic of the feast even though I didn't have my coffee or sausages yet.  Don't worry I didn't eat all those pancakes myself.  Hubby and son were kind enough to assist in making them disappear. :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Some Of My Flowers Fly

This beautiful Two-tailed Swallowtail showed up in my backyard yesterday.  It seemed to really enjoy my Bougainvillea.  It made me think of a flower in flight. 

This reminds me of a heart...

I love this view.

Their markings are just amazing...I so enjoyed our little visit.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Blue Jay

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Is it love???

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Visitor In The Backyard

We kept seeing this pretty bird visiting our backyard oak tree.  We took a few pics of her, which wasn't easy.  She was really high up in the tree and just cruising around it.  We thought she was a Red-Headed Woodpecker, but we did a little research and found out otherwise.  We believe she's a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker which is a different type of woodpecker.  She has made quite a pattern from all her pecking.  She's a busy little girl. THH!

This pic was taken yesterday and all others were taken today.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mama Squirrel Update

Mama Squirrel and her babies are doing great!  We finally figured out that she has three babies.  They're growing fast!  They're so much fun to watch.  Mama sits and tries to watch all three.  Her little head is turning and looking all around.  They really keep her busy!  Some of these pics may have been taken from the kitchen window so they may not be the best, but so sweet. :)

Mama and two of her babies.

Mama giving baby a bath.

Mama gave me a bath and now I give you one. :)

If I yell "Mama" she comes a runnin'!

See the heart?

I haven't got a pic of Mama and all three babies...yet.

Friday, January 13, 2012

My Squirrel Collection

Everyone knows I love animals and animals seem to love me.  I would have to say doggies and squirrels are my favorite, but I don't discriminate
when it comes to an animal in need. 
When Squirrelqueen (Judy) became my first member on my blog, I was first excited to have a member and then I was tickled that she went by the name Squirrelqueen since I love squirrels. 
I have a small collection of squirrels that I want to share with you all.  Things with animals, flowers, hearts and the word "love" tend to catch my eye. 

My mom found this for me at a thrift store.  It has such great detail!

A good friend of mine gave me the large squirrel for my birthday. 
It's about 11" tall.  The little squirrel is about 2" tall.

Cute picture holder, even cuter with my son's pic. :)
I can't help my self - he's my only baby without fur. ha ha!

I found this adorable ceramic bowl with lid at a thrift store.
This is one of my favorites.

This is a flower pot my son painted for me when he was about 4 yrs old.
I just keep adding cute little squirrels to it that he gives me.

This is an acorn candle.

Isn't that cute!?

This little guy holds food to share with his squirrel buddies.
It doesn't stay full for long. :)

I found this years ago.  It's in my rocks along the walkway
to our frontdoor. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

All Around Wonderful Award

Michelle from http://aabeautiful.blogspot.com/ gave me this lovely award.  Michelle always has beautiful thoughts to share on her blogs.  Her uplifting and kind words will put a smile on your face.  Please stop her blogs and say hi.  Her other blog is http://thepeacockgal.blogspot.com/She's here in Florida with Sandra (MadSnapper) and I. :)


1. Follow this blog - reason: to keep updated with WONDERFUL finds to share
2. Pass the award to 3 other blogs, then please leave a comment here of the names of the blogs you picked to share.
3. And last but not least... link the award back to this blog

***There ARE other WONDERFUL blogs out there that choose not to display awards.

Here's three wonderful blogs that I chose for this award:

Theresa at TexWisGirl has beautiful photos of her ranch life, four legged children to share and she's quite the artist.

Sandie at Chattycrone is a christian gal with a little of this a lot of that and always gives you something to think about.

Ann at annssnapeditscrap is mother to Duke, he's so cute, and she is so creative and crafty!

Cheryl at thefarmersdaughter2 shares delicious photos of her road trips and the country side of Missouri.

I very much enjoy all the blogs that I follow here in blogland.  I'm finding blogland is good for my  soul.  And I hope I that I help some hearts smile.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Time To Relax

Wednesday night was another chilly night here in Florida. yayyy!  We decided to enjoy another fire and a good book.  Each of us received a book as a gift for Christmas.  My uncle gave hubby and I books.  Mine is "Willpower" and his is "Outliers".  Hubby and I gave Kyle the "HEMI" book.  I think this was his favorite gift! 
So, the three of us relaxed by the fire and did a little reading.  Funny thing, hubby and son ended up sharing the "HEMI" book...guys and cars! (who would have guessed it) haha!  Whatever it takes to have time with the teenager. :)

The reflection in the glass coffee table came out pretty.

Some good reading...

Fires really help me relax.  How about you?

Hope everyone is having a wonderful first week of 2012!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tonight's Plan.

Today in Orlando the high was 47 degrees!  And the sun was shining all day!  It doesn't get much better than this. 
Tonight's plan is a fire, game of Rook and one of my favorite chocolate candies, Ferrero Rocher.  Well, two out of three isn't bad.  LOL HaHa TeeHee!

These chocolates with hazelnuts are so yummy, that's why they're already gone!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year Friends!

A brand new year 2012 is here,
Open your heart and be of good cheer.
A year full of promise and good things to come.
In your list of resolutions, let good deeds be one.
Help one another and give of your love,
for that will be pleasing to the Father above.
~Author Unknown~

Happy 2012 to all my friends in blog land!