Oh my gosh! Tonight I almost just said, “Nothing to write about folks – see you on Monday.”
It has been a really, really, really busy week. Bear and I worked in Albany on Tuesday, and we’re working again on Friday. Dawn and I spent all of today in Warner Robins, GA Christmas shopping, and I am beat . . . and, I’m still not done.
But one day this week, in between doing online shopping and starting my Christmas gift-wrapping duties, I went outside and took a few pics. Nothing to get excited about – well, maybe one is excitement worthy – but it was just such a beautiful, sunny, 70-degree day I wanted to get out and enjoy it.
It's always fun to walk around the yard - when all the leaves have hit the ground - and find where the birds hid their nests during the summer. This one is in a little tree just on the other side of our fence. From its totally random and disheveled appearance, I'd guess it belonged to Georgia's state bird, the Brown Thrasher. How eggs ever survive long enough to hatch in the nests they build is beyond me - but they do!
From a bird bungalow to a squirrel penthouse. Do you think those squirrels could have picked a little less scary spot to build that nest than the highest branch in that big tree!
Standing underneath and shooting up to the nest made it even scarier! I can't imagine what it must have been like up there during one of our famous Georgia summer thunderstorms!
I wonder how far south birds fly before they think they gone far enough.
Bear - "pointing" out where he left the last tennis ball I threw for him.
One more nest - squirrels again. They had to jump from that first tree into the one where they built the nest. I wonder if squirrels can swim. I love this old cypress tree.
Tons of buds on all our camellia bushes. I''d guess they will be in full bloom by Christmas!
I sat down on the deck steps to try and photograph the birds at the feeder - Maddie made herself at home on my knees.
I bought this piece of stained glass on Mackinac the first year we were there. It usually hangs in a guest bedroom window, but I brought it out to the sunporch this week. I like it being where I can see it during the day, and it fits our lake house perfectly.
This is the photo I was excited about.
Other Random Shots from This Week
Bear on our Christmas rug.
I LOVE this! This is my Mackinac friend Mary's cat, Sophie. Sophie always jumps on Mary's keyboard when she turns on the computer. I think she's wondering, "What kind of cat would hold still for THAT ridiculous photo!"
One of the three little trees we put up this year. This one on the sun porch is always my favorite. I love how the glass multiplies it into three trees!
Bear in Ted's cap - with ball.
Maddie in Ted's cap - with look of disgust.
When I dropped Dawn off earlier this evening, the timer had just switched on their Christmas lights. Beautiful!
That’s all I have for now. . . . see you back here on Monday. Have a great weekend, and God bless.