Monday, November 29, 2010

The Confused Bluebird!

No're not a Martin...but it's ok, you're welcome to stay!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Creeper Camo

When I opened the door yesterday to check on the Nuthatches and Titmice at the feeder I noticed something a little different climbing up one of the trees.
A little camouflaged Brown Creeper!

They are not the easiest birds to spot but sure are special to find since they are not as common as many other birds in my woods.
They also don't hold very still so these photos are the best I could get.  They are however, much better than the ones I got last year at this time of this little Brown feller.
When I turned around I noticed something not so camouflaged.

One of my two beautiful Camellias is beginning to bloom.

When I turned around again, I saw other non-camo garden beauties.
This little Harvestman was doing his best not to be seen...

...but not these Salvia. (I'm pretty sure they are Salvia but if I'm wrong please feel free to let me know).
The Redbud seed pods stand out a little bit.
And this Dogwood is hanging on til the bitter end!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SNOW Bunting in Alabama!!!!

The news was out and Morgan and I decided to take the 15 minute trip...(ok we were on the way to my mom's anyway) to see the Snow Bunting that had landed in Guntersville!

Well, there were a few people there and I wanted to use my good birding etiquette so I didn't get too close to the bird and my view was obscured because of the extremely low profile of this hungry little bunting! He spent all his time munching on grass seeds.
If you will notice the view this little feller chose is a pretty good one so I'm thinking it's a pretty smart Bunting...good views....great weather!!
Who could ask for more!!

(I'm just hoping he won't be bringing any snow with him!!! PLEASE!!!)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


The front garden is covered in leaves and looking drab. It's been a while since the vibrant colors of Spring.

I built this rustic bench out of materials left here from the previous owners.
I just love a matter of fact there is enough material to make 5 or 6 more!

And this is one of my finds at the Antique Shop I found the other day.
I thought it would make a fine planter and I paid a whopping $4.00 for it!
As soon as my mom saw it, she said..."oh that's a coal hod! We had them when we were kids."

Monday, November 22, 2010


 My friend Katie and took a little trip down the road and checked out two antique shops not far from home. I just love old things and thought I'd share a couple pictures. The photos below are for my friend Kerry.
Kerry takes the best old bike photos I've ever seen!

 I chose this photo after taking 3 or 4 because the as the train was passing by, without noticing, the car here nearly matches the bike! NICE!!!

I LOVE old chairs!!
 But alas my wallet could not support bringing home any this day.
I did find a couple affordable items and I guess that'll make for another post!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Right Out my Door at the End of the Day

I just wanted to try to get this color that is in my yard today.
I used the timer and set the camera down. The only thing I did with this photo was downsize!!
F/4, 1/3 sec. ISO 400

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Band Break

I have to let all my friends know what I've been doing lately.

I've been a Band Mom.

It's been FUN!

Morgan has been having the best time in the world!
The season is over and I'm putting together a little movie for the band.
The 2010 DAR Marching Patriots!
Way to go!!!!