Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wow this is taking FOREVER!! HELLO!!!!!!

Well Hello everyone! I've missed you all so much! Finally we got the DSL issue resolved and should be back to on-line fun.
We just got our big moving truck yesterday and it will be a couple days before we get our help to unload it so that will be a big job and there is a lot to do.
I'm loving my new home...well...not so much the scorpions we've had to deal with but that's life on a mountain. The bug man was here yesterday and hopefully that will be all a memory...famous last words for sure!
The birds are amazing. The trees are fantastic! The gardens superb!
I'm still very busy getting things together here so will be slow in posting but I'm hoping I'll have some fun things to share as they come about.
Bear with me and I hope to be able to catch up on my buddy blogs quickly.
It's so great to be back!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Moving Day

Well gang there's a chance we will be without Internet for a few days so if you don't hear from me, we will be up there... with these... and those...and more of these.
Type to you soon!

This one was easy!

How can I resist a morning shot of the Saturn V, the moon and Venus!
Thanks to my dear hubby for letting me know they were out there while on his way to work!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Please Forgive Me!

I am so sorry about taking so long to post and this just isn't the post I want to create, we are busy and things are a bit overwhelming lately! We saw the house yesterday, the first time for me and I fell in love!
We drove up the driveway.The gardens were so beautiful! I think it is my dream garden and house!I have a Japanese Maple!!!!!!!!! Daisy Lu approves!
I will fill you in more soon.
We don't move in until Friday late afternoon and we will be swamped with work. I just cant wait to take you all on a tour.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Apartment Life

Well we're in this apartment for the next few days until we close on our house. It's amazing because we are in the heart of the city...I guess...there is a train that runs behind the complex, helicopters going over head all day and all the sounds of city life around us. But the nature is still amazing. There are beautiful trees with new fresh leaves all around us... ...and a view of a space ship from the back yard! I so wanted to get both flags open in the shot but it was not to be done. Close but no cigar! These beautiful oaks just bring a smile to my face!I sure wish I knew the name of this tree. Some kind of Fir? This culvert is just full of life and last night it was flowing after the tornado sirens ceased blowing!
Tomorrow is a new adventure and I get to go see the house for the first time!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Road Trip...Life Move...

We loaded up the truck.Said our good-byes to the guineas. Grabbed the beasts. Enjoyed the views. That's my husband in our trailer ahead of me. It was fun for me to draft, and I saved a bunch of gas...but it didn't help him any so I backed off a bit!!Stayed a night...listened to Mockingbirds...laughed a bunch. Watched the temperature soar!!!!! (it's under my gas gauge).
DON'T LOOK AT THE DUST AND DOG HAIR!!!!! Got to Huntsville as saw a Saturn V Rocket!
We're still busy getting settled in. Tuesday we go see the house and hopefully will close on Friday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Looks Like the House Will Be Ours!

Thanks for all the well wishes!! We're almost done packing and will be leaving in the morning! See you on the other side!What a tree!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Last nights sunset. I have lived on this property for just over 20 years.
Most of my Blogger friends know that I have been blessed with some of the most beautiful sunrises and sets, but you can only imagine just how many and just how beautiful they have been.
I've lived here with this full blown sky, in this treeless yard, and have been able to witness so many wonders, from a spectacular Aurora Borealis that took up a 270 degree chunk of my sky and made it an undulating show of color and forms, to an A-10 "Warthog" flying slow and low in a display of strength and pride. I am not sad that I am leaving this beautiful place. I'm feeling blessed that I have been able to enjoy a piece of heaven for a good part of my life.
Now I'm ready to find a new place to explore. To find the joys that this new home will bestow upon me.
Two more days of packing ahead. We've had a little glitch with the new home in Alabama but with a bit of luck and a few prayers we will be moving in by the end of next week.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Old Oak Tree

I love this old Oak tree. It's my favorite tree on my property. Thought I'd take a few last pictures before we leave.
Our last day here is Thursday.
We leave early Friday for our new adventure.

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Note to my Blogger Friends...

Jenny Wren from "Wren's Nature Notebook" wanted me to let you know......that her computer is in the shop for repair!!!!!!
NO!!! Jenny I hope you get it fixed quick!
We will all miss you!!
Let's hope we hear from Jenny soon.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Another Beautiful Sunrise

Friday morning before Saturday's cold wind, rain and snow!

That's One Tough Chick!

Thought I would update you on The Gimpster. She is doing quite well even after using up 3 of her...well, how ever many lives Guinea Fowl have.Her feathers are growing back.
After going through what she did I never thought she would survive.
Way to go Gimpy!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Before The Rain

Yesterday's morning sky just before the Bluebirds showed up to check out boxes.If you remember last year I lost my female and 5 babies perished. This is the box they chose last year. I wonder if that is the same male?
That was the first year I ever had bluebirds nest here.
I'm hoping things go better this year.
I'll be sure to let our new homeowners know if the birds decide to stick around.