Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Scribble Picnic


Mushy
My first try with water colors and I used black ink for definition ... have you ever had a shoe sucked off your foot by mud?  I have ... it was fun at the time, but my Mother wasn't happy when I got home, Ha!

Andrea

P. S.  Happy Valentines Day everyone :)


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday



Blue Jay


Dipped into the archives this week.  I do still see the Blue Jays in the area, but they aren't hanging around my empty feeders :(

Andrea

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Scribble Picnic


Lets Dance
My parents were wonderful ballroom dancers and when I was knee high to a grasshopper, they taught me to ballroom dance too ... It is the most delightful, enjoyable form of dance to me.  Saddly there aren't many dance partners available who can ballroom dance today, so it is becoming a lost art, at least in my life ...   But, I love  just the memory of it :)

Andrea

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday

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Handsome Cardinals


 And, of course, the Mrs. is always near by ...


Andrea

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Scribble Picnic



Spicy!


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We learned the meaning of "Spicy" in our house when my son married a beautiful young Thai girl.  She does cook for us on occasion and is kind enough to fix a mild version of "spicy" for us ... but if one were ever to taste her sauce they would know the true meaing of "SPICY!"

Andrea

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Scribble Picnic


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  Back in the day our table clothes were hand crocheted by the women in the family ...
yes, before my time,  but I have some lovely pieces that were Grandma made.  It doesn't get any better  :)

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Andrea

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday

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Ringbill Seagulls



Sadly we are planning to move from our lake sometime in the near future.  It is a wonderful place, but the upkeep is too much for my old poop husband and myself, so the decision was made.  As a result, I weaned my birds off of my feeders last summer so they wouldn't be dependent on me one day and totally without the next.  And, these are about the only birds I see around the lake these days.  Yes, I will get out and about to find other birds, but it has been so cold, I am sticking close to home for now.  Hopefully when we settle into our new digs (once we find them) I will have a new set of feathered friends to photograph ... in the meantime, be patient with me :)

Andrea

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Scribble Picnic

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Hot Chocolate
Oh the Joys of Kittenhood .... :)

Andrea

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday


Eagle Festival in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

We took a run up to the festival to take in some of the Raptor programs and primarily to receive training for the Golden Eagle count that we will participate in this coming Saturday.  We are doing the Northern Illinois borders where there is a possibility of the Juvenile Golden Eagles moving down as the common territories are already established by adult couples.  It is quite exciting, the idea of Golden Eagles in Illinois.  The chances of us spotting any are few and far between, but it is worth the effort.

After lunch we went to the dam on the river to see what we could see ...

 There was a large group of Common Mergansers on the open water ...

  And a few including Mallards near the rapids from the flow ...
 A group of juvenile Bald Eagles where active across the river ... sadly not close enough to get good pictures.  They were leary of all of the people on our side so they stayed clear.





The locals said that when there are no crowds, the eagles get much close and even will fish the open water as they watch ... might be worth a trip up duing the week when things are quieter :)  Have a great week everyone ...

Andrea

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Favorite Fictional Character
Wow, this was a tough one because I read every kind of book I can get my hands on from Fictional History to Children's Books (one of my favorites was Alexandra's Lady Bug book which I gave to my two favorite little girls).  But if I have to own up to a favorite ... I love mysteries.  And, because I am a nurse (as was my Mother), I love to read how forensics plays into the solving of crimes.  My most frequent forensic reads are Patricia Cornwell's  Kay Scarpetta Series.  Her stories are intense and thrilling throughout and when I need a break from the intense realities we live with in our daily lives, I curl up in my chair with one of her books and read, read, read.  You really do challenge us, Micheal.  Thank you again ... this was fun.

Andrea