Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday




Shhh ... I'll be quiet, but I can't be wordless.  This weekend is Easter and these little cuties are at risk.  They are in a feed store to be sold to farmers who will allow them to lead the life of a chicken .... But, they are sooooo cute.  Someone is going to want to buy then to put in their kids Easter basket.  If that happens they won't live well ... in fact they probably won't live long at all.  Use your good sense ... Yes, they are cute, but they are not meant to be pets.  Be kind ... (and pass the word on :)

NatureFootstep Abstract


Steed

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday



Mystery Visitor

It is snowing  and I am gazing out the window in despair ....  will Spring ever get here?  Then I spot a bird in my tree.  One that it is very hard to see, both because of it's coloring and because of the grayness of cloudy skies and the brightness of the falling snow.

But, undaunted, I snap pictures ... one after another.  Not knowing what it is I am taking pictures of, but

hoping that when I download them and can get a closer look, I will be able to tell what it is.

But no, the pictures are not real clear and I don't recognize the bird, so I start flipping through the pages of my bird book. ...

Still, I can't find it anywhere, so I Google it and they have the same birds as my bird book.  Help!

Does anyone know what this cute little brown mottled bird with white wing bands and yellow/orange over it's eye extended into a white eyebrow and yellow/orange under it's beak is?  I'm befuddled :(























Monday, April 14, 2014

Our World Tuesday



I could wait no longer ... as Spring was not Springing in my yard I went to the Botanical Gardens and found some Spring in a tent.  Not exactly how I would want it ... But the Spring Antique and Flower Show was wonderful.  Much to expansive to cover in this post so I will be alluding to it from time to time in future posts, but for now Enjoy!


Chicago Botanical Gardens Antique and Flower Show 








It is less than 40 degrees outside (yes it is April 14th), the sky is gray and uninviting and alas, it is snowing :(  But, I can feel Spring coming when I look at these pictures.  Hope it is warm and sunny where you are and I wish you all a warm and wonderful Easter Weekend ... :)

NF Inspiring Photography ... Catching the Light


What could be more enlightening than a room full of Tiffany Lamps ... I came across these at an antique fair and couldn't resist  Catching the lights!



Have an Enjoyable week, everyone ...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Song-ography



The words of the song sing of way back when, but my way back when is so far back that it is in a box in my attic ... so I have decided to just peruse my pictures and pick out a few that make me laugh ... or at least smile and share them with you.  This should be a fun Song-ography.  I am looking forward to seeing what makes others laugh :)




This doesn't even scratch the surface of all the funny pictures I could have drawn from ... but I will save those for another time.  So, for today ... Smile, it's Song-ography :) Let the photographs make you laugh!   Join Kathy and all of her followers here ... 

Mandarin Orange Monday

Join Lori on MOM here ...

I started out today with a lamp ... a lovely antique lamp.

And, of course, I had to orangity it :)

And then play with it a little ...

Next, I cropped out a part of a very elaborate sink ...

And, orangified it ...

Then played with it is PS Filter Gallery ...


Then I combined them and played with them ...

And a little cropping ...
Happy MOM Everyone :) ... 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Smile It's the Weekend


Joins Badger Boo on his blog post here
Oh no, it't that dish that makes it hards for me to gulps my foods ...

I see the signs, Badger Boos ... likes today she was trying ons my backpacks for long walks  ...

I keeps telling her I is nots a packs horse ... and she says "Its goods exercise ..."

And, I hears her talkings on the phones to her friends ... she says things like "Pudgie", Roly Polys and Fats ...

The paw writings is on the walls, Badger Boos ... no more shopping trips ...

Soons there will be a locks and chain on my treats box ... It's happenings, Badger Boos
She's puttings me on a diets ... Oh nos, I can'ts bears it ... Helps me, Badger Boos ! She says she can'ts feels my ribs.  Well, goods, why woulds you wants to feels my ribs.  I don't wants to be skinnys.  I likes my square boxy look.  But then she says, you will gets too hots in the summers ... now, I dont's has an answer for thats ... hmmmm.  I don't likes getting hots.  Maybes I should listen to her.  Or, maybes she should cuts my hairs like your Mom does.  I thinks I'll go has a talks with her.  You has a wonderful weeks, Badger Boos ... sees you next Fridays :)

Izzi

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Good Fences


Steve's Fence
There is not another fence in the world like this one.  It was hand wrought in copper by my dear friend's husband.  It runs along the back of their yard where there is a steep drop off and was made so it would add to the view as opposed to obstructing it.  Steve was an artist is many ways and his work was impeccable.  As Steve passed away a year ago this post is in his memory.
The copper is just beginning to develop the beautiful verdigris patina ...




RIP Steve ...