Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday


Life is a bit boring at my place ... yes, blue sky, blue water and hundreds of seagulls

 and in 24 hours, blue sky, dropping temperatures, blue water, blue ice and and still hundreds of seagulls ...



Oh yea ... a few ducks

But at Sundown it is still blue/pink skies, blue ice,  blue water and hundreds of seagulls ...
In three days it will be a new year ... does that mean there is hope?  Will Spring ever come so I can have blue skies, blue water and some migrating blue birds or something ... anything ... Help!  I think they call this the winter blues :(

Happy New Year Anyway ... I am sure we have much to look forward to ... at least I hope so :)

Monday, December 29, 2014

NatureFootstep ...Catching Light


Each New Year is a gift because at my age, there are no guarantees ... wishing you all a year of fun, relaxation and accomplishment, be it great or be it small ... Enjoy!. 

 Welcome to 2015!

Friday, December 26, 2014

An Aussi-spicious Life


I was relaxings on my new blankys (Thanks you verys much, Pogos) and my Moms, who is sittings curled up in her new greens Blankys says to mes "you can'ts be sittings around.  You has to writes your blogs post todays."  Really Moms ... then hows come you are sittings around in your new blankys from Ednas?

She saids to me "because I am tireds and I am takings a day of rest.  But you can tell Edna thank yous for my beautiful Green Blankys when you thank Pogo for your awesome reds blankys".  Well, folks, I is tireds too, but somehows I don't thinks she is givings me a choice here.  So I am goings to make it shorts and give a big BARK OUT to alls the peoples who gaves me treats and toys for Christmas.

Thanks you Ednas and Pogos for my Gingerbreads Chewy treats and most of all my snugly brights red blankys.  I loves it and I thinks it goes wells with my colorings, don't yous?  And, I has been instructeds to tell you, Ednas that my Moms loves her new blankys and she says you must be payings attentions to her blogs because you even knows that greens is her favorites color.



Thank you Auntie Cheryls for the new balls that I can plays with in the house and for those yummys treats.  My Moms said I should ask you wheres we can get more of those yummys treats because I reallys loves them and they are so crunchys ... I makes lots of noise when I eats thems and it makes my Moms laugh.

Then there's my Auntie Ds who gaves me a big bags of peanut butter doggies cookies.  She knows that I loves them, even thoughs my Moms is very stingy abouts handings them out.  She says they will makes me fats ... Ha!  You should sees all the junks my Moms eats and she doesn't worrys about gettings fat.  How comes, Moms?

My Neighbors Christinis and Toms gives me a funnys toy every years.  I loves playing with their toys, but my Moms always laughs at the toys Christinis and Toms gives me.  She has a strange sense of humors.

And last but not leasts ... I'm thankings my Moms and Dads (even though at the moments I am nots happys with my Moms).  They dids gets me two funs toys ... my favorites is a Mooseys that I cans shakes and shakes ... he is really cools.  And they lets me eats more treats on Christmas which I really likes.  My friends Moyas and Talons told mes that big fat mans with red Pajamas and a hairys face brings these things to mes ... but I saw with my own eyes, it was my Moms and Dads.  Sorry Moya and Talons ... don'ts want to burst your bubbles, but I is still going to bites any fats guys with red pjs and hairys faces that tries to comes into mys house. 

So I is going to wraps this ups by sayings one bigs
THANKS YOU  to my friends.  Ands, I hopes you all had as much funs as I dids on Christmas.

Izzi

P. S.  I has missed my friend Badger Boos for awhiles.  He is very busys wardings off  or maybes learning to tolerates his new babys brother Boris.  Goods Lucks Badger Boos ... Hopes you mades it through Christmas okays :)

Weekend Reflection

Weekend Reflection

I loved this reflection because I really had to study it to be able to tell what was the reflection and what was the actual picture.  They seem to blend like it was intentional.
Are you as exhausted as I am?  I love Christmas, but when it is over,  the presents unwrapped and the delicious meal consumed, I suddenly realize, this was hard work!  And, I am exhausted ... But Content :). Hope your Christmas was wonderful ... or whatever celebrations you shared over the holiday season.

Andrea

Thursday, December 25, 2014

We Wish You A Merry Christmas


We Wish You A Merry Christmas
click on the words and get your wish :)

It has been a wonderful year of blogging as I have met many new friends and continue to revel in the creativity and kindness of old friends.  I hope that each of you realize your greatest wishes in this New Year.  I look forward to what all of you have to offer every day and find comfort in such a large and giving blogger family.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
and
Happy Holidays if that works better for you ... 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Good Fences


You can't read the sign and I don't remember what it says ... but just take my word for it, it has something to do with Christmas :)

This sign is hanging on a fence even though you can't see it in this picture.  Fences are great support systems when you want to decorate.
It's Christmas Eve ... are you all excited?  Tonight Santa will be out and about and all of those who were not naughty ... hmmmm, I wonder if that includes me.  I'll have to give that some thought.  Anyway ... Have a Merry Christmas Everyone!

Christmas Music

Click above for beautiful music ...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

One Christmas Night

Click for a quiet moment of Christmas Music ...

Wild Bird Wednesday


Late Migration

Our weather has been anything but normal this winter.  We had snow in October and by early November our lake was frozen ...
But then two weekends ago our temperatures went up into the 50's and it has stayed warmer (above freezing) since ... The lake thawed and the flocks started arriving and departing as they should have been in late fall.  Mostly Common Mergansers a few Mallards, of course the Seagulls and more that I couldn't identify. 



The Canada Geese stay all winter but move to the open fields once the lake is frozen ... they, too, came back.

And the Eagle made a pass as he checked out his territory ... he will be back with others as long as the lake stays open.

 This morning there were a few Golden Eye

And a small group of Mergansers ... they flew off and started climbing to head further south.

The warm weather was a blessing for the many birds who were caught by the sudden and unexpected change in the weather ... Nature does take care of it's own ... and will continue to do so if man does what they need to do to protect the environment.  Here's hoping, though it doesn't look promising ..


Andrea

Monday, December 22, 2014

Nature Footstep ... Catching the Light


Doodle lights :)
My neighbors have a maple tree beside their garage and every year they hang this string of lights on it.  I call it my doodle lights because from every angle there is another set of doodle characters to be found.  I am sure they don't put them up there for my entertainment, but I find it to be great fun while I am out walking Izzi.

So ... do you see what I see?  

Merry Christmas Everyone

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mandarin Orange Monday


Christmas has to be the center of our last MOM for awhile.  I have found it hard to convert green and red (the Christmas colors) into orange but I will make an effort ...
close ...

closer ...

Well, I never quite made it to Orange, but my intentions were good. Happy MOM and have a wonderfully safe, warm, cozy, family & friend kind of Holiday ...

Andrea

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Geometric Friday


Grocery Shopping ...

There are lines and shapes in everything we do, but our minds make them into something we will 
recognize.  Geo Friday allows us to break them into their components and see them artistically ... fun, fun, fun!!  Have a Wonderful Loving Christmas, Lori ... as I know you will because you have a beautiful family to share it with.

Andrea

An Aussi-spicious Life

An Aussi-spicious Life


Izzi's views on Santa Paws ...

Oh Nos ... It's Santa Paws again!



Do any of yous remembers this from last years.  I dos ... only too wells.  So whats the bigs deals abouts this guy named Santa Paws.  He's a fats man with red pajamies and hair all over his face ... but every years my Moms makes me takes my picture with hims.  Now most of you knows that Aussies don't like strangers.  And I can tells you that we especially don't likes strangers with Red Pajamies and hair all over their faces.  So why ... somebody's please explains to me ... whys?

Well, todays I heards my Moms talking and she saids Santa Paws was not goings to be here this years.  Wows!  I thought I hads caughts myself a breaks ... but my Moms is not to be outdones ...


This Santa has no smells ... I can't tell what he is and if he
is plannings on eatings me ... Somebody .... Helps me!


Merry Christmas to all of my doggie Lovin' Friends :)! 

         

P. S.  If you are a purist and are offended by a silly talking dog, I apologize.  Izzi doesn't have
her own venue, so she gets put where I think there might be people who have a good sense of humor and can appreciate Izzi's points of view.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Good Fences


I am posting a Christmas fence this week just in case Theresa decides to take Christmas off ... but, if not, I might be able to dig up another one :)  Merry Christmas to all of you and Happy Holidays to any of you who don't celebrate Christmas.  It is a wonderful family and friend time of year so enjoy!

Andrea

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NF DAM ... Digital Art Meme


My Christmas card is usually a message regarding something I have done or that has been important in my life during the year.  It isn't strictly a Christmas Card.  It is the time of year that I  like to say hello to the friends and family that I don't see often.  I can add a little note inside when appropriate, but it is mostly my way of keeping friends up to date on my life and letting them know that they are forever on my mind and in my heart.


The inside of my card celebrates the Peace Glacier in Switzerland ... Peace on Earth is, on a certain level, what
Christianity is very much about in my life.  I am also celebrating a 50 year wedding anniversary so it all gets included in my card.
 Some of you are on my Christmas card list ... but those of you who are not, are getting your card from me today.  I wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and I know you would all agree that Peace on Earth would be a wonderful thing. 

"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!"
(author unknown)

Andrea