Friday, January 31, 2014

Weekend Reflections

Smile It's The Weekend

Listen Closely ...
I has a very importants and scary story to tells you today, Badger Boos ...

A few days agos in the mornings, my Moms went to our neighbors.  While she was gones a louds alarms went offs in our downstairs.  Auntie "J" didn't knows what to dos and Dads was still sleepings, so she called
Unkie "R".  He had her reads somethings to hims over the phones then tolds her he was comings and to get out of the basements and wakes up Dads.  I was starting to gets scareds because I could tells somethings was very wrongs.  

Unkie "R" and his friends cames very fasts and they had called the Fires Departments (What's a Fires Departments?)  They turned offs the furnace and opened the doors ... I thoughts that was very strange because it was very colds outsides and now it was gettings very colds insides.

Then the Fires Man came ...

They hads funny boxes that started making loud clicking noises when they wents downs the stairs.  

Then they cames up and puts a bigs fan in the doors to sucks outs the fumes (Now I is very confused ... what is sucks and what is fumes?)

By nows I am very scareds and I go in the bedrooms and hides behinds the beds.   

The Fires man wents back downstairs with the funny boxes and saids we hads a gas leaks in our gas lines ... Oh, I really don't understands any of this, but my Moms said it was very serious and that ...
this littles box may have saved our lives.  Then I am thinkings, I hopes all of my friends has this littles box so it will saves their lives if it needs too.  Do you has one Badger Boos?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

It continues to be subzero weather here and it is impossible to get out to get pictures in these temperatures without running the risk of frost bite ... both myself and my camera.  So I pulled up some cold birds on another cold day so you could get the gist of what it is like here.  Winter has the tendency to make one a pessimist ... so now I am thinking, if our winter is this bad, what is our summer going to be like?  I don't even want to think about it :(

House Sparrows ...

Junco ...

Chipping Sparrow ...

Wishing you all some moderate weather ... today and in the future:)

Happy WBW!

Monday, January 27, 2014

NF Inspiring Photography

 I spent the weekend at an Expo and this shot caught my eye ... how many of you know what you are looking at?

Our World Tuesday

My granddaughter is a senior in high school.  She has been in gymnastics since she was six years old.  When she was old enough she was given a choice ... she could quit or she could  commit and she chose to commit.  She has worked hard, year round to perfect her skills while at the same time maintaining good grades in school.  She is not headed for the Olympics  nor will she continue with it in college ... but what she has done is learned the value of making a commitment, working hard and keeping focused on a goal.  She has career plans that will take another commitment and she will succeed because she has grown up to be a lovely, responsible young lady. That is why I am so proud of her :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog

2 Bags Full

Hi, my name is Andrea.  This is my second year of blogging and I don't think I will ever tire of it.
My neighbor, who is also a blogger, talked me into starting a blog and then walked me through the steps ... she is my techie, who helps me when I get stuck.  My blog is mainly a place to post my photos, mostly of nature, pets and places I go. It is a place where I can babble and dabble to my hearts content but, most important, it has been a place where I can meet new people, learn new things and GROW.   Mental activity is a wonderful thing, especially when you get up in years as I have.  

You can read about me in my profile and if you choose to peruse my blog you will meet my little dog Izzi, who has her own posts as she corresponds with her friend, Badger Boo in England or as she tells you about life through her eyes.  Izzi is a smart little Mini Australian Shepherd, but not smart enough to speak the Kings English, so don't be offended.  

In general "From The Sol" is an eclectic day to day collection of photos, photo art, pets, birds, wild animals, raptors, nature and some special events as they occur.  I hope through my blog you may pick up on some humor, lift your spirits or learn some new artistic ideas to experiment with.  I don't have any deep moral purpose, just want to enjoy life and share what joy I have to share.  It is a light spot meant to be fun for all ... I look  forward to meeting and getting to know all of you.  

Thanks for Stopping By ...

And, a Special Thank you to Vickie at 2 Bags Full
for this brilliant idea and for pulling it off for the second year in a row ... you are a brave soul, Vickie!

Weekend Reflections

Smile It's the Weekend

La Haute Couture Du Jour ... BOL!

My Mom thinks this is funnys ... if you looks closely I am nots laughings.  It is toooo Grrrrr  colds outsides and has been for too longs.  Someone tell Gods to turns the heats up, Please.

I hopes it is warmers by you Badger Boos ... or I knows you are as sads as I am.  I can't plays with my Frisbees because my feets will freeze and my nose with gets frost bites (that's what my Moms is tellin' mes).  I is looking forwards to warm weathers and greens grasses again ... how about you, Badger Boos ... you gots any of thats yet?  I hope so.  At least one of us cans play and be happys.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NatureFootstep Abstract

A minor adaptaion at your suggestion.  I am sure I could have done better had time allowed, but for now ...
The Dowager ...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

As I was coming down the stairs, I spotted the Cooper's Hawk (Lady Hawk, I call her) on the ground.

I knew if she was on the ground she had probably made a kill ... and she had, a Starling.

She ate until there was nothing but feathers ...

I have ambivalent feelings about her killing at my feeders ... But it is really cold out there and I was glad for her.  This will get her through another night.  

Happy Wild Bird Wednesday :)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Mandarin Orange Monday

In the beginning there was an Owl ... (the tree is public domain)

In the end ... there was an owl :)
Happy MOM everyone!