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SuperMoon Saturday

I’m sure the blogger network is inundated with SuperMoon shots this morning so who am I to disappoint. lol


It wasn’t the best conditions for a moon shot..kept going behind the clouds. But I played the waiting game and she finally showed herself for awhile.

I’m assuming nothing catastrophic happened because of the moon last night? I wasn’t pulled out of my bed by the super forces or anything. Unless you count Abi nudging me out of bed at 5am to go potty. lol

In other news.. my lovely daughter was whisked away yesterday by her boyfriend and presented with a promise ring. We’re pretty fond of him and think he’ll make an excellent son in law one day.

We have one more week of Spring Break left before the real world comes knocking again and I have to get up at 5:30am because I have to, not because I want to. lol Why is it when you’re on vacation or break, your sleep patterns still think you’re on work-time??

Today we have a high of 80 degrees… yes 80! The Bristol race is getting ready to start and I’m waiting on hubby to get back with some goodies to grill. I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday! Don’t forget to take a nap!



Golden Eye

A Brown Thrasher watches the smaller birds on the suet feeder and waits for his turn.



Ahh finally! It’s all mine!


Hey buddy you done yet?

Froggy Tuesday

Sharing one of my favorite frog shots today. I can’t wait to see these beauties in the pond again. This one looks regal as he sits on his “throne”.

Visit my website to view more “Froggy Shots”, located in the “Pond Life” folder.

Spring Is In the Air


A short blog for me today. It’s a chilly rainy day here in West Tn and the cleaning fairy and I have some words to discuss. lol I don’t understand why she can’t clean while I go get groceries??

I’m sharing some Spring-related photos today. The above is a blossom on the Cleveland Pear Tree in the front yard.


I have 1.. yes ONE Daffodil in the front yard. With as much rain as we’ve had, I fear the others are just drowning.


I paid a visit to Tigrett WMA Saturday only to find it flooded as well. While focusing on a heart shaped leaf in the water, I noticed something move out of the corner of my eye. This little guy had jumped out of the water and sat watching me, watching him. lol He continued to hang out even after I walked off.


The Hostas are beginning to emerge form the ground. I covered this one back up with leaves and mulch because I’m sure we’ll get another good frost before the month is over.


And of course with Spring weather comes the Robins. Although around here, we see them year round. It’s probably the bird you can get the closest to.

That’s it for me today! I’m off to clean. (no exclamation point necessary for this one)

Spring Break Begins!

It’s official..we’re on Spring Break and your eyes are not deceiving you, I’m blogging. lol

And it’s 7am on a Saturday..what am I doing up so early?? I think I’m just too excited to sleep because Spring is in the air. The temps are warmer this week, the birds are out and about and that strange noise in the background is my camera shutter clicking away furiously. I’ll be paying you all a long awaited visit today too and try to catch up with everyone.

Mar 11

My favorite little birds are back and nestbuilding has begun. I handed my daughter the camera yesterday for a few minutes while I picked up my son at school and told her to get some good shots. I think she did wonderfully!

When I got back I had to take a few of my own and spend a little time with those blue cuties. I’m sure I’m not the only person who talks to I?? lol





Could it possibly be we’ve entered into Spring already in West Tn.? No it’s too good to be true. The temps this past week have been in the 60’s every day and even low 70’s but his week we’re supposed to be back to normal with highs in the 40’s and even some severe weather possibly Thursday. It’s just not February if we haven’t had the tornado sirens going off.

I haven’t blogged in a few weeks but there’s nothing terribly new to report. Right now we’re just counting down the days till Spring Break (14 working days). I have a honey-do list a mile long but since honey won’t get a Spring Break, I’ll be the one doing them myself. lol Maybe I can work a little photogging in there and actually go somewhere and shoot some wildlife too.


This big guy was sitting on a church lawn in Union City. By looking at the scattered feathers all over the ground, I’m guessing he’d just finished lunch.


One of my favorite spots to catch Bald Eagles did not disappoint last weekend. Sometimes we see a pair, sometimes just one. He was holding his own against the strong winds.


And last week we had a visitor to the backyard…looks like another opossum has been munching on the cats food. Last Summer we had a whole family of coons visit for a few weeks then a nasty looking opossum showed up for leftovers. This big guy didn’t look as rough as he did. The cats walked right by him while he ate and he didn’t seem to care that we were even there.

Here a Hawk….

there a hawk…


Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk (I think)


everywhere a hawk.. hawk lol


Whoa wait those aren’t hawks…anyone else noticing the crazy starlings and blackbirds lately? Seems like we’re in for some bad weather the way they’ve been congregating together in the fields.