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A funny thing happened...

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A man was blissfully driving along the highway, when he saw the Easter Bunny hopping across the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid hitting the Bunny, but unfortunately the rabbit jumped in front of his car and was hit. The basket of eggs went flying all over the place. The driver, being a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulled over to the side of the road, and got out to see what had become of the Bunny carrying the basket. Much to his dismay, the colorful Bunny was dead. The driver felt guilty and began to cry. A woman driving down the same highway saw the man crying on the side of the road and pulled over. She stepped out of her car and asked the man what was wrong. "I feel terrible," he explained, "I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny and killed it. There may not be an Easter because of me. What should I do?" The woman told the man not to worry. She knew exactly what to do. She went to her car trunk, and pulled out a spray can. She walked over

Birds and Hodgepodge...Hodgepodge and Birds

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WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY In my previous post I mentioned that the high temps here were reaching the 80 degree mark. Well, not so yesterday! The wind chill factor was in the 50 degree range while the high reached only 60 something. A pleasant change. Sunny, breezy, and crisp clear blue skies. While sitting at the dining room table, working on monthly bookkeeping and making records of ATM purchases, I glanced out the window and spied a lone hummingbird. "Forget the bookkeeping Anni, go outside and prime the camera in hopes of getting the first hummer of the season." Well, he didn't cooperate with me, every time he landed, it was against the sun and only was he silhouetted; showing none of his ruby red throat. But I stayed outdoors in the sun and enjoyed the cool afternoon for some time. While out there, a beautiful, and feisty Mockingbird [which, by the way, is Texas' State Bird] flew into the yard, and landed on the Bird of Paradise Plant. It kept and eye o

When it's Springtime in Texas, it's 80 degrees!!

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Spring...wildflowers, butterflies, green, woodsy parks!! It's all a favorite part of the season. Today tho, the fog is thick from our home's window, looking out. I love fog too...the quietness, the stillness of the air just comforts me, I can't explain.   I always think, when fog sets in, of hearing a distant ship's fog horn, unseen, but heard.  Spring...there is so much to see, so much beauty in the world this time of year. Of course, y'all know we both try and get out and about as often as we can during the few months of ideal temps and weather. BEFORE summer hits our area early and the temps soar to 'unbearable' without A/C. And I drink in the colors I see in and around town. The parks, someone, unknown but very special, takes time to spread wildflower seeds here, there; over yonder! And the profusion of hot pinks, deep purples, blue hues, lavender, rose, and a whole spectrum of yellows, never ceases to take my breath away. I always have to sto

This and that, and everything in between...

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We've been taking day trips here and there, to try and spot some birds that are beginning to migrate back into our mainland. So, blogging has taken a step backward a bit. I have also been putting out my Easter Egg collection. Gosh, Easter is just way too early this year. I'm used to it being about mid-April and it's just not happenin' in 2013. Thankfully, I made a big three meal dish of lasagna for the week, and we've been chowin' down on leftovers now for the past three nights. Which is good. 'Cause by the time we get back home and shower and relax from our birding outings, I don't feel like cooking much. It's just serving out our portions [me a much smaller portion than Bud's], microwaving them and tossing up an extra large tossed salad, and voilĂ , dinner is served. Oh, and all the canned tomatoes I used helps me collect my tin cans for the upcoming craft project that will commence as soon as the entire collection is complete!! LOL

Sisters, Springtime and Hummers...

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Wild Bird Wednesday photo this week: Note: I also painted this very same hummer, and framed it. SHOWN HERE Wednesday Hodgepodge Joyce has these questions for us to answer this week: 1. March 20th is the first day of spring...is she a lion or a lamb in your part of the world? It's lambing season here!!! In other words...We've had unbelievably warm temperatures. More like early Summer temperatures. The high's are in the mid to upper 80s [Fahrenheit], just a bit of humidity, cloudy in the morning and then the blanket of grayness thins out and the sky opens up to a deep blue with puffy cotton ball clouds drifting all too quickly to the northeast. I was talking to our son the other day and he told me they're getting rains [Houston]...from OUR drifting clouds. Figures. 2. What's the most dreaded task on your spring clean to-do list? Do you have a 'plan of attack'? Trimming. Most everything in our yard has thorns. Nast

Top 'o the Mornin' to 'ya!!!

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Happy Wearin' o' the Green Day!!! Want you to meet, Paddy...the long lost leprechaun of the Texas Coast, he's creating very soft shadows today... Of course, he's just one of those wooden ball creations of mine. I had a set of them left after I made the bunny rabbit a couple weeks ago, and instead of having them sit around collecting dust and cluttering my craft box where I have it stored in the garage, I thought I'd just glue 'em together and paint 'em up. The hat is green felt, the tip of the hat is a small glass shamrock, the beard was dyed with a mixture of food coloring [red and yellow] to make it an Irish red-head. I also took a small piece of grapevine and chopped it down to make a small shillelagh to assist him in walking 'round the house. After I trimmed the beard some, I twisted a few strands of the dyed beard [fur] to make him mustachioed.

Google Reader ... No longer, as of July 1st

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Over the last couple of days, after I read a good dozen blogs and the fact that evidently Google has decided that for us who follow their Google Reader, it's now going to be defunct [dropped entirely] as of July 1st of this year! So, in the interim, I've subscribed to BlogLovin and had my blogs that I follow transferred from Google Reader to my new account, and added the subscribe button for anyone to continue following me if they choose. You'll find the link on my right sidebar. It's okay, but I'm not all that impressed with it for now. Last night in fact I could not get into the login...and I found out that there was too great an influx of those that decided to carry on with the Reader and transfer their followed blog list to BlogLovin, which made their servers go berserk! I'm sure that in the future this would be a hindrance all too often. Altho, it may improve after July....who knows. Thing is, I have to go out and login to THAT site in order to read