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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sharing my Son's Artwork

It is our son's birthday today, "Happy Birthday to the Sweetest Son Ever!"  So I am sharing some of his recent beautiful artwork.
GODRIC, a friend's HAWK


Much love always, Mom and Dad

We have always shared a love and infinity of apes, orangutans, chimps and really all animals and I just love the portrayal of all of these above.  I especially love the hawk as he drew this for a friend who is a raptor trainer and it is one of his beloved hawks.  His drawing of his father was done around Bill's Birthday.  Love them all and there are many many more than this, too numerous to share.  Thank you so much for visiting today, you are appreciated and I hope you enjoyed the artwork!

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 My heart to yours...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Dedication to a lifelong friend...

Today I learned of a very old friend's passing and my eyes are spilling with sadness.
We grew up together going through grade school and high school and remained friends through all the years.  She had COPD complications but her death was sudden and unexpected.

AUBURN - Kathleen M. Scott Tenity, 68, of Mary Street, Auburn and The Villages, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, July 26, 2011, at Auburn Memorial Hospital. She was born in Auburn the daughter of the late John and Ann Nodzo Scott and had resided most of her life in Auburn. Together with her husband, Tom, they spent the last 10 years residing in the winter at their home in The Villages, Fla. Kathy was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Prior to her retirement, Kathy had been employed for more than 30 years by the Auburn Enlarged School District as an elementary teacher, retiring in 1997. One of Kathy's most memorable and cherished times in her life was becoming a grandmother of twins just seven weeks ago. She will be sadly missed by all of her friends and family, that were fortunate enough to get to know this great woman. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Thomas Tenity; a daughter, Meg Messina and her husband, Gabriele; a sister Patricia Lovell, all of Auburn; twin grandchildren, Evangeline and Gabriele Messina Jr.; a brother-in-law, William (Goel) Tenity; an aunt Mary Rusinko, of Auburn

Good Bye My Old Friend...

I remember your kindness, your wonderful smile
Our loving friendship was but a while~
Too short to lose you, sweet friend.
Remember walking to Seward School,
And both running for Princess in High School?
And Later you taught my own children at East!
And just last year we celebrated our 50th H.S.reunion with a feast!
I still have the little picture of us at age thirteen,
That we had taken at the store's picture booth.
What fun we had in our carefree youth!
And now you will be forever young~
As you walk among the Angels....
        Love, Kerrie

Thursday, August 4, 2011


This was really neat!  I never observed a Woodpecker with this behavior before.  I could not positively identify this female as a Flicker or just one of the ladder-backed woodpeckers so she may have been a juvenile who did not have full color yet.
She is on the Bradford Pear tree trunk under the bird/squirrel house.
She discovers the house as if saying, "what's this?"
Peaking inside several times, she decides it is a mess and maybe she should clean it!
She proceeds to go inside and starts throwing out the pine straw that the squirrel has made a bed of.
After disposing of some of the bedding, she returns to outside inspecting the bottom of the house to see if there is anything else to be done-ha!  And then she flew off...  Woodpeckers nest in hollow trees so it surprised us when this one looked so at home in the house.
Aren't God's creations fascinating??  I just love watching all their behavior and we are so blessed that we see all of this from the den/sun room windows here in SC!  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back soon. Hugs to you all.

My heart to yours