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Friday, December 28, 2012

Feral Cat and Mallards

The wild house cats in our neighborhood always hang around the house across the pond because no one stays there year round.  This multicolored one came down to the water to drink and was only a few feet from the Mallard couples who did not mind him a bit. And he merely drank paying them no mind and then went on his way...

I would guess that the cat weighs close to 20 lbs.  You can see how big he is in relation to the Mallard's size which is large!

There is always something going on in my little backyard haven that I view daily from my den window.  I am blessed.                                                
My wild heart to yours...

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Darrell, me, Jess and Christopher taken 
 First get together with Granddaughter Jessica and Christopher
 Chihuahua, LILLY in her Santa sweater-hahaha!

Jessica and Chris expecting the end of January 

Daughter, Barbie wearing the new pearl necklace I gave to her.

Second get together with daughter Christine (middle) and grandchildren Rosemary and Grandson Seth on Christmas Day.

My little tree...  First Christmas without my beloved Bill. Very hard emotionally. But we all were celebrating the birth of Lord Jesus.
And in keeping with my backyard critters, the mallard couples returned and were dunking for food in the little lake behind the house...

And the great Blue Heron came to visit.  The Merganser duck couple came too but they are so swift and dive completely under water so I was not able to snap a picture good enough to post.
Thank you so much for coming and I hope your CHRISTmas was wonderful and that your NEW YEAR will be bright with promise and blessings!

I am looking forward to a brighter New Year with the Great Granddaughter- to-be the end of January.  Something wonderful to look forward to.
My wild heart to yours...

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Bradford Pear tree and the leaves that I made the roses from ( see ) also bears fruit.  The pear is so so tiny, smaller than a small acorn.  It smells like a pear when broken open but is not edible.  However the birds love them and so do the squirrels.  All in all, a beautiful decorative tree for landscaping, blooms white in the spring, very vivid green in summer and the most wonderful oranges, red and rust in fall.

Bradford Pear Trees are very hearty and have a natural shaping.

Spring blossoms.


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