Thursday, December 3, 2015

Feeling Better

I took lots of pics of the snow from two weeks ago.
It's all gone now and a new batch in its place

These shots are no where near as sharp as I would like but I think they are pretty anyway.
They were shot with a cell phone by a crippled person using zoom. 
The idea was to capture the scene, not win a prize. 

The doves took over and at one point there were about six of them huddled up next to the patio door. 
Poor Cat!

She was completely beside herself with frustration.
She jumped at the window a few times then gave up.

Thinking... which one would I have bitten first?

The broken foot is mending. I still can't put pressure on it.
Hoping the doc will soon put me in a walking boot. 

Take Care

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Little Snow

We had a little snow storm last night, still snowing!

The feeders are almost empty and even if I had two feet
I would have to do some serious shoveling to get to them.
BTW... That mound has a mum under it. 
Last week this time it was 60 deg.

So, I do the best I can.

Birdies will have to get their little feet cold. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Feeling better

Funny what a big difference 8 weeks makes
Where did the time go?

These pictures were taken in mid September

They are cheerful and that's what I need.

Sister is 50 miles away so comes on the weekend.
Others are helping the best they can. 

I'm learning some new tricks!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

There she is!

Not to happy of a camper here
I took a very bad fall and broke my foot (bad)

This device is my only means of mobility
I'm supposed to put my knee where the cat is
to keep any weight off my foot. 

Trouble is I bruised my knee so badly in the fall that
that is pretty painful.
I am learning how to function as a one legged person but it is not easy. 
I'm really crabby.

Fortunately I can work remotely from home so that is a distraction.
Otherwise I'd go nuts.

I hope everyone is doing well.
Take Care

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lake Michigan ~ Good Fences

On my lighthouse tour I happened upon these two fellows
taking a rest on the fence post.

I think I'll call them Tom and Jerry!

Joining Theresa's Good Fences

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Some time off...

I have been working my patuti off and finally have some time off

Went to Cincinnati for a birthday party and then...

Spent some time touring the lighthouses nearby.
This is the Pier Head Lighthouse in Kenosha WI.

And what could that be behind the tree?

 A Pig
Playing the Saxophone

Pretty normal everyday stuff!

I know when people are away for a long time without a word  I worry about them.
Sorry my friends
Shame on me
Everything here is fine.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Misty Morning

It's that time of year again.
Misty mornings.

Even the road construction couldn't foul my mood 
when I look at this.

And road construction there is. OMG!!
My little rural country roads are becoming 4 lanes.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A long walk

We've had some serious rain the last couple of days
but this morning the sun came out.

I've been sick all summer (will spare you the details) and finally feeling better I headed for the trail around the lake.

I had a very nice walk about 2 miles.

As I post these shots I am noticing the absence of water foul.

 A nice cool breezy morning!
You can see the ripples on the water.

It was so good to get out and moving again!

I don't normally post this many pictures but I've been away for awhile so I guess it's okay.

I love this spot for walking, there are several trails, none of which are too demanding.
The walk through the woods is very nice too.

The place is called Pistakee and is about 10 min from where I live.
I visit often.

All of these forest preserves were planned way back in 1909 when Daniel Burnham was planning the parks and improvements of Chicago.
It was called the Burnham plan.

Land acquisition for conservation of prairie, forest and wildlife started back then and has continued to this day.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

It's hot!

This has been a rather cool and rainy summer
Until now...

This past week the temps have been seriously hot
and of course complimented with high humidity

I do not do well in the heat but I had to get out

Needless to say it was not a long walk

Is that a little bit of red on that Maple?
Good Grief!
Summer is almost over... heavy sigh...

Take Care!!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Good Fences ~ Money to Burn

Even if I could

I don't
 think I would want this

But who's to say what happens to the mind
 when there is money to burn.

Taken in Lake Geneva WI
which is a getaway for wealthy Chicagoan's 

Seriously... this is a summer home. 

Linking with Theresa's

Saturday, August 29, 2015


I wonder

What will I find

at the end of this road?

More Green!!

These were taken last weekend.
This week has been very cool and gloomy but it rained softly this morning, I enjoyed it. 

Take Care!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rustic Roads

I finally got out this summer and took a drive up to Wisconsin
There are miles and miles of rustic roads

The picture above was taken in 2012

This one was taken in 2013

Here's the same barn yesterday

Such a big beautiful barn on a stunning piece of property
I wonder why they didn't save it.

These people are not poor. 
There is a beautiful house next to this barn. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Neighbors ~ Good Fences

Taken in Belfast Ireland

Can't always depend on the neighbors to have good taste!

Joining Theresa's 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I'm still here

So sorry to those who were alarmed by my long absence.
Thanks for the emails!

I am fine, just not in a blogging mood.
I'll be back. 
I do enjoy blogging, but right now I have so much occupying my my time and my mind that I just don't have the bandwidth to keep up with blogging.

Nothing earthshaking.
I'm fine.

Take Care

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Still Kicking!

For the last three weeks I have been so ill.
I will spare you the details.
I have been going to work but come home exhausted and have 
done nothing but a small bit of dusting.

I have been reading all the blogs and looking at all your wonderful pictures but don't even have the energy to comment.

So this morning when I woke up feeling like a human bean again I started looking for a photo to post.
Holy cow! there is not much in my "acceptable to post" folder.
I just realized my camera has been getting very dusty this year.
I tried to get a better shot of the little yellow but every time I got anywhere into position he flew away.
There have been some really pretty sunrises lately.

I can't believe it is July already. I missed June altogether. 
Take Care!!

Sunday, June 21, 2015


My sweet Pie and I are both under the weather.
 Cough, cough, sniff, sniff!

Just stopped by to say Hi.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


I know I've been away too long but I am so so busy.
Between working extra hours, (that's gonna have to stop) 
and oh so much fun watching the Black Hawks playing hockey.
I just haven't had much extra time.

It has been quite rainy here. 

We seem to get a couple of dry days during the week and then it rains all weekend. Phooey!

These were taken just after one of the rain showers

You should see he weeds!! OMG!

Take Care