Monday, November 26, 2007


This company has the dumbest drivers EVER! Do yourself a favor and never order anything that is to be delivered by DHL. I get a call from their sorting facility at Evansville IN ...... they say the driver needs directions. HUH They have the correct address but he doesn't know where it is and he is coming from Carmi. So I tell her exactly how to get to my house. An hour passes, no delivery. I call her back and she says that he is in Princeton IN now. WTF??? These people are totally NUTS. Tells me he won't have time to deliver it today. I will never never never order anything again unless it can be delivered by UPS or FedEx. They never have a problem finding my house.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Jan!

WoW .... you are almost as old as me :o) We both made it another year!

I woke up this morning and remembered it was your Birthday before I even got out of bed. I started thinking about when we were little girls and the annual "weenie roast" at Lucy and Jan's and how great it would be if we could go back in time for just a day to relive those wonderful memories .... you, Mart, Tom and me playing in the "ditch". Yes, it is a special "ditch" and when Jan and I go for drives through the country, we always go to the ditch ... sit there and think about all the good times we had. Most people would think we were totally crazy .... parking in the middle of a small country lane and staring down into a "ditch". But, we hold precious and treasured memories in our hearts regarding that old "ditch" and those wonderful weenie roasts. I can close my eyes and see it all .... where did the years go? It seems like only yesterday ......

Well, my dearest and oldest friend, I hope you have a marvelous day!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Red-breasted Nuthatch & Chickadee

Two of the cutest little birds and two of the fastest little birds EVER! I've not seen the Red-breasted Nuthatch for almost four years! This year I have several of them ... YaY! Of course, the Chickadee is here year round and there are always tons of them at the feeders. Cuties Cuties Cuties!!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Finch Ballet

He's right on his "tippy toes". The House Finch just love apples!

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Little Jumping Spider

I cut three red rose buds yesterday and I though to myself .... wonder if I could get lucky and there would be a little jumper in one of them. I looked after I put them in the vase but didn't see anything. Today they are all bloomed out and I was sitting in the chair next to them and noticed a tiny little white thing that seemed to be moving .. put on my glasses and still couldn't tell what it was. Put the Macro lens on the camera and sure enough it was a wee little white jumper. He was so cute .. I always like to photograph little jumping spiders. When I got through taking the photos, I got him on the end of a toothpick and put him outside on one of the shrubs. Went out about 5 mins later to see if he was still there and he was "spinning the silk" :o)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Happy Squirrel

He was over in the old corn field trying to find himself something to eat. He got the corn and came racing across the field, climbed the pole and sat there and ate it :o)

I'm gonna have to buy this little guy a pair of pants ... he is always running around the neighborhood showing off his "manhood". Yeah, he's a proud little dude!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Windows Live

I'm ashamed to admit it but I really like the Windows Live Mail Beta.  And, I LOVE the new version of Windows Live Writer.  It actually will upload images to my blogger account .... the old version would not.

I downloaded the whole package of Windows Live stuff ... Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery and the over bloated Messenger.  I haven't tried it out yet but I'm sure it's a big resource hog :(

If you haven't tried out any of these programs yet, you should.  I know, I know, you are saying to yourself "that woman is a total microsoft hater" ..... hahaha  and I am!  But, I tell ya the Mail and Writer are really cool.

Take it for a test drive  WINDOWS LIVE


It is time for a haircut & bath :-)


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007


Today is your day Douglas and I hope it is a good one! Forty-two years ago you came into this world .... OMG where has the time gone? You were such a pretty baby and a handsome little boy. What happened along the way :) Just teasing you "Dougie" ... you are still a handsome guy.

We wish you could be here with us today but I know it is not possible for you to come home at this time. Hopefully, we will see you later on the webcam.

Have a great day and don't over do the partying! I love you very much Doug ... don't ever forget it!

This photo is from your second birthday ....

On your third birthday, your Grandmother made you a clown cake :o)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Friends till the end ..........

Jan and I had a great time yesterday, Labor Day. We drove through the country roads to all of the small rural communities in this area. We found some great old barns and buildings along with a lot of DUST! The farmers were hard at work combining corn ..... with no rain lately, the dust was unbelievable! Despite all of the dust and the unbearable heat (yes, it is still HOT HOT HOT around here), we had a lot of fun.

You just can't beat a good friend and a country drive! It's one of the best things in life :o)

Thursday, August 30, 2007


I have given up the time consuming chore of "FLICKR". Free at last .... FLICKR FREE FLICKR FREE!! It was fun for the last 2 1/2 years but ENOUGH ALREADY! Plus, I found lots of my Hummingbird images plastered all over the interent. I have no use for anyone that steals images and passes them off as their own. You rotten THIEVES!

I will be using my Picasa Web Albums to post images from now on. Sure, they can steal them from PWA too but there is not millions and millions of people searching photos like they are on FLICKR. Maybe I'll start blogging again too :o)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

You know you’re living in 2007 when...

Every time I see these, I have to laugh .... they are all so true!

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played Solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t#9 on this list


Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogging has gone too far :o)

Vowing Wedding Favors

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Snakes Snakes and more Snakes!!

Last month I went to Dolan's Lake to see if any geese or ducks were there but didn't find any. What I did find was a ton of SNAKES! Everywhere I looked there were snakes. They were in the water, out of the water and in the trees! It was kinda scary after I realized they were all around me ...... eeeeeek! I took some shots and made a quick exit :o)

UPDATE: These snakes have been identified as Midland Water Snakes (Nerodia sipedon pleuralis) Thanks everyone for the emails and helping me with the identification!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Monday, May 28, 2007

Remembering .......

We have set aside this very special day,
to remember those who have gone away.
The fighters of World War I and II,
Korea and Viet Nam just to name a few.

Desert Storm and Afghanistan,
we shouldn't forget a single man.
That goes for our female military too,
we're so grateful to all of you.

We also remember those in Iraq,
that won't be able to come back.
Flowers and flags placed upon the grave,
for those whom - the ultimate gave.

They sacrificed their lives to keep us free,
although some might want to disagree.
In this country, they have that right,
because of those who went to fight.

author unknown

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

IMUS & CBS .....CBS really Sucks!!!

Talk about pouring gasoline on an open fire .... CBS has fueled a big race riot on a lot of internet forums.

Shame on you CBS for bending over to please a couple of so-called Revs. You let that a**hole Sharpton pressure you into firing IMUS. You are no better than the idiots at MSNBC. I'll not be watching MSNBC nor will I be listening to any radio stations that are connected with CBS. And, to all the sponsors that pulled out ....... your products will not be in my house from this day forward.

To the nappy headed ho's on that damn basketball team .... You should be happy now that IMUS has been fired and he can't badmouth you anymore. Oh wait .... you have a long way to go in your young lives and if you think that being called a "nappy headed ho" has ruined your life ... THINK AGAIN. You will be called worse than those three little words from many many white people. I'm sure you call each other Ho's .... so what's the big deal? Oh, I get it now ....... IMUS is WHITE!! Can we all say "Double Standard".

One thing I would like to know .... Who the hell died and made that nappy headed Sharpton GOD? You and your nappy headed friend, Jesse Jacka**, can both rot .... I'm sure there is a place for both of you in the bowels of hell.

Now, let's all vote in nappy headed Obama and see the direction this country takes .... talk about double standards and race cards being played to the hilt.

I must thank Sharpton and Jacka** for turning me into an out of control racist. But, the town I live in has no Blacks and the "N" word rolls off of everyones tongues so smooth. I've never used the word until yesterday. Let me put it this way ..... I did not feel guilty for saying it.

Nappy Headed Ho's .......... still laughing my a** off at that rude comment made by IMUS :o)

Long live IMUS ..... he will be back.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


The head honcho at MSNBC is a wussy deluxe! I'm not a big fan of MSNBC and never watch any of their news reports. However, I did watch IMUS .... he was the only thing that crappy station had going for it. I'm so pissed about this whole thing. I've never had anything against the blacks but the remark made by IMUS (nappy headed ho's) literally cracked me up. He said it as a joke .......... what's the big deal. Imus is not a racist BUT those two "Revs" (Sharpton & Jackson) are. Actually, they are two of the biggest racists on this planet. They can get on any news station and say anything they want ....... is any action taken against them? NO

How many times does IMUS have to apologize to that friggin girls basketball team .... the group of "nappy headed hos'? He shouldn't have apologized to them at all. He should have just said "F*** em' if they can't take a joke".

It is perfectly ok for the blacks to call the whites all kinds of names but not the other way around. And another thing, we don't have "White Entertainment TV" but they have "Black Entertainment TV". We don't have "White Miss America" but they have "Black Miss America". However, we do see black women in the "Miss America" pageant but no whites in the "Black Miss America" pageant. What's up with that? Who are the racists in that situation .... can we all say "Blacks". Or, should we just call them "nappy headed ho's" from now on.

Yeah, let's ban the words "nappy" and "ho" from the english language. Ban the word "ho" and those black rap artists wouldn't have anything to "rap" about. It's all about their ho's and their bitches. Puleeeeeeeeeeeez!! And, they call that stuff music.

Nuff said about the "nappy headed ho's". Anyone that knows me will tell you that I'm not a racist. I have always hated the "N" word and never used it ....... that may change in the near future.

Long live IMUS! I've been a fan for years and will remain so. MSNBC should be ashamed of themselves. They buckled under to pressure brought on by Sharpton and Jackson .... they must worship those two babbling idiots!

One more thing ..... Rev Sharpton and Rev Jackson STFU!!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

The Beauty of Red (Northern Cardinal)

You must look at this image in a larger size. I threw some BOSS on the table so the Cardinals would be shielded from the strong cold wind while they were eating. This guy was the first one to check it out so I decided to take a shot of him. Just look at that little pink tongue :o) He is a true beauty!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ruffled Feathers

The little birds were having a hell of a time flying and hanging on the the branches today. Wind Wind and more Wind! A cold "chill you to the bone" type of wind. A lot of ruffled feathers out there. The Cardinals and the Bluejays were wild and wicked looking :o) It managed to snow a bit and then the wind blew it all away. I'm beginning to think this will be the winter of NO SNOW.

I posted a couple of the male Cardinal on my other blog :o) HERE

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Northern Cardinal (female & male)

The male and female Northern Cardinal are two of the prettiest birds in North America. They know when I'm going to bring the food out and they are waiting. I lost some of my Cardinals when they cut down the big tree in my front yard but they are starting to come back. I have around 20-25 of them eating at the feeders right before daylight and right before sundown. They look so beautiful in the late evening sun. They are the prettiest when sitting in snow covered trees but as luck would have it, we haven't had any snow this year!

Check out the Snow Geese photos on my other blog The Nature of Things

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


There are four little Chickadees that stay at the feeders all day long grabbing the sunflower seeds. They are busy little "dees". This shot was taken today and you can see the rest of the Chickadee images in my Picasa Web Albums

Baggage .... Hillary has a ton of it!

More "hillary cartoons" at Barking Moonbat Early Warning System

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Albie's New "Hoodie"

Albie is not too happy with his new hooded sweatshirt! Oh well, he will have to get used to wearing it because I think he looks quite dapper in the "hoodie".

Poor Albs is looking a little shaggy these days .... time for a haircut!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

House Finch (female)

She isn't colorful but she is certainly a little cutie!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Downy Woodpecker (male)

This Downy Woodpecker has become a regular at the feeders. He comes several times a day to grab a peanut! The female Downy has started coming over also but not as much as the male. Hopefully, she will become a more frequent visitor along with her mate :o) He finally saw me in the window and took off! He will be back soon!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Fox and the Coyote

I've been watching this fox for a long time. He finally got brave enough to come and stand across the road. I had the camera on the tripod at the bedroom window so I managed to get several good shots of him. He stayed for awhile and then took off for the creek. About 20 minutes later I saw him shoot out of the trees like a streak of lightning .... he ran across two open fields then he was out of sight. About 5 minutes after that a Coyote came running out of the woods in the same spot as the fox so my guess would be that the Coyote scared the crap out of the little fox :o)