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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Random: Dreads and a storm

A draft post I found from a couple of years ago that never got posted.  
Random is right.
Do you ever look back and wonder what in the world were you thinking?
One thing I do know is that this was "BC".
"Before cancer".
Before my husband was diagnosed with cancer. Back when I had nothing to do but notice how crape myrtles reminded me of hair.  And I did lots of meaningless, silly things.  And I had fun doing them.  :)

Some crape myrtles make me think of dreadlocks with beads.

When the sky is green and/or purple, you can expect hail.
Luckily it was small hail.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

With a pink tint

It sure looked like a pink barn to us.  Surely, it was meant to be beige.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014


A pair of Tree Swallows has made themselves at home in our new Blue Bird box.

Monday, April 7, 2014

A red one

Everyone will not get this, but finding a crimson one in Tennessee is lots of fun  :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Things are a-buzzin'

Another pot of flowers that made it through single digit temps here in north Alabama.

Someone doesn't understand why he can't be outside.

And it could look like these last two were gawking at one another, but they were taken on different days.
The Cardinal shot is not in focus and normally would not make the cut, but . . .

 his expression . . .

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Makin' it through

The "hens" I got from a friend last summer made it through our single digit temp days and nights this past winter even though they were unprotected in a shallow container outside.

And this Eastern Towhee sings up a storm each morning at this same spot on this bush outside our front door.
(Thanks to Rubbish by Roan for helping me ID him)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sweet thing

American Goldfinch
I think it is a male.  Correct me if wrong on either count.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Standing tall

Abandoned, but still useful, not by trains, but by photography enthusiasts.

Old railroad bridge over Elk River, near Prospect, Giles County, Tennessee, U. S. A.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

And then it was gone

I used to drive by this place and wonder about the house with the big porches.  It was a basic farmhouse but it was kept neat and maintained even though I was sure that no one lived there.  Being a small town I figured that I knew, or at least knew of, the family who had lived there, but I never bothered to find out.
Within the last year it was torn down and all that remains is the chimney.
I hope they leave it.