Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tulips Three

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One more shot of the beautiful tulips.  I made this one my FB cover photo.  It was accentuated with Color Efex Pro Detail Enhancing filter.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tulips Two

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Another shot of the tulips at the same location as yesterday.  The red and yellow combo mixed with the solid red really caught my eye not to mention that this bed had some wonderful ground flowers mixed in as well.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tulips One

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On my way home from errands yesterday, I spotted these lovely tulips at the entrance to a fancy neighborhood.  I stopped and spent about 10 minutes taking photos.  It was a lovely break from the errands and all the moving tasks I've been doing.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


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My friend Debbie, who is like a sister to me and an aunt to the boys, has been over to help with the move several times now.  The first two times we focused on plants.  This time we focused on boxes that came from my grandmother's house (mom's side).  We were unwrapping and discovering and rewrapping lots of glass items including some carnival glass.  I really must find time to actually photograph the glass.  This is a quick shot of Debbie holding up one of the treasures.

Donnie provided lifting support and wrapping some things to go to the thrift store that I wasn't keeping.

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5 hours later we had gone through a lot of the boxes but still more to go.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Go Johnny Go!

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Johnny's baseball team, the Stars, won their game Tuesday night.  Johnny made an out at third after stopping a ground ball and also got two base hits.  I shot this through the fence as he prepared to bat.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Bluebird Eggs

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I took this picture of the eggs in Donnie's bluebird nesting box today. These boxes are designed to use a nesting cup that you can very carefully lift out and then put back. I feel sure they will lay another egg tomorrow. The first clutch is usually 5 or more eggs. Subsequent clutches, and we find they usually have 3 per year, sometimes have less eggs.

Donnie noted that this is the latest the birds have ever laid eggs. I agree.

I have 5 eggs in the nesting box at my house too. They are a few days ahead of Donnie's nest. Hoping for more pictures including baby pics soon.

This site shows the timeline for when the babies should hatch and their development.

Our household consolidation/move is going well. We are constantly busy packing things up and moving things over. We've got ceilings to fix and painting to do before we move over the major items. We're done with the add shelves in the attic phase, so that feels good.