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21 January 2013

Winter Awakening

Finally, after Christmas activity and about two solid weeks of rain, rain, and more rain, I have decided to rejoin the living and breathing!  It has been as hard to get going as it was decorating the house for Christmas. I have a huge laundry list of things to get done in AND out of the house,  and now with the sun shining, I might get to some of them!

This morning, I got a few shots of our resident egret who hangs out at the pond in the back of our subdivision.  We can't seem to get ducks to stay, but this guy seems to like it there.  Egrets are a sort of crane and are everywhere down here!

So, now that I finally have a post up for the New Year, I'm off to clean out the refrigerator!
Look!  A little turtle in the bottom right. We  have TONS of them!
Have a good week, y'all!

 Sharing with some of these folks this week:
Inspire Me Monday ~ Create With Joy
Masterpiece Monday ~ Boogieboard Cottage
Mop It Up Monday ~ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Mosaic Monday ~ The Little Red House
Show Me What You Got ~ Our Delightful Home
Metamorphosis Monday ~ Between Naps on the Porch
A Return to Lovliness ~A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  Coastal Charm 
Time to Shine ~ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Table Top Tuesday ~ A Stroll Thru Life 
One Project at a Time ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Tuesday's Treasures ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Show Me What Ya Got ~ Not JUST a Housewife
Be Inspired ~ Elizabeth & Co.
Welcome Home Wednesday ~ Vintage on a Dime
Wordless Wednesday ~ Create With Joy
What's It Wednesday ~ Ivy and Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday ~ Primp
Wow Us Wednesday ~ Savvy Southern Style 
Show & Share ~ Southern Lovely
Home Sweet Home ~ The Charm of Home
Home and Garden Thursday ~ A Delightsome Life
Tips and Tutorials ~ Stone Gable
Saturday Nite Special ~ Funky Junk Interiors


  1. What a gorgeous bird! Enjoy your sunshine..........Sarah

    1. Thank you, Sarah! Down the road from us is a lake with a huge cypress tree in the center. When we passed it the other day, there must have been forty or fifty of them perched! It was QUITE a sight!

  2. How pretty. We are getting ducks and we always have a visiting Great Blue Heron.

    1. Love those blue herons as well! Thank you so much for visitng!

  3. He is beautiful. I was just watching eight cardinals on the bird feeder. I never tire of wildlife.

    1. Oh, Olive! To have seen EIGHT cardinals on the feeder! How fabulous!
      Much more wildlife in WI than here, unless we stalk.

  4. Glad the rain has you can get busy!!!! (if you want to!;>) Have a great night- xo Diana

    1. I'm trying, Diana! I'm really trying!!!!! :)

  5. Egrets are so beautiful. How lucky to have one visit your pond in the subdivision.
    Visiting from Table Top Tuesday.

  6. What beautiful photos of the egret-the little turtle surprise in the corner is so cute.
    I have a question for you but if it is not appropriate please let me know. I just began blogging in fall and have yet to decorate my sight. I have things to put on it but I absolutely love your "marbled" background but all I saw in the choices were solid colors-I am all about natural looks so that why I ask? Not a problem if this is not an
    appropriate question-you can just ignore. Thanks.

  7. From your header I can see the good times are already rolling! Lovely egret. We have Great Blue Herons - one was standing in the median of Hwy.1 today! Just watching the traffic, I guess. Our red buds started blooming before Christmas and now the leaves are peeking through the buds. My dwarf daffodils are up about 7 inches. This will be another crazy spring.

    1. Oooh, I love the Great Blues as well! I have even seen them at our pond. Will be looking for him!
      Our Japanese magnolias are all in blossom here in town; I'm sure the azaleas are not far behind!

  8. Oh wow, what beautiful scenery and your pictures are amazing. Thanks for joining TTT. Hgus, Marty


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