Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Friday, November 21, 2014

Lots of Wild Things Visiting This Land~




Our property adorned in her autumnal colours and our dogs, Silveit on left and Meaka to the right being walked down our lane 2 weeks ago.  
Now all colour has vanished and we have had snow and record breaking cold snap and it is only November...huge sigh, here comes a long cold Winter~

It is about to be a busy week for this family.  
Our youngest daughter and her husby fly in today for a week stay.  
Thus said, in order to get things done ahead of time for the holidays, I have been busy house cleaning and adorning our Christmas tree and home already.  
Those shares coming soon.
Often times throughout my week, I think about those of you who come to visit me here on my blog.  I am forever grateful for your generous spirits of encouragement and sharing life with you.  
Next Thursday, for those of us who lives in the USA, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. 
 I actually celebrate it daily, but it is a time to reflect on all that we have and whom we have in our lives, and I am thankful for you all as well.
Also it has been bothering me and I need to say this as well.  
Your visits and comments mean so much to me.  
The way it works in our home, is that the husby and I share the desktop computer.  
All of my images are stored there and I can get to my blog best from there...but often times, I cannot have my time when I need it.  
My little laptop is what I use for some things like Facebook and using Bing to search, but it is forever slow and so I do not visit your blogs from there, but have to wait when I can get time on the desktop.  
I do always get caught up with you all and that is the important thing...staying in touch and I am so thankful for each one who stops by for a visit.  
BTW for those who may be interested following recent computer risks, Webroot is working out great!  

~HAPPY THANKSGIVING~

Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slide show presentation after you have read the narratives~

I will be linking up with Judith for:

www.lavendercottagegardening.com

&

Stewart for:
   http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com.au/


White-tailed Deer above and I had fun with these leaf fronds~




Peach trees and White-tailed Deer running everywhere.  
It is hunting season and also rutting time~






Seed pods casting their final gifts for the future and Persimmons on our land~







Can you see the deer tucked inside the growth of coverage below ;)


If I hear the sounds of the American Crows bantering loudly and wildly, then I know I better grab the camera for there will either be an owl, or hawk on our property.  
A Great Horned Owl and also a Red-tailed Hawk have visited us in past 2 weeks~









Just shot these photographs on Tingsgrove a week, 10 days ago, and now nothing is left of the leaf canopy~


A rainy day in horse country and I loved the depth of colour of this tree~


Yeah, the Dark-eyed Juncos have returned~



I was fascinated by a pair of Northern Flickers, also known as Yellow-shafted Flickers here last week eagerly plucking the last of some of the berries on our land~







Friday, November 14, 2014

Tucked Away Draft From Late August~




I was thinking about which selections to make and as I scrolled down through my published posts, there it was a draft neatly tucked away prior to vacation journey in early September.
Don't you love surprises, especially when you thought you had a larger task ahead of you and it had already been taken care of ;)
The cattle images with and of the Starlings were all taken at Foxhollow Farm.  The other cattle like the ones above were taken while traveling Covered Bridge Road in Oldham County.
Another surprise was realized quite some time ago, when I saw that Google was selecting certain images to enhance, and or make tiny video clips of, using uploaded images from Picasa.  I have added 3 of them at the bottom of this post.
You are welcome for the free entertainment in advance. ;)

We are not holding our breath, but after having many problems with Norton Security and Norton 360, we have switched over to Webroot Security and our fingers are crossed that we can stay online without all of the aggravations we have been dealing with. 
I asked the question on Facebook and will here as well.
What PC security system do you use and are you satisfied with it?
With all of this mess, we also learned that when and if our HP PC's die, we will more than likely choose Macs.
Have a very enjoyable weekend and week ahead.  
We have very cold weather now and a little bit of that white fluffy stuff approaching, and so it is time to tuck in a bit with a spot of Lavender Tea and honey. 
What warms you on a cold day?  


Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slide show presentation after you have read the narratives~

I will be linking up with Judith for:

www.lavendercottagegardening.com

&

Stewart for:
   http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com.au/