Happy Monday, Happy Week and it is going to be HAPPY here too.
The sunrise above was taken on Wednesday when I was heading into Louisville to receive my final gel injection for the next six months. Thankful. As I sat at the stoplight and got the shot above, I felt newness of hope. That is what we all need every day and so I am going to wish it for each of you as well. Whatever may be going on in your life, I pray that you can find hope to battle whatever is going on through to completion.
It takes time and great courage, but you can do it, if you just have the faith~
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I will be linking up with Judith for:
U-Turn...Silveit was headed out into the dog yard and decided she was not interested after all. Snow fell last week, but only enough to say it did.
Below are snow Crocus~
Red-bellied Woodpecker, right outside my window~
Two Gray Squirrels playing in the snow, also right outside my window ;) ~
A Blue Jay...ha, and you guessed it, right outside my window~
Across the lane from my home, the female Red-Shouldered Hawk awaited a meal from her mate. They have set up a new nest in the same tree used the past three years. Much can change the outcome and so I am being very careful in watching them from a distance for now~
The female above is larger than the male below.
Mating for life, unless something should happen to one and then they select a new mate~
Our grand-twins turned 7 last week. Their party was at the Louisville Science Center. They even made homemade ice cream using nitrogen and lots of supervision from the staff. The theme of their party was Egypt. They are quite fascinated with the land of pyramids. My great grandfather was the first United States Ambassador to Egypt and I will share about that next week~
They made pyramids out of Popsicle sticks and play dough. Remember they are square on the bottom and triangular on the top ;) ~
Cullen is a minute older than Kerrick and so his photo was taken first here. My oldest daughter Hillary below on left and her husband Andrew are the proud parents of the twins. Both are teachers by profession~
Can you count the freckles...I love them! Cullen making faces and his little cousin following same~
I have been seeing this old silo since 1976, when we first moved out int the country. They are making a huge mess of this land, while constructing a new highway. I hope they allow this structure to remain~
Sunrise on Sunday morning, with fog rolling in on my favorite Covered Bridge Road~
The Orthopedic Surgeon said to walk the day following the injection. It was more like a tip toeing walk, goodness...ouch~
The tree above so beautiful as the sun arose from behind it and a light fog covered the land.
A Mute Swan that usually avoids me by a large body of water, decided to come closer and take a look-see at me. It's mate was killed a couple of years ago, they think by a Coyote and so this one is very non-trusting. I felt honored~
A Belted Kingfisher made a quick pass over~
The Anchorage Trail is where I took my tip toe walk and there was another pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks getting ready for their nesting season as well. Also a White-tailed Deer that always seems to be alone, though there is quite a large herd of deer on the grounds~
It seems that I can spot them from far and wide. This juvenile Red-Shouldered Hawk was hunting near where I go to the market. It seemed quite hungry and also appeared to be a male by size alone~
Spring has arrived, maybe not on the calendar, but when the Spring Peepers begin their all day, all night concert, it sure feels like it has. These were taken two doors from me, but we have them too, just not as many~
Our visiting Praying Mantis Eveas who appeared on Christmas Eve. Bill and I really enjoy him, yet we know his time is getting short now. What amazing creatures they are~