Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back to Nature

I just realized that it's been a week since I posted...oh my...I feel like it was just a day or two ago...here we are in the middle of August...I can finally write 2012 without thinking about it and it's going to be 2013 before we blink...where oh where is this year going?

We've had some bird visitors back...this one was hanging around down by the pond behind our house yesterday looking for lunch...
I love how I got his reflection in the picture...one might think I really meant to do that and got a pretty good picture...truth is, it was a pure happy accident.

This guy flew in and landed in the top of one of the cypress trees down by the pond
...he stayed there for a long time surveying the whole area...I have no idea what he is...anyone know?

I've been working on a project that is very special to me...here's a snippet of it
...I'll share the whole thing when I finish it and I'll tell you the story.

I'll try to get back sooner...I better keep a better eye on the calendar!

19 comments:

Diane said...

your photography is lovely and so is your 'special project' peak.
I can't believe Aug is 1/2 over already.

Sue said...

I don't know what this is except it looks like some kind of vulture?

I think what you're working on is looking quite sweet!

And I haven't posted since July 31! Summers are just plain busy :)

Darlene said...

Love your new project!

Beautiful critters in your neighborhood. We have quail & cute bunnies. Hanging around are the coyotes looking to munch on the quail and bunnies. LOL

Carrie P. said...

looking forward to story about the quilt.

Diane said...

It looks like you have a beautiful habitat right where you live. So fun to see birds and other animals up close like that.

Can't wait to see your surprise project.

Yvette said...

OOOH, I want to see more of that quilt. I will keep checking back.

Janet O. said...

Love that photo with the bird's reflection. Serendipity!
Will be watching for more info on that quilt. Looks fun!

Anne Heidi said...

Oh I love your bird pictures! And your quilt looks so sweet- love that "Hometown" fabric line!!

Kate said...

I almost wrote 2010 on something this week...no idea why, 2012 has been pretty good to me so far!
Love your quilt, can't wait to see a bit more of it :-)

Melanie said...

Cool pic-- so glad you're home... can't wait to see the project. My Mamie quilt is half way quilted.....

Thimbleanna said...

Can't wait to see your quilt Carol -- it looks great! I wrote 2007 on a check just yesterday -- guess I'm living in the past LOL!

Me and My Stitches said...

Can't wait to see your whole quilt! Hope you are enjoying the wildlife. We have tons of hummingbirds this year - we think about 18 of them, but they are nearly impossible to count. I love watching them.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous bird visitors. Is the bird in the tree a member of the falcon family I wonder? The fabrics in your special quilt are so soft and pretty.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Could it be a hawk? Dolly and I are looking forward to seeing more of your new project.

Loris said...

Well, I don't know birds either, really but the second bird does look like a hawk to me. The first pic looks like our heron...I wondered where he was :-)

Daisy Jayne said...

Love the look of your new project ... looking forward to the story and finsh

Just Ducky said...

It's an Osprey.Also known as a fish hawk .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey

Lucky you to have such neat birds in your backyard.

Just Ducky said...

It's an Osprey.Also known as a fish hawk .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey

Lucky you to have such neat birds in your backyard.

Angie said...

I love your nature photos, Carol! I would have thought you planned the reflection shot -- you shouldn't have told. ;) Somehow I missed that you have a pond in your yard---lots of wonderful nature scenes and critters around water. :) It's been OVER a week since I posted, and I'm going to, maybe tonight. :/ Things have been so hectic around here; I personally am ready for Summer of 2012 to fade into Autumn of 2012. :)