Thursday, June 12, 2008

I Have Flora and Fauna Too

Nothing quilty to post today...I've been doing laundry and getting my things together so I can leave early Saturday morning for Birmingham. I have Hampton's new ride ready to put in my SUV...along with all the other goodies that I have to deliver...I've decided that I'll leave early, early and get up the road before I have to turn on the air conditioner...and I can be there when Hampton gets up from his nap. YIPPEE!!!!

I have to share my flora and fauna...Sharon's right...that is fun to say. I was cleaning in the kitchen this morning and I looked out the window in the breakfast nook to see this funny bird standing on the top of the fence around the pool. He was very considerate and stayed there until I went to get the camera.

I went into the bedroom with the camera, I would have gotten a perfect picture of him from there, but he sensed that I was there and took off. It was very fun to get to see him while he visited.

This crepe myrtle tree is in our side yard and it is just full of flowers...this is a really interesting tree...apparently it was cross-bred with a pink one and the back half of the tree gets full of deep pink flowers. We have 8 of these trees in our yard and I just love it every year when they bloom.

That's all that's happening here today...I'll try to post from Birmingham with some pictures of my little man.

Have a great evening


Nan said...

Wow! What a gorgeous bird! I'm glad he was so considerate to wait 'til you got your camera. He knew you had to share his photo with all of us! Your crepe myrtle is so lovely.
I know you will enjoy your visit with Mr. Hampton (and his parents)!! Have a wonderful, wonderful time, Grandmama!! I'm envious, you know.....

Cindy said...

Carol, enjoy your vacation with Hampton and the kids. I am sure he is going to enjoy his new ride. I so miss my crepe myrtles from when we lived in Florida. I wish that they would grow here but I don't think they would like the cold. I started water aerobics this week and I love it but it really is cutting into my sewing time but I have to do this.

antique quilter said...

Enjoy every minute with Hampton!
safe trip

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness it's almost time to hit the road to go see Hampton - woohoo!!!!!!! Be careful and enjoy!

Beautiful bird!

Ginger Patches said...

What a cool bird! He looks like a yard statue!! Time to see Hampton!! Yay!! I can't wait to see all the pictures. I want to see him using his new ride lol!! Have a safe and wonderful trip Carol!!

Wendy said...

That's an awesome bird to see in the back yard. I love the flowering trees you have.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, how exciting! Do we know what kind of bird that is? It looks like you have a beautiful yard!

Karen said...

We see those birds daily at our house. Mostly in the early morning around the pond/lake (whatever you want to call it) behind the house.
I think you are going to have lots of fun with Hampton. Hope the moving goes well.
P.S. We talked about you yesterday as promised! All good stuff.