Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Feeding Frenzy

Maybe I need to pay Mother Nature a bit of commission.  She has been mentioned on a regular basis here lately.  You know, in the winter the weather rules the subject matter.  

With more blustery weather on its way, quite a few birds decided to stock up on the goodies before the bitterly cold temps set in for the night.  

Taken through the kitchen window, these shots lack a bit of clarity.  

The Blue Jays and Tufted Titmice were absent this afternoon, but I suspect they will appear in the morning.  

"Be grateful for luck.  Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds.  And don't hate nobody."  

Eubie Blake 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Small Barn

Sharing a garage barn today for Tom's link-up.  From the looks of the roof, it has been around for a long time.  Actually, so does that tractor.  

Linking up today with, The Barn Collective.  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Randoms

Putting some Summer garden flowers on the screen because, at this point in the season, I could use a little color.  

One good thing about our recent snow days was the chance to catch up on some cooking shows, a favorite thing of mine.  I watched Nick Stellino on our local PBS channel.  I might be whipping up one of his soup recipes soon.  

Seriously, I am in love with these giant pine cones.  A few would look great sprinkled around the farmette.  

I thought I would like this J. Crew CEO's apartment, but I kinda, sorta don't.  

In honor of the passing of Maurice White, we need a little Earth, Wind, and Fire, for the weekend.  

Linking up with Tanya today



Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Thankful today for imperfection.  This fence, "lock", is a prime example.  While it may look slapdash.....it really works quite well.  Perfection is highly overrated ,essentially unattainable and totally boring.   It is the simple things that propel us through life and give us the most satisfaction.  

"The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection.  Where there is perfection there is no story to tell."  

Ben Okri 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ground Dog Day

I wonder if my spotted friend would mind standing in for the traditional groundhog today?  

She can be kind of sassy, so I cannot imagine she would like me checking for her shadow.  

She's her own woman like that.  

Last year Jimmy the Groundhog, the shining star of Sun Prairie Wisconsin's Groundhog Day Festival, bit the Mayor on the ear. 

 I guess if you're not feeling the festivities, you're just not feeling them.  

The National  Climate Data Center states that since 1988, groundhogs have only had a 39% success rate.  

With our stormy weather forecast for today, it looks like our local whistle pigs might not be seeing their shadows.  Therefore, winter will just melt away.  

Sounds good to me.  

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Snowy Barn

A leftover picture of a snowy barn for today.  This week we are expecting spring-like temps and  severe thunderstorms.  Only in Kentucky can you have a snowstorm one week and a thunderstorm the next.  

The weather is a constant source of entertainment.  

Linking up with Tom today for The Barn Collective.  

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Randoms

My awesome Border Collie buddy stays with me no matter where I go.  Woods, creeks, and muddy pastures make no difference to her.  

If you use a non-Google account to follow my blog, (or others), you are now out of luck.  Blogger now requires followers using Friend Connect to have a Google account.  Many people, including me, are not appreciating these antics.  If you are losing followers, this is why.  

The current political arena leaves a lot to be desired, but here is something that just might put a smile on your face, or even make you chuckle.  

Looks like Darth Vader is popping up all around the world.  

Of course there is some music for the weekend.  Enjoy!

Linking up with Tanya today!

and Cath!