Monday, April 15, 2013

This and That... for my 700th Post....

Wow, I can hardly believe I have posted
 700 times.
I began this blog as part of an
online art project I was involved in,
and it just went from there.
I have shared many parts of my life...
like I've said in the past....
enchantments, fragments, oddments
and things that make me smile.
I have received some great feedback,
encouragement, support and more.

Thanks to everyone!
I have really enjoyed getting to know you ALL.

This and That...

Saturday, a group of British birders
stopped in front of my house.
They got out of the van,
all armed with binoculars.
  They were looking at birds in the trees.
My husband and I were outside,
so we struck up a conversation with them.
I invited them to my back patio
for shade, and to watch the birds.
They were so friendly and nice,
and so interested in the hummingbirds especially,
a bird they don't have in England they told me.
I told them about non drought years,
when I have dozens flying about,
but this year only a few have showed up.
I enjoyed the birders very much.
Now they are on their way south,
to visit the birding centers in the valley.
Birders are a special kind of people!

Well, looks like something loves the drought.
The cactus!

It is now just coming into bloom.

Many, many unopened flowers right now,
but soon, they will be covered
with delicate flowers,
in yellows, and oranges.

This week I am traveling up to Cuero,
the Wildflower Capital of Texas,
so hopefully I will get lots of great photos to share.

I hope you find a way to....
Savor the Day!


Shirley said...

How fun to see the British Birders just wandering around and so nice of you to invite them around to see. Hummers are fascinating, we have a lot at our feeders. I hope they went to the coast where there are so many.

A wildflower trek should be fun to see and I think they have had some good rain in Cuero. At least compared to the rest of us.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Congrats on 700 posts! And British birders -- what an exotic sighting!

P.S. I'm "paying it forward" on my blog today. Thanks again for your lovely card and wee gifts!

Halle said...

All those posts just seem to fly by don't they!?! Congrats on keeping at it!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm sure you gave the British birders a really nice memory to take along with them. Congrats on your 700th post!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

700 affirmations for making ART every day of our glorious lives. Thank you for the JOYS you have given us. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

20 North Ora said...

Congratulations on your 700th post! How sweet of you to invite those birders to rest and visit. Your cactus is really pretty in bloom.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How sweet of you to invite them to your patio. Look forward to seeing the wildflower photos. Have a great time. Best wishes, Tammy

Barbara said...

Wow, time moves fast. I know you love words, and,I love your word "oddments"!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

700 posts is quite an accomplishment. I look forward to at least 700 more! Your cactus is gorgeous. I only wish I could grow it in my water starved yard.

As for the previous post, the Bloom Day, we will have one featuring herbs later. I also love the bottle brush. I first saw them in CA in the late 80s and wanted one, but of course they will not live in my area.

Thanks for dropping by my blog often. I have been so busy, I haven't had time to reciprocate. But of course, I am most appreciative.