Thursday, February 21, 2013

More February

Beautiful Red-Wing - Catch and Release

"Paint Your World" fired ceramics with Grandma creations.

A Blue Angel flies in the great blue.  This one attached to Gabe's kite string.

February wind and sunshine inspired Gabe to fly kites.  Lydia joined him.  Socks got in the picture with his coon tail tickling my nose from the deck rail.

Let's Go Fly A Kite - I had the Mary Poppins tune in my head.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bird Catcher

Morning Bird Catch

And Release
The Traps - Chickadees tease and set them off and fly through the slats, but arapuca traps have caught half a dozen Red-wing blackbirds and cow birds to date.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Loving Tradition

Decadent Desserts
Some of my lovely valentines.

Rebecca received a new Apron.

I just love how home-school ends up being on life's schedule.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Grandma's Birthday

We were blessed to have Grandma here to celebrate her birthday!  Gabe and Lydia made sure that she didn't miss out on any of the traditions.  She even received her quota of family birthday spankings, love pats, throughout the day, in lieu of absent Grandpa and Marshal down for the count.  Lydia made oven pancake for breakfast and put together the cake.  She and Gabe took Grandma to all their favorite places, park, beach, pet store....
Evening party after a yummy roast chicken, soup, and cheesy broccoli dinner.

Lydia made the cake!  Delicious with frozen berries.

They go well together.

Light the candles for each decade.

Present opening - Grandma's ready for spring pruning.

Home-made cards with clues of what is to come.

Can you guess what Gabe's doing during the Happy Birthday song?

His own tradition:  Punctuating cap fire.

Happy Grandma.

New surprise from the dollar store.

Monday, February 11, 2013

February Catch Up

February Morning Cloak

Valentine Factory

Ongoing Projects - Bird House

Arapuca Live Bird Cage Trap - Gabe still googling and crafting.  He caught three Red-wing blackbirds within half an hour.

Gabe has the camera.

Grandma came!

Bulbs thrusting forth.

Amaryllis from a friend - Blooming for Valentine's!

Marshal thought I needed one of these.  First plays of Words With Friends with him;  I'm beating him already, but have a suspicion, not for long!

There's the man himself peaking in.  He has been busy with his projects.


Paper Valentine Chains with Grandma Among the Decor!