My blog gives me great joy. When I have good thoughts and great photos to share, my spirits lift, I quicken my steps, and I find myself on a natural high during those inspired times. When I decided to start blogging last October, my original intention wasn’t to educate or research like many in my terrific blogging community who are inspiring people and full of incredible talent. I love and admire them. My intent is to post about what I see and how I feel because that’s who I am – a feeler. Nothing has changed since then. How do I feel right now?
Perhaps I’m running out of steam. I’ve been posting less often lately and viewing my blog as a part-time job and that’s not good. My simple writing style and repetitious photos are irritating me. How can I sit here and write with a poor attitude? Not well. A change of scenery is what I need and the time to find it. I try to inspire my own self, “Get out of the yard, Mary.” I walked on campus this morning before the sun started baking humans and what did I see? Japanese beetles in swarms, getting tangled in my hair. Weeds taller than me. A lacrosse camp for kids and a daycare field trip. No birds, no flowers. Just dry earth. And lots of fire ants and poison ivy. How interesting is THAT?
So, I’ll be visiting everyone and enjoying your fantastic posts until I get my crooked nose in line and adjust my attitude. HA! Below, I’ll leave a few photos of my favorite things.
In the interim, I’ll be dusting the house (eww), keeping up on laundry and dragging the garden hose to sustain life outdoors. Maybe I’ll watch Modern Marvels to learn how Hostess Twinkies arrive at the supermarket on time. Better yet, I’ll watch King of Queens and sink into no-brainer activities after work and take an evening nap. Of course, I’ll keep my camera close to me. I’ll be back sooner than later.
I’ll still take your “eyesores” via e-mail. I have a few, so far. They are definitely worth seeing.
I giggle at toad porn in the pond skimmer. “Holding on tight for Afternoon Delight!” I help them out every evening.
The baby House Finches fledged today!
Love all bugs.
Pond…costly therapeutic device.
Flowers without a load of beetles? What a surprise!
Challenging but sweet, my Chloe.
Not challenging but sweet and flatulent, my Bel-Bel.Was Cooper responsible for the young rabbit beheaded in the yard today? He has been perched on the feeders lately… My dogs were excellent and lead me to the crime. They didn’t touch. I removed the poor young rabbit who was still limp and warm and placed it near the feeders in view for a vulture… There was commotion among the birds today after work. I’ll remove the young bunny very soon. I am glad I wasn’t a witness but I would love to know what happened while I was away.
Isn’t she lovely? I’ll get the male in a photo and he’ll be very close to me.