looking back over my shoulder...
i'm waving goodbye to christmas
and looking forward to the new year.
2013 is going to be a very good year!
SIX, being my lucky number.
(Venus is the ruler of #6.
harmony. balance.solutions. enlightenment. compassion. forgiveness.)
AND it's the year of the snake!
i was born in the year of the snake,
(oops. did i really say that? are you doing the math? i'll save u the trouble. 59.)
anyway. it's been good cuddle weather...
dipping down to freezing temps at night...
AND in the morning.
|ICE on the A/C unit outside|
one of the nice things about having #2 son under our roof,
is that he can help sam with the wood splitting.
the wood...keeping us nice and toasty at night.
speaking of travis (#2 son),
when we wandered the woods out back...
he spotted a Southern Ringneck snake,
which he picked up for closer examination before releasing.
|the Southern Ringneck snake|
look at the bright orange under belly!
a CUTE little snake, fully grown at 10-15 inches long.
i saw a BIG dragonfly which i actually thought was dead because it let me get real close.
but i think it was just cold. it flew away after i snapped this picture.
THEN i spotted the (daytime) moon...peeking from between a tree's skeletal branches.
|22 december 2012|
there aren't too many critters out and about...but on warmer days,
when the sun is bright...a few can be spotted braving the cold in order to soak up some warmth.
|Anole...in the brown phase against the house|
|Anole...in the green phase, blending in with some of the still green plants|
|a big old grasshopper|
and lastly...a few birds in the yard, that don't seem to mind the cold too much!!!!
|a female Cardinal|
|a male Cardinal keeping an eye on the female|
|a Pileated Woodpecker|
tough to get a picture of this guy as he just wouldn't stop hammering away!!
thanks to the digital camera...take 20 pic's, get 2 decent ones!! ha.
|same Pileated Woodpecker|
i'm putting a hold on my Friday Fringes for now.
between running travis back & forth to work, my own work, home stuff & chores...
the weekdays are a blur! i barely have time for ME.
i need longer...or slower...weekends! (don't we all!)
ok, off to an appointment...
|25 december 2012|