Tuesday, May 19, 2015

All done up, 10 o'clock a.m., and astounding

- Friend Janice and I encountered this festooned turtle at Lilburn City Park, near home, last Saturday on an early morning walk.  It must have been in honor of PAWfest, in which canine friends and their owners commemorate "Be Kind to Animals" week.  Many (leashed) dogs were milling around at the park entrance when we emerged at the end of our walk.  It looked like a canine cocktail party!

- Back home - I always wish I could freeze 10 o'clock a.m.  The sun pours through the window and splashes onto the kitchen floor.  I got a tray of airplane plants at a garden club plant sale a few weeks ago and put two of them in this pot that came from my parents' home (I think.)  The new plant loves the windowsill there with the fake lavender. :)

 - There was a mishap with my old bird feeder, and sadly, it had to go.  I was really sad, because my late father gave it to me a few years ago, and there was sentimental attachment to it.  I was going to get a new one, but hadn't yet, when much to my surprise, my sister walked in with the one pictured above, the day she and my niece arrived for their visit.  It belonged to our late mother and hung outside her window at the assisted living facility where she lived in Thomasville, Georgia.  How about that?  I had not told my sister of the mishap with the old feeder - she was just going through things and thought I would like it.  I do like it and so do the goldfinches.  (Click to enlarge - photo taken from a distance inside so as not to scare them away.)

21 comments:

Joanne said...

10AM is one of my favorite times of day also! The light is just beautiful then.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wow, awesome about the feeder! An angel must've whispered in her ear to work that out so perfectly for you.

LL Cool Joe said...

The festooned turtle made me smile.

That's very cool about the bird feeder. The birds seem to be delighted too!

Susan Kane said...

Many blogs this morning are about spring and planting, flowers and spring birds. I think we all are longing for spring and its beauty!

Elephant's Child said...

Your new (old) birdfeeder is serendipity at its best. And I love the turtle too.

Leonora said...

Sisters just know us, don't they? Your sister's timing with the bird feeder couldn't have been better : )
I'd go on the Ferris Wheel. It seems the safest of most rides. (Along with the Merry-Go-Round.)

Ileana said...

That's great that your sister was able to find your mom's bird feeder and give it to you, especially after you had to get rid of yours. Beautiful timing and a sweet promise of things to come this season...and next.

Love your plants and the idea of a canine cocktail party. Have a wonderful week and remember, it's 10:00 a.m. somewhere. :)

ladyfi said...

Love that turtle - too cute.

Sara said...

I like the turtle's face and your words about the doggie cocktail party -- that's a great description of a bunch of dogs getting together.

The bird feeder story is wonderful. Perhaps your mom is watching over you and sent a message to your sister to get the feeder to you:~)

Lucky you. All of our goldfinches have departed for their long trip to Canada, but our neighbor birds are enjoying the lack of competition at the feeders.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

How lovely that you now have your Mom's old Bird Feeder....Serendipity and love! Can't make the picture bigger, darn it!
LOVE the picture of that Beautiful Creature!

Riot Kitty said...

That's nice to have something from family to replace something from family. Love the festooned turtle!

G. B. Miller said...

Nice....Myself I prefer roughly 5p or so, as when I get home, the cat is sunning herself in the bay window.

Father Nature's Corner

Jannie Funster said...

Sorry about your old feeder, but I guess it worked out well in the end. Lovely plants!! Beautiful light, frozen for us to enjoy.

xooxoxoxooxo

sage said...

You sister seems so thoughtful. It is nice you still have a bird feeder with connections to your parents.

Granny Annie said...

it is the time of year when turtles are crossing the road in horde. I slow to avoid them or let them pass while others maliciously try to squash them

Granny Annie said...

it is the time of year when turtles are crossing the road in horde. I slow to avoid them or let them pass while others maliciously try to squash them

Granny Annie said...

it is the time of year when turtles are crossing the road in horde. I slow to avoid them or let them pass while others maliciously try to squash them

Lee said...

Sorry that I'm running behind time....I'm just catching up with blogs now.

I've been unable to be connected to the Internet since Wednesday and finally, after much frustration for not being able to use the Net, I only got everything fixed up yesterday afternoon...Friday. I think I have only two strands of hair left! :)

I love that turtle.

And how wonderful re the bird-feeder; what it represents; where it came from...and the actions of your sister. Quite amazing. :) A great story.

Laura said...

Love that fairy hanging next to the bird feeder!

Sparkling Red said...

I have never heard of an "airplane plant" before! I had to look it up. Turns out I have a couple myself, I just know them as spider plants. :-) They're great. Mine are happy with mostly indirect sunlight and a weekly watering. They've been growing and having babies for years.

Goldfinches are so cute! I love their funny little whistles that sound like a squeeze toy being squeezed.

Betty Manousos said...

I love that turtle...too cute!