Sunday, May 22, 2011


Indigo Bunting
An Indigo Bunting visited our feeder this morning. I first spotted him in the yard out back where I was hunting Morel mushrooms. I have never seen a IB before, so off I went to get the camera. Once inside the house I noticed he was now at the feeder.  The feeder is located just outside our bay window, which I have setup for photo ops of birds.  The IB was bouncing around the feeder, pausing on each post that are positioned as props.. it was like he was waiting for his photo to be taken.... Luck had it that Trish was able to enjoy viewing this little guy before he departed.   It's been about an hour now and I have not seen this little blue bird again...  What a handsome fellow he is!!

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


The third photo in the series of aunt Grace in 1919 Chicago.  However, this one included my grandmother Grace.  Again I will let the photo and the handwritten note on the backside tell the story.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hanging on for dear life!

Another is the series of Grace in 1919 Chicago.  The photo and the written note on the backside tells the whole story, so I am not adding anymore than I already have.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Give Daddy a Kiss!

I've been digging old photos all winter long and with the onset of springtime winter storm, I am digging some more today!    Some of the photos I filtered through are over a hundred years in age and many others are approaching the century make.  I have been scanning and sharing them with the family, well those that want to see these old relics.  It's always a joy to come across life caught on film, this photo is of my aunt Grace blowing a kiss to her father Geo.  The photo was dated 1919 and at this time the family was living in Chicago.

Old Man Winter!

Today is May 1st and we have fallen back a few weeks, with a late arrival of a winter storm. This spring was moving along ok, maybe not as warm as we would like it, but ok.  Our garden is waking up just fine with parsnips, onions and rhubarb all growing nicely.  Since the soil has been snow free most of April, the soil is warming up and drying out. We are hoping to soon start planting some cooler weather plants like peas, parsnips, rutabagas, cabbage.  However, this morning the temps dropped into the mid 20's and an inch of snow lays on everything that Mother Nature could touch.  Now, we start to wait!  Again!