Thursday, April 1, 2010

Lively Goings On...

Every year around my birthday- these Wisteria begin to bloom. 
I'm not one for big deals- but I'll tell you my 
birthday was last week. 
They were just beginning to bloom then--
but wow! what a difference 
1 week makes! 
This one is planted in Memory of my Mom. 

I like to plant things around my yard 
"In Memory of" 

"Or in Honor of"

The one in the background here- 
In Honor of my Mother In Love
(who has since passed and I've planted something in memory of I'll show later) 

Beth at Cricket Crossing mentioned these crosses
in the Pine trees
 that the Pine trees 
know when Easter is here. 
Can you see the little one right above this text? 

This is a close up of some crosses higher up in the trees. 
God is wonderful! 
His ways are higher than ours. 
One of my daughters lives next door to us. 
She has a pair of road runners living under her house. 

I've been trying to get some pictures- 
this is the male
He is making a run from some groceries! 
This picture the wind was blowing his feathers. 
He is near the road 
looking for worms and bugs. 

He actually saw me following him with my camera; 
but that didn't deter him
he kept right on hunting-
as long as I kept my distance. 

This is him through the fence -- 
this was actually the closest he let me get to him. 

I know this is a dark picture-- can you see him on top of the tv? 

How about below? 

Well, I know you'll be able to see him in the next picture! 
He jumped over the child gate at the daughter's house, 
came right on in and was checking himself out in the dressing table mirror. 
Honey had to go over and shoo him out side. 

He got a little flustered.
The Road Runner- 
not Honey.  

This action shot turned out pretty good for me! 
check out his coloring. 

He made it out. 


God bless You today-
Thanks for reading



Necel from the Old House in Texas said...

Great minds think alike because my post for today is also wisteria, including a photo of it now and one from a week ago. It sure is gorgeous, isn't it?

Sandy said...

How funny to have a road runner in one's house! Who would have thought? Great pictures...thanks for sharing.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

The Boston Lady said...

First of all, Happy Birthday, or should I say "bird-day". Love your "in memory of" Wisteria, how beautiful, both the sentiment and the flowers.

Action shot of Road Runner had me laughing. You must be very fast with that camera! said...

great pictures! love this post! Funny bird!
happy belated birthday!

Prior said...

Happy late B'day! The road runner pictures are great! Glad you had your camera ready! Love the wisteria, always thought they would look great on an arbor for a garden wedding, and the idea of a memory, honor garden, lovely! Great Post!

Coleen's Corner said...

I don't know where to begin! Beautiful plants - awesome crosses and a Roadrunner in the house! I think it is wonderful you plant memorials - very touching. And what is that pretty yellow thing behind that bird? A cool window?

Coleen's Corner said...

And dang it! I forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday too!

Kolein said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Pat, happy birthday to YOU....and many moooooore!!!!

The wisteria tree/bush is one of my favorites! Yours is gorgeous!

The road runner must have been a hoot for everyone! Great photos! I'll be showing my boys tomorrow!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Aw shucks! You shouldn't have Kolein- and all of you for the birthday wishes-- it was just a point of reference- really!
So Thank you all very much--

now -- Knock it off!

Jenn said...

Oh My I can only imagine the commotion the Road Runner made INSIDE the house! I'm glad everyone was okay in the end! ;D

Brenda Kula said...

That roadrunner story was so funny I liked to have choked on my cereal! I have memorials around my yard for people and pets I've loved and lost. Plant flowers there and feel their presence.

Laura said...

First of all Happy Birthday-
I too am a Texas blogger.
I love what your sidebar says about retirement.
Happy Easter weekend- how nice to have your daughter next door, roadrunner and all!


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Amy Kinser said...

I love the crosses! How great is that!

The roadrunner coming into the house probably would have scared me to death. How funny.