Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Home Bodies and Birds day!

It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.  ~Author Unknown

We became home bodies today, we hung around the house, finished up the serious cleaning, and ate both meals here today! We made time to set out back at the pond and enjoy it up close and personal!! (Until the automatic sprinklers came on! :)  Ahhhhh this is the life! I sure could get used to this!! We have considered changing our cell phone numbers and just 'disappearing' no one knows where our house is but Jess and Brad, and they won't tell (even if they remember!) :)

The ducks here are colored just a little different than at home, she hung around our pond this morning! 

All the other birds we see around here are egrets, osprey, ibis, storks etc.  I'm not sure if there are any 'regular' birds around here, like chickadees and sparrows or cardinals and robins!! But that's just fine!! We see flocks of egrets or ibis all the time flying overhead!!

This osprey was perched on this house across the pond just checking our his domain!

While I was writing this, I noticed a 'battle' between a Great Blue Heron and an Osprey.  The Heron was at the top of the roof where the osprey had been earlier, and the osprey was being very vocal about it!

Before too long, the heron decided to do some fishing, and left his place 'at the top!'
I worked some more at making things 'homey' around here, got a few pictures hung...

Remember these?

I love this, in case you can't read it, it says "How beautiful it is to do nothing and then rest afterward" :)

...and got the guest room cleaned up and bed made with 'our stuff'!

Appropriate for 'Shelllady' don't you think?

I just have to patch some holes from the other curtains and hang the ours!!  It's ready for you .....come on down!! :)

I am going to wait to hang the curtains in the den until I get some more curtain rods, and we are probably going to have some window work done, so I will wait until that is done.

Enough for now, it's slowly but surely becoming our own!!




  1. You are rockin' it! Everything looks so nice.

  2. Thanks Kim! I have a long way to go and I suspect things will move around some as I find more stuff I like, but I gotta start somewhere Right?!