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Tales of a British expat, transplanted into the lush Tennessee countryside. Lover of old, time-worn, and antique. Tea-drinker, flower-grower, animal-nurturer.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Flew the Coop....
wide world today.
The last I saw of them, they were flying awkwardly across the new Spring grass, their mum screaming frantically behind.
I could have swore I saw her covering her eyes, with her wing !
Stay safe my little friends .........
Sunday, April 26, 2009
" The Renee Award"
In true "share the love" style, I am passing this award along to the following fellow bloggers, who inspire and delight me, with every visit to their blog.
Sarah @ Brit Gal' in the USA
Rue @ Rue's peanut butter and jelly life
Jill @ Jill of all Trades
Frances and Denis @ England Rents, Rants, & Raves
Betsy @ Joyful Reflections
Denise @ An English Girl Rambles
These ladies have such wonderful, entertaining, and varied blogs.
They make my" daily popping in to visit" list everyday..... pay them a visit, you'll see why !
Sharing the Love...
Pop on over and give her a visit, you'll be delighted.
Thank you Jane, I am truly humbled ...
The rules are: Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
Pass the award to 5 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Here are my 5 favorites that you really should visit if you haven’t already discovered them:
Hootin' Holler Musings
The Cottage On The Curve
A Chef in the Garden
Pay them a visit, you'll be glad you did !
Friday, April 24, 2009
Update on the Babies....
I'm sure it won't be much longer before they'll be trying out their new wings.
I've padded the porch floor with thick towels, in the event they tumble head first, out of their cozy little abode.
I'm doing my best to keep all cats, at bay......
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Fixing the Car....
Monday, April 20, 2009
Reclaiming the Land
Woods have laid dormant for who knows how many years, and the undergrowth is thick and impassable.
The main problem are the numerous piles of dead trees, some of them choked with invasive poison oak and ivy vines.
There is a wet branch running through the back of the land. Deer, wild turkeys, fox, and coyotes have all depended upon it for survival.
It has become blocked with fallen trees, and we are faced with cleaning and restoring it, so it is functionally sound once again.
Undergrowth filled with poison oak
Building a new workshop.
Hoping for lots of new birdhouses when finished :)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Mrs. Robin Has Done a Fine Job !
Not the best picture I'm afraid, but I wanted to get as close as I dared, and show the new arrivals......
All three eggs have hatched, one of the babies, was hiding beneath the other two.
I've named them Larry, Daryl, and Daryl :)
On the nest.
Warm blue eggs
Beneath your chest.
Hatch, hatch, hatch.
Call for food
Dad goes to catch.
Brings food back.
Stretch for their snack.
Poem by James Danielson
Previous related posting link : http://abritintn.blogspot.com/2009/04/renewed-birth.html
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
In Memory of Willie Cat....
Monday, April 13, 2009
"The year's at the Spring,
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Blessings To You This Easter...
A special time to share a family meal, enjoy the fun of Easter egg hunting, a time to worship together, and a time to rejoice.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Appalachia : A History of Mountains and People.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Gallons of Stoneware Crocks.....
Nestled Indiana Blue Stoneware.....
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Stacks of Old Wooden Bread Boards....
Friday, April 3, 2009
White Ironstone Pitchers...
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This is the modified version.....
Mrs. Robin added some of her own touches.......
The next day...........
She's been a busy little bird....