Sunday, November 26, 2017

Random Thoughts and Photographs


I saw this at the lake and  just stood there staring at it. I love it!   It seems old and forgotten at first glance, but maybe not. The details are amazing. 



On my way to the grocery store (my least favorite place in the world), I drove by the pond at the wildlife preserve and had to back up to see what this was (because I am blind and need my camera to zoom my eyes in).  Isn't he a beaut? 


Well, shoot!  Busted! 



Ok, squint your left eye and  tilt your head.  Do you see Tinkerbell's legs and feet and wings?  I know you do, right?  Her head is buried in the clouds- she was probably gathering fairy dust. 




Thanksgiving was wonderful and sad, all at the same time.  I missed my mother terribly, and it was hard to smile and act happy when I just wanted to cry. But it was a good day and I am thankful for my family.  Everyone tells me that all the "firsts" are hard. 
 I'd post a photo of all the leftovers in my fridge, but I imagine you all can just open your own fridge and see the same thing! 
For my Canadian friends- you have probably eaten all of your leftovers, but you remember, I am sure! 

I hope everyone had a good week.  I don't do Black Friday, but I am trying to get started on my Christmas list, (and of course the tree is up...this is Katie's favorite time of year, too!) 


sharing with  Saturday's Critters &  The Bird Depot

33 comments:

Tom said...

...what a great birdhouse, I'd like in in my collection!

Out on the prairie said...

Nice Cormorant. Glad you survived the holiday, memories are fun to remember. I usually help serve somewhere and actually sat down to just a meal, no leftovers.

Kelly said...

I love that creation in the first shot! I also love the quote.
Firsts are hard. I rebounded from loss much more easily when I was young, but I'm finding things harder with age. I've yet to reach the second anniversary of my sister's death and I still miss her terribly! ((Hugs)) to you in your loss.

Michelle said...

Prayers for your continual healing! All will be well.

L. D. said...

I too like the birdhouse. I would intentionally fine weathered wood to make that. It is so great. I can't spell the kind of bird that it is but you did capture some good wildlife shots. I agree that holidays are mixed emotions time. I am the senior citizen of the family who remembers so many more relatives and families that are gone than what my kids are even aware of. I know we can't change those things of all that are gone but it does give me a lonely feeling.

Rose said...

So good to see this post...I enjoyed it. I love to see cormorants, and just don't here except every now and then and they are always too far away to take a good photo.

Farm Girl said...

Yes, firsts are so hard. Your pictures are so pretty. I love that forgotten birdhouse. I don't do Black Friday either.
Have a wonderful new week. Good for you getting that tree up.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't think we ever forget missing our moms. You must carry your camera everywhere you go. I don't do black Friday either - can you believe how fast this year went?

Ruth Hiebert said...

I like the variety of pictures. Yes,all those firsts are hard, but it does get a little less hard as time goes on.

Red Rose Alley said...

Terri, I'm sorry you missed your mother at Thanksgiving. I miss my mom too, especially
around the holidays. Sending comforting thoughts to you tonight. I love that first picture.
It looks like a church birdhouse. And what an interesting bird this is. He looks like he's
posing for you. : )

~Sheri

Felicia said...

First's are hard. I found that out when my Dad passed. keep encouraged.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I was staring at the picture of the bird house before I read your comment about staring at it yourself. It's unique and may have been quite lovely at some earlier time. Your shot of the cormorant is gorgeous. Well done. I'm sorry you're having to go through those firsts, especially at this special season of the year. But it speaks well about the quality of the relationship you enjoyed with your mother.

Elephant's Child said...

Firsts are indeed hard. I am so glad that you had family for support. It doesn't alter the pain, but it helps.
Love the cormorant.
Hugs.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That bird house is awesome. We always miss those people that were the most special to us...it is normal:)

Betsy said...

Those are fantastic bird pictures. My heart goes out to you in missing your mom over Thanksgiving. Mine has been gone 27 years. She passed when I was 29 and I have never gotten over it. The “firsts” are the hardest though. My prayers will be with you as you continue in the holiday season this year.
Blessings always, Betsy

Lea @ Lea's Menagerie said...

I hardly ever see Cormorants - you got good photos!
Life is hard sometimes, but God is good all the time!
I hope you have a good week

♥ Anni ♥ said...

I love the photos of the cormorant...the sunlight makes him shine!! Beautiful.
Couldn't see Tinkerbell tho. lol
Oh, I must say, missing a family member [daily] is difficult to begin with, the memory never fades...but the hurt will. It's good to feel the sadness and always remembering and wanting to cry. At least I think so...she's smiling down upon you and your family as I type...mother's are like that!!!

Thanks for sharing this post with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the birdhouse and the cute Cormorant posing for you! I agree the firsts are hard, try to remember the happy times. I am sure you have many happy memories of your Mom. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

eileeninmd said...

PS, thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your comment and visit too.

Changes in the wind said...

The birdhouse is amazing and I love the cross on it. That says it all. Good pictures of your duck and love how he stared you down, they aren't known for being shy. Glad you had a little time to be out and about and share with us.

Sandra said...

that piece of art is just that, a work of art. I love it to. the door knob especially. I like the little cap roof and the bell hole... what a great find. sorry you were missing your mom, I know it was hard to push on. good to see you here

Arkansas Patti said...

The bird that gets that house will be the envy of the flock. Neat-o. Holidays are always hard when we are still feeling a loss. I lost both my parents at Thanksgiving though years apart. It has been so long that now I just smile as I think warm thoughts of them. Hope you get to that stage also.

Pam Jackson said...

Adorable. I love it.

Debbie said...

nice captures of the Cormorant and i LOVE the birdhouse. it is a special one!!!

Connie said...

I love the cormorant picture. Wow! And yes, I see Tinkerbell in the clouds too. Sending you a virtual hug. Those firsts after losing a loved one are so hard.

Stephen Hayes said...

I know how hard it is spending a holiday without Mom. My mother passed away on Christmas Eve last year and she wasn't in good shape on Thanksgiving. It was hard celebrating the holiday without her.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, yes, Tinkerbell - aren't clouds so amazing? I laughed when you said you had to zoom in to 'see' - that is me, too. Great shot - a handsome fellow. The birdhouse is great - maybe someone left it there just for you :) Missing those loved ones is hard, especially during the holidays. xx Karen

Bas van Es said...

wat een geweldig mooi vogelhuis.

crafty cat corner said...

The bird house is gorgeous, so rustic looking.
We get the cormorants down here by the sea, I often see them sitting on a post with the wings outstretched drying out.
Thankyou for you comment, welcome to my blog and hope to see you again.
Briony
x

Lowcarb team member said...

I just love that birdhouse and your photograph of the cormorant.
Now you mention it I can see Tinkerbell in the clouds too!

I still find special celebrations can be difficult, it is only natural to miss those we loved ... but there are so many memories and they are always in our hearts.

Hope your Christmas preparations are coming along ...

All the best Jan

Kay G. said...

Love the photo of the cormorant.
Recall a happy memory as often as you like, you can never wear it out...
I love that quote!
Happy days to you in anticipation of Christmas!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always a time to miss those we have lost...I feel that way too. Love your Anhinga! And that beautiful old church. Happy holidays sweet friend. Hugs!

bettyl-NZ said...

Awesome photos! The bird house is a fantastic find!