Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bad Hair Day

This poor white egret was having a bad hair day the day I took her picture in Florida.

Here is another one on a different day whose hair was a little better.  Can anyone tell me why one has a black bill and yellow feet and the other has a yellow bill and black feet?

I am joining Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday here

Thanks for stopping!  I hope everyone on the East Coast is safe and warm.
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Small Barn Quilt

A couple of weeks ago on my way to my daughter's in Waconia, I am across this barn with a small barn quilt.

A little closer look at the quilt.

I'll be joining Amy at the Barn Collective

Thanks for all your birthday wishes for my Twins
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5

1.  My babies are turning 45 today.  How did that happen.  Here they are when they were about a year old.

Here they are again in 1988 when they were graduating.  Look at that 80's hair!

2.  I just finished reading the book, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.   Wow, what a story of survival.  I had always heard and read about WW II in the European theater , but didn't know much about the Pacific theater.  What an eye opener.

3.  Last week we had horribly cold weather with a blizzard one day that had wind gusts of 35 to 45 mile an hour.  One of my bird feeders blew away and I haven't found it yet.  Today though is sunny and 35 degrees predicted.  Much better.

4.  Next week I will be going back to Mayo Clinic for follow-up to see if the spots on my lungs have grown.

5.  Last weekend I went to my daughter's to see my granddaughter in her Show Choir performance.  What energy those kids have.  So fun to watch.

Guess that's all the Willy Nilly things I have for this week.  Stop over here to see what other people are saying for Willy Nilly Friday 5.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Birds on the Beach

These are a couple of birds I saw on my first day in Florida.

Sea Gulls


The sandpipers were very quick so I had a hard time getting a good picture of them.  I'll be showing more birds from Florida later.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My first time ever

Spotting a  Great Blue Heron.  Seen at a rookery in Venice, FL heading for his nest.

Head down in the nest.  He's either helping build the nest or feeding a baby.

Posing for me.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

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