Friday, March 24, 2017

An old, yellowed newspaper clipping

Many years ago I read something my mother had cut out of a newspaper. I've thought about it occasionally and wondered if I still had it. I've been going through a tub of photos and memorabilia lately, and was so pleased to come upon the clipping.

If you are not religious, please do not be put off with the fact it is a prayer. The words are most meaningful, and truly are a guide to living as we get older. There is great wisdom and humor.

I looked it up on the internet and found out that it is a seventeenth century anonymous nun's prayer.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring Reading

Spring begins tomorrow at 5.29 am my time, and this is the book I plan to begin reading.

I've read the first three and so loved them. Here are book reports for the others, if you want to know who The Penderwick family is.

1. The Penderwicks

2. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

3. The Penderwicks at Point Muette

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Four and Twenty...

Blackbirds! The red-winged blackbirds came today when we'd just had a big snowstorm. They ate from the feeders, and the food spread on the ground. 

These aren't the world's best pictures because I had the zoom on and they were taken through the front door windows, but you get the idea. I counted two or three times and got 24. What do you think? Do they travel in groups of 24? Why does the old rhyme say 24? 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

What I Learned From TV - March 9

From the British television series, Born and Bred. So very worth buying from Amazon UK. If you are in the US, you need to have a DVD player that plays shows that were made in Britain. There are some listed here.

The younger doctor says to his father, also a doctor.

"Oh, Dad, it's sometimes all so difficult."

Father: "Nobody ever said life was easy. Frustrating maybe. Exciting, sometimes. Heartbreaking. Ridiculous. Never easy. But always worth it."

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Today's picture/Chickens at the bird feeders

This warm weather is bringing the chickens outdoors again, and they were delighted to find that we are feeding the birds again! They often eat right alongside the ground feeders - mourning doves, blue jays, sparrows, and crows.

I had to take the photo through the door window. It is on a bit of a zoom. Not very clear, but you get the idea. There are a few more chickens who haven't stopped by the new feeding station yet, but I expect they will in time.