Saturday, August 31, 2013

~ August ....

..... break.
Cripe!  It looks like I took an "August Break" without even trying ... or wanting ... to.
What the heck is up with that?
It's not like I haven't visited your blogs .... I have.
It's not like I have been in a funk .... I haven't been.
It's not like I have no ideas .... heck, I've got tons!!!
So, what gives?
Must be the heat and humidity of July just wiped me out clear through August.
This was just one hot and humid summer for the records.
The a/c was running 24/7 for quite some time.
In fact, it is back on and I am not a happy camper.
I am so ready for Fall.
With that said ....
do you remember my sad rejection from the hummingbirds?
Yes, they refuse to visit.
I took the feeder down and replaced it with a finch feeder.
Well ...
to my delight ...
they appear to be much more sociable.
I won't bombard you with tons of photos at once.
I'll just give you one peek at one of the visitors
who appears to be quite friendly
and photogenic.
I think she/he is overwhelmed with the smorgasbord! 
So, there ya have it.
I finally have visitors.
And now ... to head over to Nancy at "A Rural Journal"
and play along with "Random 5 Friday".
                                         1.  How tall are you?   I'm 5'4" and shrinking.  Hey, it happens!        
                                         2.  A few years back I had lasik surgery on one eye only.
                                              My right eye.   I have scar tissue on my left eye
                                              due to ....
                                         3.  ....shingles which I had about 10 years ago.
                                              I hope none of you ever have to experience it.
                                        4.  I used to be bi-lingual. 
                                             Sadly, I've forgotten about 50% of my French-Canadian language.
                                             In grammar school we had classes in English in the morning
                                             and then classes in French in the afternoon.   When home, my parents
                                             spoke to us in French.   C'est la vie!!
                                        5.  I hated high school until my Senior year .... then it was okay. 
                                             Mostly because I cut classes a lot (not proud of that now).  
                                             And because my personality changed ... and I started liking myself.



  1. Love your facts -- I wasn't much in love with high school either, not even my senior year. Let me out! :)

  2. GIRLLLLLLLLLLL~ i LOVE your visitor! I can not WAIT to see more of them! Love your random 5 and learning more stuff on ya!! you know i'm ALWAYS happy to see you post. xoxoxo

  3. An absolutely gorgeous photo!
    Have a great week-end!
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.
    Lea's Menagerie

  4. Yeah for feathered friends. I am so envious of people who grew up in a region that recognized the benefits of teaching children a second language from the 'get-go'. I only wish I could remember much if any of the French I learned while in school - maybe one day I'll spring for Rosetta Stone and revisit the language. Enjoy your weekend (we're back to the outrageous humidity and high temps after being spoiled for several weeks of premature Autumn).

    Thank you for your many kind words on my blog - they are more appreciated than you know.

  5. I hear ya! I hate hot weather!!! Glad you finally got a nice bird to visit:)

  6. I'm not sure if it is my computer...but I can't see your p hoto :(. Like you, I NEVER have luck with hummingbirds. But Goldfinches? Now you're talkin'! :)

  7. Boohoo I can't see your Finches:(
    From a finch lover :)

  8. Now I see it:) I just love them..
    You know ..if you had a French would come back very quickly..

  9. I disliked school from the get go- never had a "best" year. But college was fun! Love your cute little finch!

  10. I love your hummer! And I hear ya on the 'shrinking'.

  11. I agree with you 100%...I am so ready for fall to be here and for the summer heatwaves to go away! Have a great week!


  12. I am so happy to see you have a new little visitor, What a cute photo of him/her..


  13. I can completely relate to your August break. I haven't taken an actual break, but I might as well have. I'm hoping September will bring me back into my groove. Cute little bird!

  14. Cute shot of the little chickadee! :)

  15. Cute shot of the little chickadee! :)

  16. I love love your blog!

  17. What a cute little birdie...and he does look delighted at the sight of all that seed! :D I'm with you. I'm so done with summer. I can't wait for it to cool down and the humidity to go away. Interesting random facts! :)


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