Shelibean Our Bye-Bye Boy

Our handsome little Shelibean gets super excited when I ask him if he wants to go bye-bye. He’ll dance around, until we scoop him up and leave. He really enjoys going for rides.
When he was younger, he absolutely hated rides. He would howl, bark and whine the entire time we would take him anywhere, no matter the length of the journey. Front seat, back seat or kennel it did not matter, he was not a happy passenger.
Then I started sitting him on a towel on the center console. He didn’t fuss as much and now he sits there quite nicely.
However,
We realized that just sitting him there, wouldn’t be the safest thing if there was an accident. So we figured it was time to get him a car seat.
We originally were going to make one ourselves, then I was shopping online and found a ready-made one for a reasonable price.
I took it out of the box and began to set it up. Shelibean claimed it before I could even zip up the front flap.
He snuggled down in it, so I left him there to take a nice long a nap. He was so cute all curled up like a sweet baby.
The car seat installed easily with straps that wrap around the console compartment lid. I placed Sheli in it and he proudly sit up like it was his throne.
What I like about this seat, is it, hopefully, protects Sheli better. It also has a lead that can attach to his collar to restrain him when need be.
Now when we go for a ride, SheliBean is the King of the car sitting in his throne being the handsome Alpha-dog he is.

So this is the last day of November. We haven’t put up one solitary decoration yet. It feels kind of strange not to already have out tree up. We’re having some work done on the house soon and we’d have to move the decor out of the way. Hopefully, if the weather behaves, the work will be done and finished mid-December.
And then the decorating madness can begin. 😍

I hope y’all are happily making plans and looking forward to the upcoming holidays.

 


 

Wildlife Wednesday – Mockingbabies



While trimming one of our snowball bushes, my husband found a nest of wee mockingbirdies. They were so cute.


The parents kept bringing the fledglings food.
Then, one afternoon, we watched a fledgling flexing its wings as it ran across the yard. Over the next couple days, the other fledglings, like the first one, ran and with short hops and flights as they learned to fly up to the treetops.
And now the nest is empty.

You know it never ceases to amaze me how quickly baby birds learn to fly.

Bird watching made for an extra bit of joy over the past few days.

I hope you all have an enjoyable rest of the week!

 


 

Doves and Classic Impressions Needlepoint Update

I had planned to do only a wild-bird Wednesday, but I decided to add a work-in-progress Wednesday along with it.
This needlework has been super-duper slow project because I get sidetracked so easily. It’s the same ‘Classic Impressions Needlepoint‘ That I posted about 1-22-2020. Hard to believe it’s been over 2 years and I’ve still not finished it. I hope to finish it this year, but I might not. We’ll see.

Wishing you all a cool and comfortable rest of the week.

 


 

Wild Bird Wednesday – Mockingbird – Feeding the wee ones


There’s a couple of mockingbirds that are nesting in the edge of the woods. We watch them hunt and fly back to the woods to feed their wee ones. I was fortunate to get a photo of this one with it’s prey in it’s mouth as it rested in top of one of my Rose of Sharon bushes.
A pretty good photo to start the month with for a wild-bird Wednesday!

Wishing you all a pleasant June!

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Sunny Spring Saturday

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My daffodils were so pretty this year. They began blooming last of February and then burst into a glorious display early March. I had began to think they were safe from snow
and then…
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March 12, 2022 we got a heavy, but pretty snowfall.
It caused my daffodils to freeze-to-death.
That made me sad.
However, at least we’re done with that ‘snow-laying-on-daffodils-once’.
Now Spring can continue to bud and bloom…
(until our last frost in a month or so, which hopefully won’t freeze so hard that it bites all the beautiful green things to death.)
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Speaking of Spring, my day-lilies have awoken and are growing. Shelibean posed in front of them for me.
Bless my wee-boy’s-heart, he’s starting to show his age, thankfully he’s still a puppy at heart and a loving, happy little soul.

Happy Spring to you all!


Wildbird Wednesday – Fine Feathered PhotoBomb – Hummingbird



I was taking to a photo of our pretty small sunflowers,
My husband said, “Hey there’s a hummingbird!”.
As I clicked the photo, I asked, “Where?” and looked up.
My husband pointed and replied, “There!”
The hummingbird buzzed over my head. I said, ” Shucks, I wish I’d seen it sooner, I’d of tried to take a picture of it.”
Imagine how tickled I was when I was going through my photos and discovered that I got a photo of the wee winged wonder after all.

I wish you all a great rest of the week!

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BumbleBeeuaty on Hosta bloom

Good Monday Morning!

This morning, I saw this beautiful bumblebee in my hostas. It rested long enough for me to get a fairly good photo. I was so happy with it, that I decided to share it here for your viewing pleasure.

I was going to write on the meaning of bumblebees
 however, when I looked up the meaning, I read so many different ones that I couldn’t decide which one would be fitting to share.

So, I’ll just comment on what it meant to me, ‘Seeing a bumblebee, feeding in my flowerbed, was a blessing. It gave me a sense of hope and comfort for the Summer days to come.’

How about you, is there a moment spent with nature that makes you feel blessed and hopeful or comforts you?

Wishing you all a pleasant week of hope and comfort.