Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring is Coming After All…

Just when we were ready to give up on sunshine and warmer weather, and clear skies, Mother Nature taught us a lesson today…we have a reminder or two that the seasons are on track…the first is a blooming reminder…

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The peach trees are starting to bloom…and the cold temperatures we have suffered through this winter are actually good for Texas peaches…so we are hoping for a bumper crop in the Hill Country…the day may be a little gray, but the peaches are certainly in the pink.

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And now the greatest spring miracle of all…look down toward the river bank…

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That’s right, baby ducks…well, goslings to be perfectly correct. Mama and Papa are Egyptian Geese…we were calling them ducks when they would come eat corn and bread at the deer feeder…when they visited the front yard, I began leaving birdseed and bread at the edge of the road…they always came as a pair…then only he came for a couple of days…”Do you think she is building a nest?” we wondered…”naw, still too cold”…then a couple of days later he would visit,  eat only part, then  later she would come honking up a storm and with a fierce appetite… we worried about the break in their pattern until today when Hubby announced that we were grandparents!!!Eight little goslings!!! We are so happy for our beautiful pair…We are leaving for a weeks’ vacation and can’t wait to see how big they are when we return.

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If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by to say “Hi”…and bring bread.

2 comments:

My Crafty Little Page said...

You're leaving on vacation???Great I'll come rob your house. LOL Congratulations on your little duckies - they are so adorable. Your picture of the peach blossoms is soooo good. Have a wonderful time. xoxo Nancy
PS - yes I know you have a housesitter!

Janet Magee said...

I came to your blog after visiting paper cowgirl. I am a birder and love these geese. Very very cool. Don't have those here in South Texas!

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.