You Are Getting Sleepy, Very Sleepy

Sleepy Bird

Sleepy Bird

This little bird, a baby sparrow, was certainly a sleepy bird. I guess being new to the world can be tiring! He sure was relaxed. I was able to walk right up close to him to get these pictures! Here is the sleepy sequence:

Resting Bird

Resting Bird

Drowsy Bird

Drowsy Bird

Sleepy Bird

Sleepy Bird

He was so sleepy, he even fell asleep at the bird feeder! Bless his sweet heart!

Should I eat? Or, should I sleep? That’s relaxed!

*posted in response to the daily post weekly photo challenge:

November-The Changing Seasons V2 (Color Magic)



November Haiku (Magic)

Leaves changing color
Bold and bright against the sky
November magic!

posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: magic

This is also my Version 2 entry into Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons Challenge. Check out his blog for other interpretations of the theme and think about joining us in the challenge! You can see my previous entries by clicking on the Changing Seasons header at the top of my page.

Tiny Birds

Tiny Hummingbird

Tiny Hummingbird

Hummingbird Gallery

I just love the tiny hummingbird! This year, the little birds graced my backyard from July 12th to September 15th. To be so small, they sure brought me big joy! Every sighting brought a thrill. To be able to watch the tiny birds zoom in and out of the yard in all their amazing beauty was a gift. The birds that come here to Virginia are Ruby Throated hummingbirds. Here is a sampling of the birds that came to visit this year.

These tiny birds, of about 3 inches in size, can fly as fast as 60 miles per hour and flap their wings up to 70 times in a second! They migrate to Mexico and return each year around the same time. To see more of my hummingbird posts, you can click on the hummingbird header at the top of my page! You can see some other birds by going to the birds header! Enjoy the view!

***posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: tiny

Chaos Theory



Chaos Haiku (Disarray)

Random Disarray
One thing leads to another
Butterfly Effect

Posted for the Daily Post weekly photo challenge:

October-The Changing Seasons V2



October Haiku (Heavy)

Autumnal brackets
Bear the weight of October
Heavy with regret

This is my Version 2 entry into Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons Challenge. Check out his blog for other interpretations of the theme and think about joining us in the challenge! You can see my previous entries by clicking on the Changing Seasons header at the top of my page.

Secret Keeper

Turned to Stone

Turned to Stone

I am fascinated by this statue that I saw as I walked around my neighborhood. I think the unbalanced proportions and worn edges are intriguing. Is it time worn or timeless? Is it settled or evolving? It seems to be in a state of transmogrification. Is it a lion? A dog? The Sphinx? Perhaps it is a mysterious stone guardian of neighborhood secrets!

*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: transmogrify
This week, the theme is transmogrify. Transform. Morph. Change. Show something already transformed, on the cusp of transformation, or that you wish you could transform.

Local Cola and More

Local Cola

Local Cola

One fact about my city of Roanoke, Virginia – Coca Cola is local. A Coca Cola Bottling Company has been here since 1902. One fact about me – I start just about every day with a Diet Coke!

I was born in Roanoke. My roots are here and I still call Roanoke my home. To me, Roanoke is just the right mix of suburb living, city venues and country mountain views!

Take a look around!

To see my post and expansive views of beautiful Roanoke from way atop Mill Mountain look here!

To see my post of a closer view of downtown city buildings in black and white look here!

Look no farther than my previous post to see my nostalgic thoughts on the city!

*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: Local

Signs of Nostalgia


These signs have sat atop buildings in downtown Roanoke since I was a child. Not so long ago, I took this picture through the window as I sat in the passenger seat of a moving car. That’s why I managed to cut off part of the H&C coffee sign. At least I got most of it along with the full Dr. Pepper bottle top sign!

When I was a child, I loved seeing these neon signs lit up against the night sky. It was a treat of sorts when my dad would drive us past these local landmarks. It was a simple pleasure, and unforgettable.

Even now, whenever I spot the signs, I am reminded of how much I loved these special signs as a kid. I guess I still do!

*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge:

September (Sunflowers)-The Changing Seasons

September Sunflowers

September Sunflowers

*V2 and V1 photo gallery*

September Haiku (Turn)

Walking from summer
Ambivalent September
Turns to face the sun

I recently had a chance to go to the first annual Sunflower Festival at Beaver Dam Farm in a neighboring county. It was amazing to see so many sunflowers – 30 acres with around 600,000 black oil sunflowers in the fields! Set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the magnificent sea of big golden flowers was beautiful and mesmerizing.

It really does make you smile to be around all those happy flowers!

This is my Version 2 and Version 1 gallery entry into Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons Challenge. Check out his blog for other interpretations of the theme and think about joining us in the challenge! You can see my previous entries by clicking on the Changing Seasons header at the top of my page.

Over the Dam Edge

Dam Waterfall

Dam Waterfall

Okay, it’s a real dam. The water falling over the edge of the Mason Mill Park dam into Tinker Creek was a pretty sight on a sunny day. Very calming and peaceful.

Here is what nearly took me over the edge!

Northern Water Snake

Northern Water Snake

Even though it turns out that this water snake is not poisonous, it was unsettling to see it at the time. It was swimming upstream really fast and I wondered if any others were on land near my feet! I didn’t see any, so I’m sure that means none were there. Right?

*posted in response to the daily post weekly photo challenge:

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