Monday, December 27, 2010

blizzard to end 2010

Blizzards are similar, but not always.

This was very different

and was very nasty.

Actually this would be the last picture

but you know in this blogger

the end comes first.

This is the next day

when the sun is shining already

and the sky looks blue

like never before.

This tree was lucky, locating in a spot, where the

drift did not get to it.


The great difference was in the wind.

It was extraordinary

what was producing in the night

and still 2 more days to blow

the fury

what she got.




This picture is not in the high mountains

but on the yew bush

in front of the window.
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I was watching the "ac cu weather..." days before.

It was something big coming

from the South

up on the East Coast of USA.

That is good, because brings warm air.

But at the same time

a brutal wind got into the show

from the NW ( north west)

That was a very bad news. bad news.

Gusting 40-50-60 mi

is brutal when the snow

is coming down 2-3 inches per hour!

I live 25 mi East of NYC

and got a major blast

during the night.

Fortunately help came to dig me out.

First I could not even open the kitchen door

because a mountain was placed there

during the night.

So the rescue started there

and than dig a path

down to the street and

also clean up my car.

No need to tell:

handsome money for the young man!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

for the love of the trees continue

It was a chilly December day when a father with his 10 year old son went out to the fields to find a pine tree to decorate for Christmas as his wife told him what she wanted.
As the father looked around in the pine tree field found a very handsome tree about 10 years old. He said to his son: " See this tree,-- it is as old as you are, but if I cut it will die." The little boy with some education from school about environmental issues quickly said to his father: " I don't want the tree to die. I don't want a Christmas tree. Many kids don't have trees at home".
They turned back going home but when they arrived without the tree the woman, the house boss started to yell: " I bought all the pretty decoration, I want a live tree!" And her husband answered: " It is going to be a dead tree if I cut one",--- but she could not care less, because those trees are there to be cut she said.
So the dead tree arrived into the warm heated house, the woman happily hung those silly objects she spent good money for them.
Just a couple of days later the tree started to drop the leaves and as soon as Christmas was over she said: " What a mess this tree is making here" and she
removed the treasured decorations and tossed the tree into the burning fireplace.
The dried out pine tree ignited with such a force, that the flames shoot out burning the objects around the fireplace. The little tree had the final words:with some effort the Family had to work to put out the fire and the repair of the damage cost a nice amount.
This family had never again a "live" Christmas tree.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

December activities

Unusually cold weather came this year earlier than expected.
The birds of the sea come to town for food.
The fish moves deeper and the birds can not get them and are hungry.
This one bird is the guard for the group:
he is watching if food is coming from the humans on
the parking lot at McDonald's
and he alerts everybody when the life saving food
arrives.

Thanks to those who gives.
Giving is wonderful when you see
how the birds are grasping
the fine
nutritious food
and the pain of the hunger
calms down.


The melting snow
makes some patterns
on the asphalt parking lot.


The birds are really having a good time
because I had plenty
of food collected
from the every day left overs.




At the same time also is
Christmas giving time for humans.
Here I show 2 boxes
with goodies in them
One is for my Doctor with
the white bow,
the other is for
the secretary
naturally.





What is in it?
Wow!
If I tell you it will be a surprise:
yes cookies of course but
to
a
tea party!
Tea with no caffeine in it
made from herbs
AND little bottle
of
RUM
for a teaspoon
to make it much more enjoyable.:))))))



I also got some presents.
A very cheerful
bouquet of flowers
and
I put there an other gift
from a friend:
the red Cardinal made by
crafty artists.
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No, this is not the end of the exciting time
of giving.
More to come with
some
mishaps as well.
But in these days you should be
ready for a variety of
humans activities.






Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

About blogging

One of these days I will write about blogging and the bloggers who are giving me so much enjoyment! I will write one by one just to express my gratitude getting so much from nowhere and never known sources.
Thank you to everybody to be so sharing and caring through the cyberspace! Mostly known as Blue bird :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Healthy breakfast

Most of the ingredients are here but a few are missing like grape jelly , and banana.
Main ingredient is Oatmeal with Unprocessed bran. Flax seed is milled
and for taste I use ginger and cinnamon.
Mix with skim milk
and cook on the stove
for few minutes.
As I serve it on the table
sprinkle a bit of sugar on the top
and eat it with several
teaspoon grape jelly.


This is the tea I drink with fat free milk.


The tea is made with boiling water
pouring over
herbs in various tastes.
Caffeine free of course.



This is a good healthful portion
but not cooked to much:
you can see the banana is in one piece
after cooking.
Enjoy!
( This meal is good for high fiber diet.)






Thursday, December 2, 2010

An other blog

You : Dear Blogger perhaps don't know that I post a lot in an other blog also. This is my experimental blog. the name is: BlogMark. forgot the URL :-)))) I'll be back to let you know how to get there. Julia/blue bird

Saturday, November 27, 2010

After Thanksgiving

I was always wondering:
what happens
with the left over
pile of turkeys?
Never mind the turkeys
It is more interesting now
to bring out the Christmas stuff
what ever is possible to sell.
Pointsettas are
more beautiful
every year


For those people who like to decorate their houses
ready made evergreen wreeds are there to buy
for a nice amount of money

The decoration ideas are endless
If you want to spend more or less
there is large selection
for you


Saturday, November 20, 2010

NOVEMBER

November 11 is the day for the Veterans to remember all over the world those soldiers who died in the past wars.
As the dark days
of November arrives
it is time to
remember.

The leafs of the trees are fallen
from many trees.
The last ones
to say good bye are
the Red Oak tree leafs.

This is my hope for the future:
growing for a big
Ornamental Grass.
Just got it at the end of
the summer.



These are my very much loved late
bloomers
from the Daisy family:
They come into bloom when the frost
will arrive soon.



The trailing rose
which was covered with
abundant flowers in June
saying good bye
as the leafs will
fall.




Looking back
to a corner
in my garden
the mail box
and the bird feeder are there
for winter duties.






For last
in this post
is a sunset picture.
In a short time
I am not
taking photos
in the dark.
But will lit up with the lights.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Talking to you

Hear ya! Hear ya!
I am talking to you....


There is no man made aeroplane like this.
There is no man made aeroplane secure as this
where no crash is possible
when safely landing
in water or land
a simple bird flying
NATURE CREATION THAT IS ALL!


In deep waters on this Earth
I see only grace and beauty
as
NATURE CREATED
I am talking to you:
humans
these are to cherish
and not to destroy them.
Hear ya! Hear ya!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Studiing new camera

Thanksgiving is on the way.
Every year in this store
you will find Chrysanthemums
decorated for turkey heads.


Balloons are very much in demand in these days.


Fall decoration
with a straw dull
and
flowers of the season.



The family of Mums is the most
diversified
amazing variety
of flowers.




In the garden
the late sunshine
lit up
a
repair needed fence.





Autumn is the poetry
Poetry itself:
Endless colors
mingling
in cheerful leaves
with
evergreen:
Autumn is the poetry
written by
the good fairies.

Photographs and text by Blue Bird@
copy right.






Sunday, November 7, 2010

New Camera

These are the very first shots with my Nikon coolpix6000.
In sunshine
see those
fantastic Ornamental Grasses
thriving
after a little rain
The brutal heat and drought
did not hurt
these
Ornamental Grasses!


The first try shot:
from inside where is dark
to look out on the window
where is full sunshine
This is the way to find out
what a new camera is
all about.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Unusual duck


Just arrived from England this exclusive photo from Argo!
As he is commenting:
He was all alone
among the other
usual ducks.
Wonder what is the story?
I don't know how to find more information
about
"the Unusual duck"
Can anybody help?
It's a mighty beauty.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy times are coming

Got present from Halloween:
a new Camera!
It was dark when I wanted to feed my wild animals as they come out at night, but could not open the door! Something was in the way!
The mailman put the little package so that hit the door.
I did not force it to open but carefuly reached down: and there it was: my new camera arrived!
His name is:
Nikon Coolpix S6000!
14.2 megapixels
7 x zoom
looks like a slim matchbox
perfect for my "sneaky"
photo adventures!
yepeeeee!
who wants anything more??? :))))))))))
Oh yes! some photos?
They are coming, just give me a little time!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Greetings for Holloween

To your Health Halloween!


Actually we love each other, but
at Halloween our Love
looks different.


Cold drinks from the
Pumpkin cooler!



I got so scared!


Pumpkin's time will reach
an end,
till
next year
we come again
but
Pumpkin's seeds are piling up
to preserve
the Future Fun.




Thursday, October 28, 2010

UPDATES

Dear Blogger Friends: I was sick and that is the reason for the intermission in my blogging.
I AM OK NOW.
will get you some greetings for Holloween. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

AT HALLOWEEN

Once upon a time---- there was a little old lady living in peace and quiet with the company of her cats around enjoying the days of her "old age", rather the maturity of the time she lived.
One day she heard some knocking on the door
and she went to open
with the curious cats around.
"Who are you?"asked the old lady
" I am Death and came to take you with me".
The old lady answered:
" I am not ready, so please come tomorrow"
"OK" said the death and went away.
When tomorrow came at the same time Death was there again.
The Old Lady said:
"I told you to come tomorrow
not today "
Death went away again.
But eventually Death got angry
and yelled at the old Lady:
"I am taking you now there is no more tomorrow"
The Old Lady was just
drinking her tea dripping honey into it
and ran to her bed

grabbed the pillow what fell apart
and she put her head into it
with honey on her lips,
feathers flying all over
covering her face .


She looked so horrible and scary

that
DEATH ran away.
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Naturally the audience curiously asked:
"And she never died?"
Well the story ended when Death ran away
so we know only
That her spirit of loving life
and fighting death
THAT SPIRIT IS ALIVE
and lives in all those
ladies, who are just like her.
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I found this story
when I was looking for something
to fit a
Halloween post in my Blog.
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Illustration by Blue Bird@
all rights reserved.