Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sometimes I miss It

I love our sunsets but sometimes I am busy cooking or cleaning up after, or whatever, and before I know it it's dark and I've missed another one. I probably have more pictures of sunsets since we moved here though than anything else. Tonight as I was passing a west facing window my eye caught a glimpse of orange and if you know anything about me, I love orange. :) This is what I was blessed to see.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalm 19:1

Sweet dreams.
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mrs. Scissortail Flycatcher

We spent my husbands vacation time building a deck for our my pool. His idea. Mine would have been a week away. But whatev.
It was sweet of him to build it for me before I fell off the rickety, swaying, twisting ladder. My grandson said he was building it cause he knew if I got hurt I wouldn't be able to wait on him. Papa said he knows him too well. ha
Anyhoo, when I got up on the deck to help lay the floor I noticed this nest.
 It happens to be in the tree with the rope swing. Right in the
middle of the branch you see below. Maybe mama didn't know about hollering boys swinging from the branches when she was busy making her nest.
Which by the way was totally serendipitous. The 5th step up happens to be the perfect place to launch from.
Her nest is made totally out of cotton bolls from the field next to us. The scissortail flycatcher (our OK state bird btw) is supposed to be "aggressive in defending her nest". This one not so much. Although she may be telling them a thing or two. I couldn't hear her over the boys whooping and hollering. :)