July Daily Photos – Part Two

And, on with Part Two of my July Daily Photos……just a reminder, July daily topics are based on the theme of getting to know me better, so each photo will have the topic and, if necessary, a bit of extra info to explain it.

My Fave Hobby…..

Bird Watching

My Handwriting….

This Song Makes Me Happy….

When I was a teenager, we had a toy fox terrier named Daisy Mae and I used to sing her this song every day!

“Daisy, Daisy give me your answer, do. I’m half crazy over the love of you. It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage. But, you’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two!”

I Grew Up In….

this house……

and, on Saturday, we watched it disappear after the fire that resulted in a total loss about a month and a half ago!

My brother took it over and has been living in it since our mother passed a little over three years ago.

And, now, it is as if it never existed!

(And, I couldn’t believe the irony of Saturday’s photo topic, given what we had to do)

I Do This Most Days…..

Why are these things so addicting???

This Flavor Makes Me Happy….

Salty and Sweet

I Love This Film….

I’ll be back next week with whatever I find to match the Daily Topics between now and then……

 

July Daily Photos – Part One

OK, so here’s the first set of Daily Photos from my PAD Challenge! I mentioned at the end of June that this month’s theme includes all topics designed to share a bit about ourselves. So……that means that most of the photos need a little more description than just the topic name, so I’ll include the “back story” that accompanied the photo on Instagram and Facebook! Here goes:

I AM….

….in love with my little slice of paradise!

I am enjoying my retirement and loving life!

MY FAVE BELONGING….

I gave this topic a lot of thought! I had so much to choose from….do I go with something sentimental, like one of the many things I have that were my Mom’s and my Grandparents? Or do I go with something that brings up a happy memory? Hhhmmm!

Then, I caught a glimpse of my suitcases pushed into the corner of the bedroom after my last trip! PERFECT! They represent one of my favorite things to do – go on travel adventures – and they also represent a LOT of wonderful memories!

So…..at this moment, this grouping of suitcases is my fave belonging! 😊💜

MY FAVE VIEW….

Any breathtaking view is sure to be a favorite view, but if there is water involved, well then, all bets are off!!!

This is one of many photos I took while enjoying a gorgeous day watching geese at Lake Ontario at Point Breeze, NY! 

I AM GOOD AT……

Being a Dog Mom!

I AM NOT SO GOOD AT….

Gettin’ stuff done! I have a huge to-do list at home and here I am out taking photos of hay bales! LOL

MY FAVE COLOR…..

No extra explanation required! hehehe

I LOVE EATING THIS FOOD…..

Again, no additional wording necessary!

A HIGHLIGHT FROM MY DAY…..

I got my pearly whites polished at the dentist! Now I sparkle when I smile! LOL

I LOVE THIS ABOUT ME…..

If something catches my eye when I’m driving around, I pull over to snap a picture of it!

If I realize it would make a cool photo too late to safely stop, I turn around and go back!

It’s what I do! 🤗👏

Part Two of “getting to know me” will post in about a week! Bet you can’t wait!!!

Ice Cream and Good Ole Country Music

Stopped in for some ice cream at Circle R Fruit Farms on Rt 18 Saturday evening and discovered they had live music……a local country duo called Ron and Nancy One Song and they were WONDERFUL! I got there not long after they started and I hung around till they were done! They paid homage to all the greats – Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Hank Thompson, Roy Clark, Kitty Wells, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, and so many more……and a few slightly more contemporary, like Elvis and John Denver! I really enjoyed my impromptu evening out near the lake! And there was a really nice size crowd that joined me!

They’ll be back in two weeks……just might have to go have another ice cream and listen some more!!!

Geese Galore!!!

My Daily Photo Topic today was “My Fave View”, so of course, I headed to one of my favorite places in the world…..practically in my own back yard…..Point Breeze where the Oak Orchard River meets the great Lake Ontario! I was not disappointed – it was a gorgeous warm, sunny day and when I got there, I found the lake to be so calm and vividly blue against a perfect blue sky and so many geese, I couldn’t count them all!!! They were out enjoying the sun and the cool water just lounging along the shore as far as you could see and some venturing out for a swim…..and there was even a swan among them and, of course, the gazillion seagulls perched all along the break walls, as usual! It was amazing…..the perfect day!!! I sat there for probably an hour or so and just watched them…..and snapped well over 100 photos! Here are a few of my favorites – but, no, the one I chose for my photo challenge is NOT included…..you’ll have to wait till I post the first batch of photos from the July challenge to see that one! 🙂

What a joy it is to live so close to something so beautiful and to have time to just sit and enjoy it!!!

June Daily Pics – Part Three

Goodbye June and the first half of 2019…….Hello July and welcome to the second half of the year!!! WOW……

So, here’s the last of my June Daily Photos….you know the drill – the topic is listed below each photo!

A STORY

UNEXPECTED

THIS SEASON

I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT…

SUN

ON MY FRIDGE

HOLE

Courtesy of Miss Megan……her favorite hiding place in the cool dirt in the shade of the peonies!!!

So, that’s June……

The July topics will be interesting, to say the least! They are meant to get us to share a bit about ourselves! Let’s see where it takes me……

 

June Pics – Part Two

Here’s the next batch of June Daily Photos……you know the drill…….daily topic is under each photo! 🙂

PURPLE

CHOCOLATE

IN A BOWL

CIRCLE

PEACE

I WATCHED THIS

“Hi, I’m Robin! What’s your name?”

MONEY

ON MY MIND

(not much on this gorgeous first day of summer at Point Breeze)

MUSICAL

My favorite hymn and my church – both make my heart sing!

…..and…..Patsy Cline recorded the very best version of this song!!!

That’s all for now……..

Morning Drama at the Buffet

Yesterday was an interesting day at the Pritt Bird Buffet! I spent a good portion of the morning watching all the drama unfold from my den window and enjoying all the different visitors….some of which were, shall I say, a bit strange! You see, I had just put out some fresh offerings on the menu the evening before and the diners were out in full force……for that, and maybe also for the fresh, plump worms the rain was most likely enticing out of the ground!

First up……the hummingbirds – these feeders are right outside my window on the front porch between two large hanging flower pots. I have a hummer feeder and an oriole feeder, but really only get hummers feeding at both feeders and also the flowers — LOTS and LOTS of hummers!!!

And, now for the drama at the buffet:

Of course, it wouldn’t be a morning at the buffet without a squirrel visiting……

“Peanuts? Which station has the peanuts?”

“Aaahhh…..here they are!!!”

“I’ll just take one…..”

“…..well, maybe two…..can I get two?”

“YES! I fit two……thank you!”

And, then there were two Blue Jays……they usually come in turns – come, grab a peanut, and leave and another comes for his turn and so on…….but, this morning, they caused a bit of drama by coming together for each of their servings!

“I’m here for the peanuts……you can have the meal worms!”

“Hey, what are YOU doing here? There’s only room for one of us at the peanut station!”

“Yeah, ME! SCRAM!”

The poor starling was collateral damage in the fight…..

“Is he gone? Those peanuts are MINE!”

“There you are…..hiding, I see!”

“You stay right there…….I’m going in for the peanuts!”

“YES! I got the prize!”

“Let me see……is he gone? OK, my turn!”

“Finally, I got my peanut!”

“Thank you…..I’ll be back!”

And, there were crows…….I love to watch the crows……they strut around the outer perimeter of the buffet like they aren’t really interested……just giving it a wide birth with a nonchalant peek every once in a while to check it out……like a stud at the beach – wanting to be seen while giving the appearance of non-interest…..then, when the coast is clear, they meander over to see what has been dropped on the ground for them to steal! They crack me up!!!

And, there were a lot of other birds there for the food and the company without the drama…..

My wonderful mourning doves……I love them so!!!

A few robins……always a pleasure to see……they love the meal worms!!!

The swallows (or whatever they are……I think barn swallows???)

And a friend……

And, of course, the starlings…..lots of starlings……they tend to clean me out of the seed cakes and suet, but I know they have to eat, too!

When my squirrel friend came back, he found that the blue jays had finished off all the peanuts, but he was happy with the seed cakes, too!

But……..my most interesting and potentially the most drama producing visitor of the morning was…….

A CAT!!!!

I watched patiently to be sure none of my bird friends came back while he was there…..but, ended up surprised to see…….

He seemed interested in the suet!!!!

And, he actually started licking it and biting at it…….and had himself a little snack!!!

And, when he was done, he sat for a bit…….

And, then was on his way…….

I’ve had deer eating from the buffet and squirrels and, of course, birds……but never a cat!!! I have had cats come by and try to get a nice bird for their meal and drink out of the bird bath, when I had one out there (which reminds me, I need to get another one……hhhmmm), but never had a cat actually eat off the menu!!! LOL

So……yesterday was full of drama and entertainment…..today, is equally as entertaining, but not as much drama cause the “good stuff” (the peanuts and meal worms) are gone. So, I guess I’d better stop looking for more fun and get my day started!!!