So I have a blog friend that is a hooker. A hooker of rugs of course. I have been following Kim at her blog Millie’s Mats for a long time. I won a giveaway on her blog a few years back, a lovely autumn leaf mat that sits on my coffee table year round. Recently she was hooking a chicken that began to take on a life of its own for me. Chicky Kim was calling her, giving her life don’t you know. I am doing a new room that is supposed to be my room for a little me time away from the TV and to just be. I decided I wanted Miss Chicky, who evolved into a pillow. I had ordered two chairs (had to be two chairs cause someBODY in the house was not to be denied) back in November which were finally delivered last week and I emailed Kim a shot of the chairs to see if Miss Chicky would do to roost in the new room. It was a go! And so I got mail.
Miss Chicky came flat and I stuffed her and she came to roost in the new room which is still in transition. A sweet little blue dishcloth made by Kim was included cause she just does thoughtful nice things like that.
My Spring Chicken, Miss Chicky thanks to Kim!
She is just the cutest, Miss Chicky. Kim too! Visit Kim’s blog Millie’s Mats, she features Rug Hooking and Everyday Life. She has a link to her Etsy shop where she sells her lovely beautiful quality hooked rugs.
Room in the process of trying to find its personality, its individuality, its Pix-ness. I am planning on putting up some of my barn shots and little birds of all kinds will probably find their way to this room. The room does snoop out into the back woods and flowerbed that is full of birds and their feathery goings on. You might notice that Iris and Flo had to get all up in the redo. Those chairs keep changing colors, couldn’t be the picture taker. The chairs are true to color in the middle shot. More red but kinda leaning towards cranberry..
Good thing I didn’t title this Wordless Wednesday!
We had our first afternoon out Under the Oaks yesterday afternoon listening to Mr. Smokey Robinson’s Time Flies and watching the Bluebirds fighting over a bluebird house. We have six bluebird houses but they all wanted the same one. It has been a long wait to get back out Under the Oaks. That is not my beer. I was drinking water. Seriously. I know! Hard to believe, huh? Which brings me to my Random Five this Friday.
- I drink lots of water. I drink between 8 and 10 20 FL OZ bottles of water every day.
- I was born without tonsils or wisdom teeth. Lucky me!
- Six months after my 16th birthday my Dad took me to get my driver’s license. When he parked the car he turned the front wheels into the curb. I did not take note of that maneuver. I jumped out and got behind the wheel, oh happy day! Officer Friendly, with his little brown clipboard ducked his flat top haircut head under the door frame and sat down. I started the car and put it in drive and was met with some resistance. Officer Friendly said that I might want to give it a little more gas. I did. I ran over the curb and hit the parking meter. I didn’t get my driver’s license for another six months. I actually am a very good driver. Ask my family.
- My first car was a turquoise VW Beetle with a stick. I have owned 5 Beetles but am now without a Beetle.
- I am not able to go a day without spooning out and eating a blob of Jiff Hazelnut and Chocolate spread followed by a glob of Jiff PB.
I know she is just another picture of a little brown Fox Squirrel but she is special. This is Suzy. Suzy Q. And this is her second year with us and as I walk my heart healthy laps these Fall days it is clear to me that she is Old Man Squirrel’s little girl. She is just like him. She follows me on a short bit of my walk, makes sure I’m watching her and she waits patiently for the hickory nuts CH leaves under her tree. The Old Man Squirrel’s tree. She joins us at 4 Under the Oaks looking for acorns while we sit close to the chiminea to stay warm. She is such a nice gift this Fall. It took a bit for her to warm up to us but now we know Old Man Squirrel left us this gift.
Joining Linda at Wordless Wednesday Again.
And Linda I done you proud. I am totally NOT wordless but so wordy you may have to rename this Chatty Wednesday!
Our butterfly bush in the west flower bed just doesn’t want to let the drought win. It cooked during the furnace of a summer we had and popped some blooms with the rain and beautiful weather we have been having. I think it even got bit by a couple of frosts. That is one of our Oaks in the background dressed in orange. One of our Crepe Myrtles is popping some little blooms too! In November! I snapped this yesterday after lunch using aperture priority. It is SOOC with a small crop to cut out an ugly weed that wandered into the picture. I did size it in Photobucket.
Texture is Braveheart from Nancy at A Rural Journal.
Click please. I couldn’t get the button to link back to the Leaves for Leontien Post.
Sending hugs and prayers!
I am linking up with Sunday Stills Signs of September/Fall and Nancy’s Your Sunday Best this last day of September. I hear Earth Wind and Fire’s September tune dancing in my mind. Twinkling my memories. I might have taken a few liberties with the lyrics. Maybe..
Living Country in Missouri USA.
Rain fell ever so gently out of a rumbly sky on the Tiny Ten the whole dang night. It isn’t much, but we will take it.
Joining Linda at her Wordless Wednesday Blog.
I know, I know. I have a hard time being wordless.
*Shot these photos at 7am this morning and no it was not 80 degrees. The temp thingie had a meltdown this summer. Like me.
Joining Linda at her Wordless Wednesday blog !
Oaks at the Tiny Ten
This is for you Nandini, the color original..
Painting the front porch welcome grate. Truthfully, taking a picture of the front porch welcome grate that CH painted while I fiddled around and took a picture of my shadow. Kinda how things go here. CH does the work outside and I take pictures.
For more shadows click Sunday Stills!
Yesterday thankfully Hurricane Issac got his rain-filled self up to Missouri and gently and consistently dropped a little over two inches of rain all day on the Tiny Ten. We hadn’t had rain since the first week of May. I have been sad. Sad for the farmers and people that raise livestock, sad for the wildlife and sad for us. I have been cranky. I have been hot. There were other issues too. I have been neglectful in commenting and blogging because I didn’t think I could keep my cranky and whining self from being a depressing pain in the butt. So, I stayed quiet. Yesterday I sat on the porch with CH and at 4:30 we had wine time and I smiled because I think we may have turned the corner on this drought and heat. Fingers crossed. The new Teva sandals that Big Brown brought right before wine time helped with the smile too. We watched Suzy and Mr. Suzy Brown Squirrel cavort in the rain Under the Oaks. Fall is on the way. I picked up my camera and clicked for the first time since May. Today is the first day of September, my birthday month. I don’t think I want to be quiet no more!
Joining up with Linda at Wordless Wednesday Again.
Enjoy your July 4th EveryBODY!
AnyBODY out there like to share their views about Tweeting. Not bird speak kind of tweeting but peep tweets. Twitter! I am flirting with opening a Twitter account because I have not spent enough time on the computer every ding dang day…!!! I don’t think I even understand twittering or tweeting but I am all curious because I see blogs I read that “tweet” and I think I might be missing something and I don’t want that to happen… Or has Tweeting twittered out? I am so up on all the social stuff on the computer that it has taken me 4011 years to think about peeping, twittering or tweeting. Any tweets of wisdom?
Bugs and beer. Summer in the country. Under the Oaks.
Joining Linda at Wordless Wednesday Again!
I simply could not take that dark Little Red barn picture one more ding dang minute so I am posting todays wine time enjoyed on this glorious Thursday afternoon courtesy of MissouREE Spring weather behaving at its very absolute best. Enough said.
Horse barn on the way to Columbia, MO on Highway 63. Usually there are horses but you know when I wanted to take a picture not a horse was to be seen. They also have the cutest black llamas with white faces. We always look for them. This was another FOOD trip too. Of course. Mandarin House. Moo Goo Gai Pan and Ja Bong. Who would have ever thought? Hunting Charming Barns~an excellent excuse to eat FOOD. Happened again yesterday. A trip to Springfield, MO to snap barns. Lunch at Red Robin and came home with a coffee table too. How did that happen?
On a sidenote, Mr. Tanager arrived yesterday or early this morning to the Tiny Ten for his fourth season with us. He let us know this morning from his perch in the tree right outside the porch. Chuckie tuckie tuck! Chuckie tuckie tuck! He has lots to say. All day. Every day. Loudly. We can’t wait to hear it in April. Let summer begin! I WILL be trying to get a new picture of him. His girlie, if all works out right, will be here in a few days.
Click Tricia’s Charming Barn for more barn photos!
I have always loved this quote. It seems an especially good quote for people who love to take pictures. And it works well for people that love the outdoors. And so this quote finds a place in this post. It is also in tiny type at the footer of my blog. And that is all for this Sunday as we batten down in growing darkness for storms heading our way. Stay safe everyBODY in rumbly windy places today!
Wishes for Spring are coming true…
Daffodils on The Porch. Kermie too!
Spring Peepers singing their frog song.
March days full of happy bird speak.
Feathery bodies splish splash at baths.
Wonderful “wine time” Under the Oaks!