Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Positively Trouble


The Midnight Bandit
by Mauverneen


Another Tuesday morning finds me out in my yard early in the morning watching the birds.
Not only have I had trouble with the squirrels getting into the bird feeders but now I have a vandalous raccoon!

Every morning the shepherd's hook is bent and the feeders are down, seed scattered. I've caught the bugger red-handed or however you would catch a masked bandit. he only stares at me, daring me to try and take back the feeder.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

POSITIVELY BOOKISH



May 13 – 19 is Children’s Book Week. Encouraging children to read is one of the best things adults can do for them.
Books open up new worlds, new friends, new opportunities. As a kid, I was a bookworm. I always had my nose in a book. Being an only child, with books I never lacked for company. I was the only one in my class – maybe even in the school – that looked forward to the Bookmobile. I loved when the bookmobile showed up. Stepping inside the compact space I couldn’t wait to see what books had been added, what new friends awaited me, what new delights I could take home. I don’t think those of us who loved books as kids ever outgrow our love for reading. Even today, I like to end my day propped up in bed, with a good book.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Positively May Flowers

by Mauverneen
Forsythia


Hepatica and Dandelions
















The April showers have brought the May flowers. After wading through the rainy, gray days of early spring, we are being rewarded.  From gray it went to green as the grass needed mowing and leaves started popping, and now we are going to full-blown color. Clumps of brightly colored tulips, blue wildflowers, yellow dandelions and forsythia, and shades of pink on a variety of budding trees catch the eye. It feels like going from Kansas to Oz!