CARDINALS & BLUE JAYS & SQUIRRELS OH MY!!

After I fill the bird feeders and bird bath I come inside, sit at my window and am entertained by God’s creatures.  They are sooo fun to watch, it’s better than tv!  I didn’t even realize Mrs. Cardinal was sitting on the branch as I was talking about Mr. Cardinal and Mr. & Mrs. Blue Jay showed up too.  It was as if they knew their cue when to appear in the video…gotta love the Universe!  Hope you enjoy them too.  Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!!  🙂

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL THAT “MORNING HAS BROKEN”!

Michele over at RabbitPatchDiary inspired me

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Thank you!

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~ PRAYING MANTIS/SHIVA’S HORSE UPDATE ~

As some of you know, the other night I was accompanied home by a Praying Mantis.  My dear friend Shiva of theshivasponder informed me that in India, where he lives, the Praying Mantis is called the Shiva’s Horse.

So in honor of my friend and fellow blogger, I officially name this Praying Mantis, Shiva!

Shiva came home with me on Thursday night, he rode on the hood of my car.  Upon arriving home, I put him where my shrubs are, I thought he’d like it there.  Shiva does seem to like it there and he has visited each shrub and bush in the garden.  I was hoping the drive home on my hood caused him no damage to his legs and as you can see in the video, Shiva seems to be moving without issue.

At one point in this recording, Shiva lifts up his body and looks right at the camera, just as he did the other night.  I think he might have a career in Hollywood.  Funny, I noticed that his eyes were green now whereas the other night they were black.  They must change color between daytime and nighttime.

I checked on him again today and he’s quite happy, as I can hear him singing, probably practicing for his movie debut.  The sound you hear in the recording, I believe, is coming from Shiva, if you can hear it, it’s a cricket sound.   I hope you enjoy the video as much as I do…it still makes me smile when I think about how it all happened…and especially the symbolism.

xo


HELLO SHIVA

onceuponahotflash, 2017

OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR EXOTIC BIRDS!

THIS IS RARE FOOTAGE OF THE ALMOST EXTINCT RACCOON-A-DOODLE BIRD

(I apologize for the grainy video, I recorded it through my screen)

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL BLOSSOMING WILLOW!

THERE’S SOMETHING MAGICAL IN THE WAY SHE SWAYS IN THE BREEZE

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY DIFFUSER!

AROMATHERAPY AT IT’S BEST

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY NEW CURTAINS!

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