Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"I Say a Little Prayer"

This little guy (gal?) may have been praying I would pop outside with a few peanuts for him/her. It worked because I did!
This little bird sat on the dining room windowsill for a minute or so a few days ago. Is it a warbler???
Mr Squirrel doesn't look like he has the answer.
This silly Robin is still jumping up at the mirror on a daily basis. This has been going on since late March.
A new batch of young ones are at the feeders. The parent in the front kept shoving sunflower seeds into the young one.
My friend Janice and her hubby Keith both lost their mothers within a couple months of each other last year. Both ladies possessions were doled out to various family members. Janice got quite a bit of jewelry from both ladies. Janice is not a big jewelry person, wearing pretty much the same rings, necklace and earrings every day. She knows I love anything old so passed along to me a few items. Janice's mum loved ducks so had these pins made out of wood to wear on her jackets.
This locket had been Keith's Moms. It was given to her from the family to celebrate Keith's parents 25th wedding anniversary.
Snowdrops I think!
There were many pins. I do wear them on my jackets so will love having a few to choose from.
Very glamorous! This was Janice's Moms.
There were a few pairs of earrings too, all clip on, something I have never worn.
Saturday morning I could have used a wagon or something similar on our walk. A number of people must have been cleaning out sheds and basements. I picked up a couple bushel baskets to use for Fall decorating but had to go back with the car for this. A pair of very old shutters were put in a local communal wood pile. I didn't want to be greedy so only took one. It is pegged together with wooden pegs, not a nail or screw anywhere. There appear to be three layers of paint, first green, then red and lastly white. Chuck hung it up in my little courtyard at the side of the house
A mixed bag of weather the last week or so. I took this early one morning over a neighbours house.
Can anyone tell me what kind of bird this is? I took these photos early one morning while it was still rather dark. I just lightened them up a bit. He definitely had orange legs and feet.
I thought maybe an immature heron????
So clear one morning I managed to get a few good shots of the moon.

Chuck recently signed on to a full time position at his work so no more contracts!!! Finally some vacation time,  sick days, family days, etc..... Right now the plan is just to work for a couple more years or however long his shoulder holds out. I will not love getting up at 5:30 on the cold Winter mornings but we know it isn't for long.

Have a good day!
Robin

40 comments:

  1. Such beautiful pins! I am not a pin wearer but I love seeing them and I love jewelry!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Pam, glad you enjoyed the photos of the jewelry! I usually wear a pin on my jean jackets in the Spring and Fall so it will be nice to have a few different ones to choose from.
      Take care.

      Delete
  2. Hello, I love all the birds, cute chipmunk and the squirrel. Your pins are beautiful. I think the bird in the last two photos may be a Green Heron? Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Eileen, I thought it must be a heron by the way it looked when it flew off. It was in the neighbours pine tree a few days ago. Thanks for letting me know what it is!
      Have a wonderful rest of the week!

      Delete
  3. I love to look at vintage jewelry. These are pretty and unique pieces. You may could get a jeweler to make the clip earrings into something else. I love your critter pics and the moon, too. Have a blessed evening.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mildred, I do love vintage jewelry too. Janice wanted me to have them as she knew I will wear them and appreciate them. I didn't even think about taking the earrings to a jeweler, thanks for suggesting it!
      Have a lovely evening too!

      Delete
  4. The jewelry is lovely, wonderful to have. I'm not a brooch person, either, though have worn some, mostly in younger years when I worked at Town & Country and had to dress up. I remember my grandmother (dad's mom) had screw-on earrings. Can't imagine they're comfy, but you never know! You'll find out. :-)

    Great capture on the young heron (?), and of course on all your critters.

    Great find, too, on the shutters. I'd have taken both, I think. Ha.

    Oh, the moon -- love that shot too. I haven't even seen the moon lately. Haven't seen much of anything lately, am flat-out beyond-exhausted with work right now. So it's a delight to see your post!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kim, I was surprised Janice was getting rid of most of the jewelry. She took a bagful to an auction house in Belleville along with many other items from both Moms. My Mum's Mum always wore screw/clip on earrings but Dad's Mum never wore earrings.
      I was putting the garbage out last Thursday when I saw this largish bird flop into a tree on Mark and Linda's front lawn. I couldn't quite make out what it was so dashed in the house and grabbed my camera and ran into the guest room to snap a photo. When it flew off I thought it looked like a heron but normally we seem to have the blue heron here. I believe the ladies are right and it is a green heron.
      Hope it calms down for you at work soon!
      Take care.

      Delete
  5. Wow, you packed nearly a week's worth of things, into one post!!!

    The jewelry is lovely, and so nice, that you will love and use them.

    Hooray for a more scheduled work situation.

    The moon is amazing! Lucky you, to take such a photo.

    Oh yes, screw on and clip on earrings. :-) That's all I had, till after I was married.

    Luna Crone

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Luna, Janice is incredibly kind to pass along the jewelry to me. She knows I am so sentimental and will wear the items.
      We are pleased that Chuck was able to get the permanent position. Contract work is good but you have no benefits although where he works they were very good about time off when Chuck needed it.
      I managed to take three pretty decent photos of the moon that morning. My kid camera was behaving!
      I can remember wearing a pair of my Grandmothers clip on earrings as a teenager and pulling them off a few hours later. My ears felt pinched! I will try again with the ones Janice gave me.
      Have a good day!

      Delete
  6. While on my evening walk through the neighborhood, I noticed that almost every house had a big cooler set out at the trash! What's with that? Just like you, it's seems people clean out the same sorts of things at the same time, and I LURV that old shutter. Would have probably taken them both, LOL!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Vicki, it must have been some grand throw out days that we didn't hear about! ; ) I did momentarily think about taking both shutters but I knew how happy I was finding them so I wanted someone else to feel the same way.
      Have a great weekend with Angel and Chuck!

      Delete
  7. Beautiful jewelry and beautiful pics.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jono! I am sure you were thrilled reading about the jewelry? ; )
      Have a good weekend!

      Delete
  8. I love the variety to your posts...I was thinking maybe green heron in the bird photo, but wasn't going to say till I seen Eileen thought the same thing...I LOVE the piece of jewelry under the snowdrops...just something about it really appeals to me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rose, I knew some of you more knowledgeable ladies would be able to tell me what bird it was so thank you.
      I really liked the same pin you did. There is a plainer one too with clear stones that I took too.
      Hope you and your family are well!

      Delete
  9. That is a cute squirrel photo. Lovely pins/brooches. I have quite a collection, used to wear a different one each day to school when I wored, but niw don't wear them much. Good news about hubby's job.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Linda, the chipmunks seem to appear just recently. Along with all the other critters!
      I wonder if ladies really wear pins and brooches much anymore. I don't follow any current fashion and just wear what I like.
      We are pleased about Chuck's job however long it lasts!
      Have a good weekend! I see we are in for a couple showery days.

      Delete
  10. How sweet and generous of Janice to pass on the jewelry that she didn't want. I'm assuming she doesn't have a daughter or DIL or that they didn't want any of the items.
    Then, to top it off, you found those awesome streetside treasures! Lucky you. I like what you did with the old shutter. I wonder if I would have had the restraint to take only one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Granny Marigold, it was very kind of Janice to pass along the jewelry. She does have a daughter but she showed no interest in any of the jewelry. I think that is too bad. Her daughter has a couple little kids. I think it would have been nice to have a couple pieces saved for when they got older.
      I do love my shutter! I hope whoever took the other one gets the same enjoyment I am.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Delete
  11. Sorry. No time this morning to try and identify the birds, but I'm sure you'll get answers. Great jewelry. What special gifts!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mitchell, I appreciate you stopping by! The bird mystery is solved. I knew someone would know what it was.
      Have a lovely weekend!

      Delete
  12. I love vintage pieces, and your nature photos are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing, Robin!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Linda, thanks so much! I love anything vintage.
      Have a good weekend in a Montreal!

      Delete
  13. The jewelry pieces are beautiful! And that little praying squirrel. How sweet!! I never thought of a mirror in the garden. Great idea! The shutter? Awesome. You were very restrained to just get one. xo Lynn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Lynn, the chipmunk is a cutie. He posed nicely for a minute or so for me.
      I am loving my shutter. If only it could talk! We have so many old homes in town and I wonder if it came from one of them.
      Take care!

      Delete
  14. what a thoughtful gesture from your friend Janice, the pieces are very pretty; and conga rats to chuck on getting full time with benefits and all ...that's totally great !! ☺☺♥♥ have to agree; I think that may be a young heron; silhouette is the same likeness ~~~~~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Laura, it was a lovely gesture on Janice's part. She knows me so well and knows I appreciate anything vintage.
      We are happy that Chuck finally has a permanent position. It was a long process and a hard one. Very few jobs come open but Chuck had put in his time doing 3 years of contract work and proven himself. I am very proud of him!
      I too thought it was a heron but wanted all you more knowledge ladies opinion too.
      Have a good weekend in Trout Towne!

      Delete
  15. Lovely photos of all the critters. Love the praying chipmunk.
    I think the bird is a green heron.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just read that Eileen had already answered your bird question.

      Delete
    2. Hi Karen, glad you enjoyed the critter photos. The other chipmunk that visits is even smaller!
      Glad for your opinion too on the heron. It was strange to see it sitting at the top of the pine tree!
      Take care!

      Delete
  16. Nice wildlife photos =)
    The jewellery is lovely, too!
    Glad to hear full time work is now available for your hubby =)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Maggie, glad you liked the critter photos! Janice is so kind to pass along the vintage jewellery to me.
      We are feeling very blessed that Chuck was offered the permanent position. With his shoulder injury it isn't possible for him to work at a regular civilian electricians job but at the Air Force base they are happy to accommodate him and his work partner does the really heavy lifting. Everyday though he comes home very sore. We will see how long he can work!
      Give Winston and Emily a snuggle for me!

      Delete
  17. Lovely jewelry, but I especially like those ducks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Valerie, I really like the duck pins too. I think they will look nice in the Fall on my jackets. I believe Janice said they were from the 1970's.
      Enjoy the weekend!

      Delete
  18. That chipmunk picture is adorable. He really must have been praying for a few nuts! Those are pretty pieces of jewelry, and that old shutter! Glad you got it. I love things like that.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Imagens encantadoras.
    Bom final de semana.
    janicce.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Lovely post. - That little chipmunk made me smile. Also I liked the dark colored squirrel, ours here are brown. - The jewelry is very pretty. I have several pieces that belonged to my grandmother & also my mom that I enjoy wearing.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am thinking green heron too.

    Love the photo of the chipmunk! He is too cute!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I hope all is okay in your world...not pressuring you to post, just been noticing that you haven't in a while.

    ReplyDelete

"I've Seen The Light Inside Of Clouds"

Am I the only one that dislikes November? Not a good month for me. Dreary weather, my car gets put away for the Winter and the gardens are...