Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
I love you forever and ever, Amen!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Blue Skies...smiling at me...

...nothing but blue I see - Deedl-De-Deeeee ;-) Can you tell I'm a happy camper? We've had a couple of cold days and Gizzy and I have been enjoying our walks extremely well. Maybe because he's from China and I'm from Germany, it's in our nature to prefer the cooler temperatures. All I know is that he skips and prances with new found energy and I can breathe again, being able to take full, deep breaths without hacking and coughing. Hallelujah! Today, I'd like to show you some photos of our walk. I think I got some good ones. Heading out towards the road that leads to lake Irma. ...but not without stopping to investigate. I collected some perfect looking pine cones. The old, dilapidated barn, where Sally, the horse, used to live. I miss her! The meadow where Sally used to graze. If you look closely, you still can see some morning dew on the grass. If this were my lot, I'd have a couple of sheep and some goats in there. Gizzy on his "wagon" (aka my rollator/walker) waiting to be pushed down the hill towards the lake, where he will walk again. Lake Irma in all its splendor! Standing here, I thank God for days like today! What in the world is this Sago Palm doing? Ye ole fishing hole! On the upper left is the fishing deck, but it also has a table and bench so that it would be a perfect spot for a picnic, especially now that it's more bugless. You can go down the steps and over those bridges and into the woods. It's a nature trail that winds around and takes you back where you started from. Gizzy and I have often wandered through there along the little creek. It's kind of muddy down there now because of all the rain we've had this year. Our two new resident ducks come running and squawking, hoping for some food. I don't know how they got there, but they're very tame and beg people for bread. They are so sweet. They go everywhere together. The smaller one's coloring is kind of like Gizzy's. Aren't they just adorable? If it were up to me, the whole world would be vegetarian. This is the half way mark, where Gizzy and I always stop, have some water and he has a biscuit and then I give him a good brushing and sometimes snap some photos - like today! I just love to see the water sparkle as if it were full of little stars. This Dogwood tree was covered with beautiful white blossoms in the spring and is now full of those little red berries. Another bold and bright red berry bush. I don't know what it is, but it sure looks impressive! I love the faithful rose! She seems hardy and blooms in the hot and cold weather. I enjoy the autumn decorations that remind me of the holidays and the promise of Christmas! What a lovely display of color! Look at that! A Bumbleebee collecting nectar and pollen from a blooming bush (I don't know its name.) Look at Ms. Bumblebee's pollen sacks, stuffed full to the brim - she's getting ready for winter alright! A cluster of cheerful lookingImpatience flowers add a splash of color to the landscape. I hope you enjoyed our little walk around the neighborhood.


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

The cold air is invigorating, especially after the long humid summers of your area!!!

I have a beekeeping question! There are several hundred bees in my yard, drunk, I'm afraid, from fallen pears! Should I cover the pears? I don't want the bees hurt and I worry they cannot make it back to the hive safely. "Don't drink and fly."

Doris Sturm said...

This is a first....I'm still working on this post and suddenly, I could not upload any more photos and now I know beat me to the finish, you eager beaver ;-)

I will refer your question to a beekeeper friend of mine, the lady that submitted the bee farmer and she can answer that question for you. Your guess is as good as mine as far as the pears because in nature things have a way of working out. I did hear of drunken butterflies before from a similar "fermentation" situation and they seem to recover - just as we do (hickup!)

Anyway, the beekeepers I'm going to ask, or you can write them too, is Jess and Glenn from The Beneficial Bee:
(I'm going to send her an e-mail right now!)

Let me know what happens - just don't go to close in case they accidentally sting you while inebriated ;-)


Beansieleigh said...

Hi Doris.. Love all the photos! The close up of the ducks was my favorite I think! I look up in the skies the last few days here, and have seen a few V-formations of Geese heading south, I guess. )0: I think they're beautiful and hate to see them go!.. But Dear Son was just commenting this morning how he liked the smell of the Fall air! I just loved how much he seemed to appreciate something like that, especially while still in his teenage years!.. Oops, here I am rambling on! Have a good night! ~tina

Freda Marie said...

Doris you are such a sweetie. Your pictures are marvelous. I loved the warm, humid Georgia weather while living in Cummins a number of years ago now. Here is Missouri it is much more humid.
Your precious pet costumes are fantastic and none can top your beautiful bumble bee.

Debbie Pearson said...

Hey Doris!!! I love love love that song "Blue Skies". I sing it a lot in the spring in particular when we haven't seen the sun for weeks :)

The Beneficial Bee said...

Glenn and I both think the bees will take care of themselves. They are probably so happy to get some pear juice! Jess

The Beneficial Bee said...

PS- great shots Doris!

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh Doris what lovely pictures. I think Gizzy had a wonderful day. How fun.


Glo said...

Hi Dori:

Great pictures, beautiful where u live, what is the temp this time of year? Tom and I eventually have to plan a for permanent place to live but I need the weather to be fairly warm.

Thank you for offering to make squares. Oh IC go to my site at IC Friends . and read the post about what is IC.

I did not get a dog for my b-day...:(
I hope when Tom retires I can finally get me a French Bullie, I have fought depression since losing my Moses!

I miss him and his unconditional love!

hey I see your sport walker, got a red one...ha ha