Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to JUNE!!!! Enjoy a group of one of my favorite Day Lilies in our yard. Meet "INDIAN GIVER".

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


"I interrupt this journey to bring you some late-breaking news!" Yesterday, while it was dark and rainy ( 1/2 inch--YEAH), we had some visitors to our deck.... Please forgive the blurry pictures... It's not your eyes... I think it was the photographer--but I'll blame it on the foggy/misty door I was photographing through, and the rain!!!! But I do have a story to tell today---so put on your seatbelts and ride along!!!! Above, a baby Robin hollers, "Where's my Daddy? I'm so hungry!".... Doesn't he look like he is starving to death?????? Let's see what happens!!!!

The Red-bellied Woodpecker stopped by and said NO to the baby Robin... He was too hungry himself to help.

The little Downy Woodpecker stopped by and he said NO to the little Robin... He wanted to feed his own face!!!!

Even the beautiful male Cardinal stopped by ---but he didn't want to help the baby Robin either.... He said that he had his own mouths to feed.

Daddy Robin says, "Hang on Little One.... I'm coming"...

"Oh, thanks Daddy... That is just so yummy."


Oh My Goodness..... What is that critter????? We knew that we had skunks in our area--because we sometimes see them at nights --or at least, SMELL them!!!!

Yesterday, this little beauty (in the middle of the day in the rain) decided to pay us a visit. I couldn't get his picture from inside ---so I tiptoed outside and got within about 5-6 feet of him before he even saw me... SO---I'm leaving you with a CLEAR picture ---not taken from inside the foggy/steamy window!!!!!

I'm also offering a GIVEAWAY --if you would like this beautiful critter.... I'll stick him in a box and put him in my private jet and send him straight to you... I know you will love him.... The first person to leave 15 comments on my blog today will win this giveaway... OH yes---you need to mention how wonderful my blog is (excluding the blurry pictures today) on your sidebar for the next 100 years. Isn't that a neat Giveaway???? I know you ALL will want Mr. Magoo, my pet skunk!!!!!

Think I'd better get back to the journey tomorrow. Enough of this hogwash.