Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Still Among The Living...

Y'all this bronchitis has thrown me for a loop. I've just, today, felt like I was still among the living, as mama would say. Naturally, nothing much has been going on around here. Just rest, medication and this endless coughing. And now, Cliff has the flu. Good Lord, I hope I don't get that, too. Thank you, by the way, for all the well wishes.

I was going through my photos and these few shots taken over the last couple of weeks made me smile. Thought I would share.

At the lake:

  It amazes me that so many different birds are sharing the food.

 He thinks he's hidden pretty well.

The best I've been able to do with a moon shot. 

 The wood pile is still pretty tall. It has only been cold enough to burn a fire a couple of times. Maybe cold enough for others, but it gets too hot for me. This woodpile was moved further away from the house last weekend and a good thing.....a copperhead was hiding underneath and had to be killed. Gives me the creeps!

Back roads, SC:

There's still cotton in the fields.

At the beach:

 The ficus is loving it's new location. 

Cliff hung my new bluebird house. But after reading about their habits, I don't think I'll be getting any bluebirds at the beach. That's ok, I'm sure something will move in.
 Rain....no matter. This swan just went about searching for food. He/She would put it's head underwater looking for something....hence the dirty neck.

Hope you're all well!



  1. Really good clics!

    Of course cotton fields are not to be found here..but driving through Georgia..I have spotted some and they look beautiful to me!
    Love the birds and the moon..and take care!!

    1. Thanks, Monique. We say that cotton in the fields is the snow of the south. :)

  2. Take care of yourself.
    I had bronchitis for almost 6 weeks.
    You have to rest!

    Beautiful photographs1


    1. Thanks, Laura. Sorry you had to endure 6 weeks of bronchitis. I sure hope I kick mine soon. I'm getting lots of rest.

  3. Steve has been trying to shake the bronchitis for weeks now.

    The little red bird is so cute and that moon shot is wonderful.

    Get better soon!

    1. Thanks, Carol. I've been trying to get a good moon shot. This was taken during the day. I've yet to get a good one at night. I hope Steve gets well soon.

  4. Morning Laurie....
    Good to hear you are better...bronchitis is hideous....I had pneumonia 3 years ago, knocked me flat...hope Cliff gets better, and you don't catch that!
    Lovely photos as usual....
    Enjoy your day....rain,thunder and tornado warnings here! Eeeek!
    Linda :o)

  5. Such wonderful photos! I hope you are both feeling better soon. And, I am glad no one was hurt when the copperhead was discovered.

  6. Laurie, do not kiss your man till he is well. LOL. Bless your heart. Don't you love the brightness of the cardinal. Wow, love it. We have bluebird houses and have had them here before...but the wrens always try to take over the house before the bluebirds can get them. You moon photo is way better than any I have taken. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  7. Sending wishes that you keep on the road to recovery . . . and that your hubby's bout of the flu is a short one.

    "They say" we don't have any poisonous snakes in Minnesota which is good because I almost die when I see the harmless ones!

    Your shared pictures are always beautiful.

  8. You might be sick, but you're photos sure are gorgeous!
    Thought of you today with all that bad weather over you...hope you all are ok!

  9. Cotton! Wow. I know bronchitis usually takes me two weeks to feel 100% again.

  10. Lovely photos! The red bird was so pretty. Sorry to hear you have been a bit ill, I hope it's better now and that get well very soon.

  11. Hi Laurie, nice series of photos. Love the cardinal and the swan :) Hope you are feeling better. There are some nasty bugs going around. I caught one and still have the cough. Take care now. x Karen

  12. Oh I'm sorry to hear you've been unwell! Glad you're on the mend now.

    Your photos are lovely. Isn't that bright red bird gorgeous?

    Have a great weekend,
    Sarah x

  13. Feel! Typing this but it is invisbile to me ! What?

  14. Glad you're feeling better but take your time resting. It can come back to bite you again if you're not careful. Your photos are beautiful! I love the moon shot and the last one with the water dripping from his beak is amazing! Take care Laurie!

  15. I enjoyed reading your post Laurie and all of your lovely photos.
    Love the cardinal and we have a similar wood pile.
    Bronchitis is so debilitating, but I suppose you'll know that already.
    Take care and get well soon.

  16. I am so glad you are better, Laurie, and I certainly hope the flu doesn't get to you too. My daughter has been sick a lot lately, too. She had some sort of virus week before last and then, this past week, she came down with bronchitis. It makes me wonder if there is some sort of bug going around that leads to bronchitis. I have dodged the bullet, so far, but I hear there is a new strain of flu now that isn't covered by the vaccination. My youngest daughter, a school nurse, said the kids at school started coming to the office and being sent home with the flu this past week or so. Poor Cliff. I hope he will get over his case very quickly! Hang in there, sweet friend!

  17. Your pictures are beautiful. I hope everyone gets well quickly. I also hope you get your potting shed. It is my big girl playhouse for sure. Get well!

    1. Thank you, Donna! I've been scouring Pinterest looking at those sheds.