We have a bird feeder and the best part of it are the Goldfinches that come to find sustenance here. I adore their pretty yellow color and I'm happy that they visit here. Our little creek and waterfall also attract the birds - even when it's been dry for a while, they can find food and water here. Kristi got these two photos and shared them with me.
The males are the pretty yellow ones, the females are more brown.
My daughter Amy sent me 3 cans of coffee and some biscotti for Mother's Day - I had this for my morning coffee today and it's DELISH! Amy had never been to New Orleans and one of her favorite parts of our trip was cafe au lait and beignets at Cafe du Monde. Thank you, Amy!
Yesterday was a special day. I'd shown my beige irises on my blog and fellow Northwest blogger, Kathy from Running With Rocket blog, offered to share some of her prettier colored irises with me! So, plans were made and Dayle and I drove to her home in "Canbyland". We pulled in to her driveway and she came out and we walked down her beautiful flowered border and she dug some plants for us. Isn't this a beautiful purple?
Kathy and Dayle as she digs some plants.
A lighter purple Iris.
Looking back at their lovely home from the backyard. Do you see the building on the right? It's a hangar.. yes.. for their airplane! They live on an air strip and keep a wonderful antique biplane there.
After loading a box of Iris in our car, she took us back to the hangar to show us their plane. Isn't it beautiful? It's a 1942 Stearman.
It's a WW II flight trainer.
Can't you just imagine flying over the countryside in this?
I love the cockpits of the plane, the pilot sits in the back one.
We had such a nice time with Kathy!
After seeing the plane, Kathy took us inside and gave us some fresh baked gluten free peanut butter cookies and we visited for an hour or so. I got to see her sewing room where she makes wonderful things and sells them in her Etsy shop. She also has fabric and patterns and such there.
We stopped and got a gift for Kathy before we visited her and I got a matching one for me.. it is a Celosia or "Cock's Comb". It's a sentimental flower for me as when I was young and visited my maternal grandmother who lived in an old bank building in Fay, Oklahoma.. and I will never forget that she had a whole row of these planted against the brick of the building and I was fascinated by them.
Kristi took this photo of the other flower I bought -- a very pretty Dahlia. :-)
While I was out snapping the Cock's Comb I noticed how nicely perked up the plants were in the basket I planted.
Is there anything cuter than the face of a little Johnny Jump Up?
The other Dahlia I planted in a big pot.
I guess I was meant to take a photo of that plant as I noticed a baby bird had fallen out of it's nest in our eaves. Kristi got a ladder, picked it up and placed it back in it's nest with it's brothers and sisters. After we got a photo, of course. :-)
I'm off soon to head back to the pool after being gone from it due to traveling and then my injured shoulder. It's far from healed, but I guess I'll go give it some exercise. Wish me luck! Have you had any "flights of fancy" lately? Do share! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)