More Springtime Photographs from Rancho San Rafael Park ~ 31 March 2015

From today’s quick walk at lunch time with my sister.

Lilacs are blooming a month early.

Lilacs are blooming a month early.



Because everyone needs to be mooned by a honeybee.

Because everyone needs to be mooned by a honeybee.

Scrub Jay.

Scrub Jay.




For Today ~ 12 March 2012 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 12 March 2012.

Outside My Window… High, dark clouds (on one side) and blue sky (it’s Nevada)…a storm is moving in. Windy. Lots of traffic. Nelson Electric, Western Nevada Supply, and Q&D construction trailers.

I am thinking… I’d like to stop off at the Garden Shop to check out some seeds. Find some snap peas and a few other cool weather veggies. It’s really quiet here at work…the time change must not agree with the rest of my office mates.

I am thankful for… Friends.

From the kitchen… Something with chicken. Not sure what, but two chicken breasts are defrosting in the frig.

I am wearing… jeans, tennis shoes, a long-sleeved grey blouse.

I am creating… Last night I was cutting out 2.5″ squares of fabrics and sewing them together again…blues and greys. I designed a State of Nevada quilt for a coworker of my sister. She wants a 5’x5′ quilt and her only requirements was the State of Nevada on it and in blues and grey/silver.

I am going… have to figure out what type of dessert to bring to our St. Patrick’s luncheon.

I am reading… Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul…a book I picked up from one of our thrift stores.

I am hoping… that it really doesn’t snow on the weekend. We have a parade to go to!

I am hearing… Traffic and me typing. IT’S SO FLIPPING QUIET HERE!

Around the house… Probably trash. Along with cig butts, our yard/drive is a magnetic for the trash that gets blown around as people seem to not know what the purpose of a trash can is.

One of my favorite things… Going to the movies after church. Can’t beat a $6 matinĂ©e! Yesterday’s theatre was filled with kids…we went and saw The Lorax. Excellent movie! 🙂

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Work on the Nevada quilt, figure out a St. Patrick’s dessert, arrange for a trip to the art museum to see the Tiffany Glass exhibit, start planning my garden.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

Gone to the Birds…

Red-Tail and Kestrel taken at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno…Scrub Jays and Robin at my house (taken through a dirty window…sorry).

And…hopefully this pretty guy is one of the Ranger’s or neighbor’s kitty…he’s pretty well fed for a stray (taken at the park).

For Today ~ 07 November 2011 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 07 November 2011.

Outside My Window… Big ole clouds set against blue sky. Traffic driving by. Leafless trees. Grasses blowing…must be a breeze out there.

I am thinking… life’s too short to worry about other people’s prespective of you.

I am thankful for… my friends…they keep me grounded.

From the kitchen… Leftovers from last night…Leek Potato Artichoke Casserole.

I am wearing… jeans, tennis shoes, a grey fuzzy sweater.

I am creating… finished quilting the ocean quilt.

I am going… to have lunch with two coworkers today…it’s definitely a soup type of day.

I am reading… the new Mary Jane’s Farm magazine.

I am hoping… my friend April gets well soon, she’s under the weather. That my dad’s procedure this Friday goes well! He’s getting antsy, just wants it over and done with already. 🙂

I am hearing… copier machine, traffic from outside, phones.

Around the house… a few leaves that need raking up. Nothing much.

One of my favorite things… snuggling under a bunch of quilts, with only your nose sticking out, while it’s cold outside.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… get ready for a small craft fair, touch up the paint to the bathroom moulding, plan a lunch menu for 12 ladies here at work, continue quilting.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

A scrub jay in my side yard.

Hey! Nice Lady with the Nuts?

Can you tell that black kitty in the bushes to go away and then throw out those goobers?

See him down there? See?! He’s been hiding down in the junipers for a while now. See how he’s looking down like he’s doesn’t see us up here?! Can you run him off please? He doesn’t even live here! Tell him to BUGGER OFF! Thankies. Now throw them goobers!

Birds, Birds, and More Birds

Spent Sunday morning up at TTT ~ Tahoe Timber Trails (just north of Truckee off of 89) ~ helping the inlaws build up a barrier wall. Actually my husband helped…I took pictures of the birdies. There were Mountain Chickadees, Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, and Blue Jays.

And here is one of my Scrub Jays that live in my yard ~ he’s wanting to know where his goobers are. He looks a little cranky, eh? Well…he had every right to be so…as I was drinking a Sierra Nevada Ale instead of getting off my arse to throw the goobers.