What's outside of your picture window today?

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Nov 25, 2020

As we get ready for the real winter to show up and COVID-19 still playing a major part in our lives I like to spend moments of my day de-stressing about what’s going on in the world today. All I have to do is look out the window and observe some of natures beautiful creatures, how they interact and ponder how small it makes my troubles seem. Sometimes I may even get the opportunity to take a photo or two. How about you? Anything going on outside of your window(s) that you want to share?

For those members that have the ability to size your photos before you upload them to the discussion, may I suggest using the following sizes:
– 500 x 335 pixels (landscape)
– 210 x 210 pixels (square)

@loribmt

@jakedduck1 @ess77 @artist01 @lioness We have 14 new fuzzy babies today! The picture’s a little fuzzy too. Hiding inside the house trying not to spook the super attentive parents!

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Well, pooh! I just lost the entire message I was almost ready to send!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How does that happen?

Lori, this is fantastic! They are so precious, adorable, such wonderful parents…I love this relaxing, peaceful snippit of your life and I thank you again and again and again! You're a gift that keeps on giving, my dear!

Well, get ready. Here's my day….
I got 2 nice big boxes from Chewy.com that now owns my bank account…the last additions to my bird feeders and other gifts for my visitors. I got a lovely, fun yellow metal w/black mesh feeder. a copper feeder w/2 seed compartments you can use different seed if you want…another metal mesh for shelled peanuts, some no throw away food and fun. All ready to go out in the morning and reorganize the tree. And the plants….spent way too much time in Lowes' yesterday, got a sprinkler timer and new flag for out front. No plants. Wasn't happy w/what I saw and am being choosy.

This morning my plumbers arrived at 8 and left this afternoon at 2:30. They were here to do my 3 bathrooms, install the vanities/sinks, pedestal sink in half-bath, use all the goodies I bought last year and stored in my extra bedroom all this time. I was finally getting started on the reno!

The owner of the company will be by tomorrow to give me proposal on redoing the master, completely…remove tub, replace w/walk-in shower. Wanted to do that forever, decided not, then yes. Also, when removing the upstairs guest vanity/sink, they found a crack in the iron pipe from the sink, toilet, downstairs to the living room wall to 2' from the slab. So, tomorrow will be a big proposal for the 2-story repairs, cutting into upstairs walls, living room and half-bath walls. Then, I get to replace walls and ceilings and add that and painting, new ceilings, ++++…….to my reno…..

So, I have a huge plumbing repair to handle immediately. Before any reno work is done. Interesting, I had the upstairs guest sink repaired 3 times last year, by other companies. Paid about $300+ each time. Well, silver lining, now I have a good plumber.

I didn't feel well today since I overdid yesterday after the Mayo visit, at Lowes'. Plumbers at 8 a.m., up/down stairs 6 times today, laundry, garbage out, and I'm fine. Very tired, but ok. Amazing, my friends. Thinking. Meditation. Watching my bird visitors. Putting it all in perspective. I'm calling the bank tomorrow, to get a reno loan and proceed with my work. I will get it done, now and finished and will enjoy my home updated and the way I've planned for so long. I WILL get it done.

Oh, really important!!! I had my very first yellow finch today! First ever! It was so precious, on the window feeder and hopefully it and it's family/friends will be back tomorrow and become regulars. I also have others I need to identify. Woodys were back all day with cardinals, mourning doves, huge blue-jay was back, and others. I'm in love with every one of them and soooooo thankful.

May you all enjoy your evening, sleep well and be blessed with peace and joy. Please add several extra prayers and good thoughts my way……
elizabeth

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@loribmt

LOL. I must be pretty old! I remember singing along to this on the radio when i was kid. Another Robin song was “Poor little Robin-walken’ to Missouri” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50VyO4ND7tY

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Oops…I meant you must have listened like I did to my mother singing along with the radio 😂

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@johnbishop

Oops…I meant you must have listened like I did to my mother singing along with the radio 😂

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😂😂😂. Right after, 🎶 Mareseatoats and doeseatoats and littlelambseativy!🎶

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@ess77

Well, pooh! I just lost the entire message I was almost ready to send!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How does that happen?

Lori, this is fantastic! They are so precious, adorable, such wonderful parents…I love this relaxing, peaceful snippit of your life and I thank you again and again and again! You're a gift that keeps on giving, my dear!

Well, get ready. Here's my day….
I got 2 nice big boxes from Chewy.com that now owns my bank account…the last additions to my bird feeders and other gifts for my visitors. I got a lovely, fun yellow metal w/black mesh feeder. a copper feeder w/2 seed compartments you can use different seed if you want…another metal mesh for shelled peanuts, some no throw away food and fun. All ready to go out in the morning and reorganize the tree. And the plants….spent way too much time in Lowes' yesterday, got a sprinkler timer and new flag for out front. No plants. Wasn't happy w/what I saw and am being choosy.

This morning my plumbers arrived at 8 and left this afternoon at 2:30. They were here to do my 3 bathrooms, install the vanities/sinks, pedestal sink in half-bath, use all the goodies I bought last year and stored in my extra bedroom all this time. I was finally getting started on the reno!

The owner of the company will be by tomorrow to give me proposal on redoing the master, completely…remove tub, replace w/walk-in shower. Wanted to do that forever, decided not, then yes. Also, when removing the upstairs guest vanity/sink, they found a crack in the iron pipe from the sink, toilet, downstairs to the living room wall to 2' from the slab. So, tomorrow will be a big proposal for the 2-story repairs, cutting into upstairs walls, living room and half-bath walls. Then, I get to replace walls and ceilings and add that and painting, new ceilings, ++++…….to my reno…..

So, I have a huge plumbing repair to handle immediately. Before any reno work is done. Interesting, I had the upstairs guest sink repaired 3 times last year, by other companies. Paid about $300+ each time. Well, silver lining, now I have a good plumber.

I didn't feel well today since I overdid yesterday after the Mayo visit, at Lowes'. Plumbers at 8 a.m., up/down stairs 6 times today, laundry, garbage out, and I'm fine. Very tired, but ok. Amazing, my friends. Thinking. Meditation. Watching my bird visitors. Putting it all in perspective. I'm calling the bank tomorrow, to get a reno loan and proceed with my work. I will get it done, now and finished and will enjoy my home updated and the way I've planned for so long. I WILL get it done.

Oh, really important!!! I had my very first yellow finch today! First ever! It was so precious, on the window feeder and hopefully it and it's family/friends will be back tomorrow and become regulars. I also have others I need to identify. Woodys were back all day with cardinals, mourning doves, huge blue-jay was back, and others. I'm in love with every one of them and soooooo thankful.

May you all enjoy your evening, sleep well and be blessed with peace and joy. Please add several extra prayers and good thoughts my way……
elizabeth

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😳. I’m exhausted reading about your day!!! (That came out wrong! I love everything you wrote, but you’re like a whirlwind just blowing through one project after another!) What the heck! What is your secret to getting so much done in a day and staying this beacon of positivity under adversity?! Talk about a gift that keeps on giving. You, my dear, Elisabeth remain this incredible source of inspiration! Wow, just wow!

Hilarious comment about how Chewy now owns your bank account. Been there!! 😂. Let’s see…do I need food or does my dog need a new squeaky.

My goodness, you have quite the list of projects and renovations going on at your house. It is like gold to get a good plumber so it’s understandable to get all of that bathroom reno done while you have him (them)..before they move on to another home! My daughter did the same thing. They have an outstanding contractor who specializes in the era home she and her husband own. So once they had him on board, they went room by room. Sadly, Covid interfered right before the kitchen project…which should have been first!! LOL. Oh well, it’s up next.

Thank you for the kind words about the photos. Mother Nature provides all the entertainment. I just click the shutter. ☺️. Elizabeth, truly, I know how blessed I am. Not a day goes by without my giving thanks and showing gratitude for my second chance at life. I’m happy to share the beauty I see around me.

Sending extra prayers and positive thoughts your way…in case you need a recharge. ❤️🌷Lori.

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@johnbishop

Love robins but the only robin song that comes to mind you have to be pretty old to have heard it 😁 https://youtu.be/vtkhJ1xqw2o

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@johnbishop Hello John. I AM old. Lol. But I wasn't able to watch your robin song.
Kept getting Johnny Carson and Robin Williams so I watched that instead. So funny.
Take care. Laur

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What a treat outside my window. The lingering cold weather has resulted in having Balitmore Orioles and Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks. I thought I had heard an Oriole so halved an orange and put it out. Yes, I did hear an Oriole!!! Unusual to see these beauties as well as the Grosbeaks that were voraciously devouring the suet thus attracting smaller birds to glean the crumbs from the patio. A most delightful and refreshing morning.

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@artist01

@johnbishop Hello John. I AM old. Lol. But I wasn't able to watch your robin song.
Kept getting Johnny Carson and Robin Williams so I watched that instead. So funny.
Take care. Laur

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@artist01 Laurie…it’s 🎶When the Red Red Robin comes Bob Bob Bobbin’ along🎶 😂 You have John to thank for that Earworm!!! It’s been going through my since yesterday!

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@parus

What a treat outside my window. The lingering cold weather has resulted in having Balitmore Orioles and Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks. I thought I had heard an Oriole so halved an orange and put it out. Yes, I did hear an Oriole!!! Unusual to see these beauties as well as the Grosbeaks that were voraciously devouring the suet thus attracting smaller birds to glean the crumbs from the patio. A most delightful and refreshing morning.

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@parus. Oh wow, what a treat! Both birds are so beautiful with plumage and songs!! Simple pleasures are the best, aren’t they? ☺️

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@artist01

I saw my first robin when out on my walk yesterday. That's a sure sign of Spring in these parts. Does anyone remember the poem about the robin caught in a snowstorm,
"And what will the robin do then, poor thing? He'll go to a tree, sit himself down, and hide his head under his wing, poor thing." I know I got the first 8 words of that second line wrong. Anybody remember?

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Hello @artist01

I think I found the poem you were thinking of regarding robins. Here is the link, https://discoverpoetry.com/poems/robin-poems/

If you go to poem #24, you should find it.

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@parus

What a treat outside my window. The lingering cold weather has resulted in having Balitmore Orioles and Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks. I thought I had heard an Oriole so halved an orange and put it out. Yes, I did hear an Oriole!!! Unusual to see these beauties as well as the Grosbeaks that were voraciously devouring the suet thus attracting smaller birds to glean the crumbs from the patio. A most delightful and refreshing morning.

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@parus I am up before most of the birdies today. The blue jays and Stellar jays are fat and sassy, the family of woodpeckers have been learning to fly, and I expect to see goslings before too long. Seem to not be in sync with the deer and their babies right now; they are wandering through when I am not near a window. But we do have a mated pair of bald eagles who have been making circle in the sky. On Sunday the one came down fairly low, so I squeaked to her, watching her turn a tighter circle and peer down at me!
Ginger

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@gingerw

@parus I am up before most of the birdies today. The blue jays and Stellar jays are fat and sassy, the family of woodpeckers have been learning to fly, and I expect to see goslings before too long. Seem to not be in sync with the deer and their babies right now; they are wandering through when I am not near a window. But we do have a mated pair of bald eagles who have been making circle in the sky. On Sunday the one came down fairly low, so I squeaked to her, watching her turn a tighter circle and peer down at me!
Ginger

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Speaking of Blue Jays! My first friend just flew in from Toronto this morning 🙂

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@johnbishop

Speaking of Blue Jays! My first friend just flew in from Toronto this morning 🙂

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I see what you did there! 😂

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