Monday, April 26, 2010

More Love..........

...More beautiful flowers in Margaret's garden.  She works very hard in her yard and it shows. There is but a short time to enjoy the color and beauty each summer and I try to capture as much as I can in pictures.  I wish there was a way to keep the fragrance and share it along with the photographs too.  The peony smells like an old fashion rose and the iris a sweet, yummy candy.....

Each year I make an album with photos of the flowers in Margaret's Yard.  It is a fun project and helps me appreciate the hard work and beauty of the yard and garden.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Is there anyone within earshot that can help me with the translation of a comment I have received here on my blog?  I have tried to use translation buttons offered by google but do not know what to do.  The comment was left on April 20th and I would love to know what it says.  It looks as if the person is trying to help me with Cyrus and his illness as there is a cc amount mentioned.  I don't know the language being used......the author does have a blog and a web site but I could not get a clue from those either!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lost Pictures

I am trying to figure out why the pictures in my last post did not appear with the written word.  When I am able to locate, lasso, and pull them back from the nether world into which they have escaped, I will post them...........or try to!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Jim was home from Kansas this week-end and he opened the pool while he was here. The water looks great, doesn't it? ( I mean in the picture below this top one!  This is the 'before' shot with the cover on the pool)
As soon as he had removed the cover and gave the water it's first shock a cold front moved in.  And, today it is overcast and raining. This,  of course,  will prolong our wait for the water to warm up enough for us to swim. We will need several hot nights for the water's temperature to become, and to remain, warm enough for us to be comfortable enough to use the pool.
This past year Margaret used natural ingredients to purify and condition
the water and I was able to use the pool without any ill affects. I was unable to use it before as I would feel just awful after I got out of the water. I thought it was the temp. or just more wrong with me. But, it turned out to be the chemicals used in the pool! And since Jim again used natural ingredients to prepare the water I can stay in the pool as long as I wish and do my exercise in the water and suffer no ill affects. I had no idea the chlorine was so bad for me...I bet it isn't good for anyone really. If you think about it you are actually swimming in bleach, and how good can that be??!!   So,  if you have fibromyalgia,  as I do,  stay away from chlorine in your pools,  and/or hot tubes or wherever you spend time in the water.
On a side note:  Cyrus is feeling better.  He is more active and eating soft foods.  He will pick at his seed and pellet and eat only one or two bites.  Last night he did not feel as hot as he has on previous evenings  so I feel his meds are working well.   

Thank you, God!

How could I resist sharing these with the

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cyrus is ill!

 I had Cy to the vet day before yesterday.  He had been sitting quietly with his left eye closed and would fluff his feathers.  I knew something was wrong as soon as he started these behaviors.  He is usually very active and a real talker.  He has had Candida and yeast infections, in 2008 severe enough to be placed on Baytril (sp?) and his symptoms were much the same.  I was sure that was what was wrong this time.  He had also been under some stress as I had his grooming done and a health check on the 31st of March and he had been out in his outdoor aviary for the first time this year.  Stress will really undermine a birds immune system.  As it turned out he has a sinus infection.  The heavy pollen seems to have gotten to him.  The doctor has placed him on an antihistamine and believes that will help clear it up.  I hope so.  I have been watching him, and although he is still not himself,  he is a bit more active.  If in the morning he is not well I am going to call for an antibiotic.   

Friday, April 2, 2010


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These are a few of the cards I have made to send to Patrick.

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