Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Flowers in New Hampshire

"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks." ~Tennessee Williams

Humor for the day - A guy was trying to console a friend who'd just found his wife in bed with another man. "Get over it, buddy," he said. "It's not the end of the world."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Light House Photos

"Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?" ~Maurice Freehill

Todays Humor - An aged farmer and his wife were leaning against the edge of their pig-pen

when the old woman wistfully recalled that the next week would mark their

golden wedding anniversary.
"Let's have a party, Homer," she suggested. "Let's kill a pig."
The farmer scratched his grizzled head. "Gee, Ethel," he finally answered,

"I don't see why the pig should take the blame for something that happened

fifty years ago."

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birding - Red Cardinal

"I know why the caged bird sings. " - Maya Angelou

We have a pair of cardinals that hang around our house.  I love watching them and am amazed at how they are always together.  They are a pretty cute little couple.

Humor for the day - Bill and Bob, two children, were sitting outside a clinic. Bill happened to be crying very loudly.

"Why are you crying?" Bob asked.

"I came here for a blood test," sobbed Bill.

"So? Are you afraid?"

"No. For the blood test, they cut my finger.

As Bob heard this, he immediately began crying profusely.

Astonished, Bill stopped his tears and asked Bob, "Why are you crying now?"

To which Bob replied, "I came for a urine test!"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

More Winter Birding

“Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.” -Victor Hugo

I am starting to see more woodpeckers in the yard the last couple of days but I have not seen some of the species I saw last year.  An Eastern Towhee has been around lately and I hope to have pictures of it soon.

Humor for the day - A young brunette goes into the doctor's office and says that her body hurts wherever she touches it.

"Impossible," says the doctor. "Show me."

She takes her finger and pushes her elbow and screams in agony. She pushes her knee and screams, pushes her ankle and screams and so on it goes.

The doctor says, "You're not really a brunette are you?"

She says, "No, I'm really a blonde."
"I thought so," he says. "Your finger is broken."

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Birding - Backyard Birds, Cold Weather

"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke

As this cold front passes through keep your local birds in mind.  Most winter birds eat seeds such as black sunflower seeds.  Use this link for more information on winter bird feeding.   Make sure you stock up on bird feed and make sure you keep the feed in the feeders.  I have noticed 3-4 times as many birds using our feeders the last couple of days and have been filling them daily.  Also try to provide a water source.  This can be difficult with freezing temperatures, but is necessary for your birds.