Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring is more like Summer!

Wow....Looks like it's been awhile since my last post. Not a whole lot going on. Just been doing Spring clean up in the yard. Today I believe is the warmest day we have had so far this year!! I'm loving it! As I type my weather bug on my computer says 85º! Things are really growing within the last couple of days! Hosta's are really popping up. They seem to grow overnight.

Today I finished up a brand new design for my coin purse's! I have it listed in my etsy shop now!

This sweet little coin purse is upcycled with different types of wool.
Today I was lucky enough to see one of the migratory birds that comes through here in the Spring.
This is the male Rose - breasted Grosbeak. He is just gorgeous compared to the female that is all brown. I didn't see her around when I saw this guy. You usually do. This guy was just singing up a storm when I took the picture.
I put out my hummingbird feeders today. I'm a bit late this year as it has been so cold. I think the hummers will be making an appearance any day now!! Can't wait to take some photos of them with my new lens!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

More Like Spring!

Hope I didn't jinx it by saying it's been more like Spring around here! Was a gorgeous 72º day today!!! Even went for a motorcycle ride with hubby for the first time this year.

Saw this beautiful creature in the raven by our house when coming home from our ride.

I believe she was nibbling on the daylilies down there.
Took a couple pictures of the Alcoa Eagle's nest from the Illinois side of the river looking over to the Iowa side where the nest is located in Davenport Iowa.
In the close up shot you can see the Eagle sitting on the side of the nest. Gives you an idea how really big the nest is!! You can also see the white webcam pointing down at the nest. Right now they are having technical problems with the webcam after we had a storm the other night. Here is a link to the Eagle webcam if it ever comes back on, if you want to view the eagles and eaglets. Aloca Webcam

In this shot you can barely see the nest. click on the pictures to get a closer view of the photos.
Earlier this week I ventured down to Sunset Marina and found American White Pelicans.You know it's Spring when the Pelicans come back!!

And this Robin seemed to pose for me. I was very close to him!!
So that's about all for now!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Black Cat...Black Crow Coin Purses!

As promised I've gotten a couple more coin purses finished. They will be in my etsy shop very soon! And I'm working on another bunny rabbit one which sold right away!

I'm seeing many Robins now!! Today is just beautiful! Close to 60º

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy April!

Hello my blogging friends! Yes...April is here...but sure don't feel like it. We've been running 10 to 20 degrees below normal this time of the year. Will be warming up a little the end of the week.

I have a few new goodies for you all to see! I've restocked my popular bunny and owl coin purses in my etsy shop! Go HERE to visit my Rock River Stitches primitive shop!

And....I have a new glass photo pendant necklace as well! Go HERE to see my Crow in Tree pendant. Or you can use my sidebar link over to the right to visit either of my shops!

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!! I know I did! Great to be with family again. Had a small group, but that is OK with me. Less chaotic! 

Today I noticed that the American Goldfinch's have just about gotten all there bright yellow feathers! Took this shot this afternoon.

I just find this totally amazing how they change color in the Spring and Fall. 

And the little comical chipmunks are now out and about!!

This little guy was on the clean up crew after the squirrels had their breakfast of corn and peanuts. He stuffed his little pouches with the leftover corn.

I plan to have a couple more of my coin purses finished by the end of the week!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!