Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

Hummingbirds Stopping By July 16, 2012

I spent the better part of the last two hours trying to get a few shots of the hummingbirds that visit my back porch. I was rewarded with a couple of nice ones! I am still learning, though, how to get clear pictures of these wee little critters.

She seems to be looking right at me!

This is the ruby throated hummingbird. I have three different ones that I can tell.

Look at his tail feathers!

Nice side view

 I love creatures of all kinds, but there is something extraordinary about tiny ones!


Simple Things July 15, 2012

There are  many simple things in life that make me smile and fill we with happiness. At times, these little things are what help me through really rough moments. Here are a few of those things:

  • Flowers, but especially daisies; they are such happy flowers!
  • Dogs and cats…really ANY animal
  • Hummingbirds drinking from the feeders I have out
  •  A clean kitchen sink…weird, I know, but it makes me happy!
  • Fresh sheets (dried outside, of course) on my bed
  • Turning on the radio and hearing a GREAT song
  • A cool shower after a hot day
  • Seeing leaves fall in autumn
  • Being near a body of water…ocean, lake, creek…
  • Looking at beautiful art
  • Rain…I LOVE a rainy day
  • Old buildings…they have such history!
  • SNOW
  • Sitting by the fire pit on a cold day
  • Getting a message from someone special
  • Capturing a great photo
  • Reading a good book; one that leaves me with a satisfied feeling when I finish reading it

What are some simple things that make you happy?