Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Newsletter - 12/15/10

Hello Friends!

Thanks to those who responded about The Everglades.  We appreciate the comments and have read a lot about that area since I posted that request.  I've written up an itinerary, but don't have dates and reservations worked out yet.  It's definitely a place like no other in our country, so we are even more committed to getting there to see it.  If anybody else has been and wants to leave comments, here's the link.

© Donna L. Watkins - Eastern Male Bluebird - Front Porch
It's sure been cold many days in December already.  The best thing about winter (and my list is very short :-) is getting to see so many birds so frequently at our feeders and on our front porch bird buffet.  I do as much work as I can at the dining room table since that's where our bird buffet is.  It's been a delight to know we're helping them survive the cold winter to be able to have families in the Spring.

The bluebirds seem to be checking out a nesting box.  I figure they may roost in it for the next couple of months. Bluebirds begin nesting here in Central Virginia around mid-February.  They have two broods a year and the birds from the previous year's nest hang around to help out with the next year's family.

First "Room" with Painting Complete - The Entry
Color here looks a bit lighter due to lots of light above.
To avoid thinking about Winter for awhile, I decided to take on the task of painting the entire interior of the home.  It's needed it for a few years.  It didn't take long on my first day of painting to admit I was not going to be able to do it.  So, Randal joined in.

I'm not sure how far we'll get before we call in a painter, but for now, it's a nice distraction. I chose an Olympic 0% VOC paint with the color called Camel.  Maybe it was in honor of Chloe the Camel that I fell in love with on my birthday.

I've done a couple of posts on a few of the places we visited during our Thanksgiving trip to Charlotte, NC (see links below).  The rest will be up there before month's end.

Randal and I wish you a very blessed holiday season filled with warm memories and excitement for a new year.  Keep Christ in Christmas and enjoy the love that Christmas brings.

Lotsa Love and Holiday Hugs,

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Around Town - Charlotte, NC (DLW)

McDowell Nature Center and Preserve - Charlotte, NC (DLW)

Being 60, Making Life An Adventure #26-30 (DLW)

First Christmas In Heaven

Wildlife Gardening for December

The Emotional Lives of Animals

Health Risk: Cell Phone Touching Body

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Grumble and You Crumble (DLW)

Useful Tips for Winter Puppy Care

Visit to Westover Plantation Along the James River (DLW)

Being 60 - Continuing The Adventure #21-25 (DLW)

Pain Brings Desire (DLW)

Cat Hairballs and Its Remedy

Doctors Prescribing Nature

Wild Animal Baby TV on PBS

Winter: Help Wildlife In Your Own Backyard

Prairie Biofuels Not Good For Birds

A Day at Historic Jamestown, Virginia  (DLW)

Surrender and Trust  (DLW)

Being 60, Life Is An Adventure #17 to 20  (DLW)

Bringing Hope to a Desperate World

Dog's Bad Behavior Could Be Health Issue

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