Monday, July 31, 2006
Well these are the photos I sent to my resident KF Fairy Godmother.. As I am at a loss to purchase anything with a Australian Shepard on it.. So I ask if I could maybe?? Wish for a purse charm with as much sparkle as his personality...
The photos here are when my Nickie was 7 weeks old and one recent photo of him guarding sod for his dad in the Fairy Garden that is under construction....~~~~> Enjoy
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Hi all .
I was feeling lonely today and was thinking about my fur-babie Nickie and how old he is getting to be.. He will be 11 in October.. I have had so many wonderful pets through my life and very blessed that all passed over to Rainbow Bridge from old age. All but one.
I called him Sqiddley Diddley.. He was truly a joy. He was my familiar. He spent some of the worst parts of my life with me and most of the best. We were so in sync. He missed placed himself a couple times.. But we always found each other. That must be the cat in me? I will always remember that Christmas the last I had with him..
I am posting some photos in memory of some of my furry friends and feathered that have already crossed Rainbow Bridge.. I hope you enjoy the peek.
In memory of:
The Poem below came from a Kirks Folly news letter a long time ago....
The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them who has been left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks in the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted and when you and your special friend meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your beloved pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Hi All, I have decided to post some of my wedding photo's from my album. As it will be 26 years since this day..----> on Aug 4th. I can not believe it has been that long..
I am also posting a poem that I have had for almost that long Called "From Opposite Ends"
I am unsure of the author but it comes from one of Danielle Steels Romance Books..
Hope you enjoy looking at a younger BeeCharmer.
From Opposite Ends
From opposite ends of the earth we came, trundling our bags,
our treasures, our laughter, our hearts.
From opposite ends of the city we came, from different points
where we once stood, so near, yet far apart.
From opposite ends of the world we came, silent and cautious, unseen.
From opposite ends of a lifetime we came, and found a breath of magic hovering in between.
From opposite ends of a kiss we come, to hold each other tight beneath a starry sky.
From opposite ends of a heart we smile, two lives blended into one, with no more opposites
to approach, but simply together, laughing and young, the beautiful man that you are, and I.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Hi All, I was out and about this morning and I had so many butterflys floating around I was in awe. So I thought I would post this information on drawing butterflys to the garden.
I collect tons of information and this is some pretty good info and simple..
Butterflies are drawn to water, but only if they can wade and flit in just the shallowest of shallows. (Ever notice gatherings of butterflies on the puddles along a creek or stream?) They are also are drawn to a particular nutrient found in soils. Here's how to provide butterflies a butterfly spa that they love so that they flock to your garden, deck, or balcony:
Make a Butterfly Landing Pad
1. Recycle an old Frisbee. Add marbles to the bottom for weight and landing pads (or a flat stone, a brick, or something organic and heavy that you have handy).
2. Sink a broken cup into the ground or into a large pot of plants on your deck or balcony. Cut up a sponge to fit into the cup or stuff in a well-rinsed net shower scrubber. Keep the cup filled with water.
3. Fill an old pizza or jelly roll pan with water to provide a shallow puddle on a sunny day. Line the pan with a cotton tea towel or paper towels.
Make it "For Butterflies Only"
Another way to attract butterflies is to make a small butterfly spa using a large plate, an old baking dish, or a shallow ceramic bowl. Sink the dish into the ground (preferably in a flowerbed, which is attractive as well as convenient-no mowing around it) and fill it with sand, which has absorbed or contains the salts and nutrients butterflies love. Or just toss a shovelful of dirt into the container. Wet the sand or dirt thoroughly and make sure it stays constantly damp.
Make a Butterfly Buffet
A platform feeder meant for birds works nicely for giving butterflies a buffet of bananas, watermelon, or apples. Change the fruit every day or two to keep the display presentable, although the butterflies won't mind and would probably prefer rotting material. Swallowtails, painted ladies, and fritillaries are the most likely to visit a fruit station such as this.
Butterflies play a vital role in our natural ecosystem by pollinating plants. Here's how to keep your garden alive with these delicate creatures all summer long.
1. Pick your spot
To turn your garden into desirable real estate for these lovely creatures, you'll need to provide their favorite features:
Full sun for at least half the day Butterflies are cold-blooded, so they need to bask in the sun to generate enough heat to fly. Add some flat rocks where they can perch.
Protection from the wind A thicket of bushes and tall plants keeps butterflies safe from wind, bad weather, and predators.
Moisture Butterflies will often gather in large numbers at the edge of sand or mud puddles to drink and absorb mineral salts.
2. Select nectar plants To attract butterflies to your garden, add nectar plants for them to feed on. Single plants won't do; you'll need big clumps of them. Some of our favorites are asters, butterfly bush, butterfly weed, marigolds, purple coneflowers, and zinnias. Include early- and late-blooming varieties, so the butterflies will have a supply of food throughout the growing season.
3. Add host plants Butterflies lay eggs on everything from passionflower vines to parsley and poplar trees, all of which will provide food for caterpillars when they hatch.
Monday, July 17, 2006
I thought I would post the first poem I had published. I wrote this poem during a very bad storm we had in 2000 in my coastal town. I sat wondering what it must be like to be a fisherman caught in the storm looking to shore.. I won a Editors Choice award for this poem.
November coastal blow, gale splash
fishermen's view, white caps dance.
Steamy head erupt, Mt. Fuji tremble.
Tide buds, shore snowflakes fly,
bird's wing broken, falling, die .
Yellow lantern glisten, candle glow
wind to breeze, dawn, fog.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
What a wonderful day today was. I awoke to a lovely warm yet over cast day to be greeted by my little quail friends who stopped in for morning coffe with me. I later went to the post and there was a surprize for me in the box. My book had arrived at last. It is a poetry book intitled " The Best Poems of 2005" I was very surprized when I was chosen for this edtion as this is my second time for this publisher. Mine is the first poem in this edition.. I wrote a poem called "Faithful" right after my sons 3rd deploymnet to Iraq..
The sun shines bright, burning hot
as we watch from this tarmac.
In boonie hats and digital cams
straight and tall, brave young men.
No tears of joy will fall today,
As you march off into harms way.
On bended knee we stop and pray,
for a safe return to this tarmac.
In digital cams, with boonie in hand.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Hi, Today I am posting a new poem I have completed..
It came out pretty good I think..?
I hope you all like it...
On pixie dust I flew today,
To a far away place, I have longed to stay,
To a lilac grove were I stopped and played,
Then to a crystal blue elvin cove were I swam my night away.
Two fairies came to bid me ado,
Then flew me home with the morning dew.