Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Bud, Petal, Bird, and a Hodgepodge

Mr. and Mrs. House Finch
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday


Sunday I went outside to check for leaves on the trees and look what I found!
 It's a bud, but what kind of bud is it?
It's the Bradford Pear tree and will soon look like this shot from last year.
Linking to 52 Photos Project


HodgePodge questions:

1. April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. When did you last 'shower' attention on someone or have attention 'showered' on you? Did you love it, or did all that attention make you squirm?

It isn't in my nature to shower attention or be the receiver of the shower. The last time was at my bachlorette party. I was given a foot massage in front of everyone. 

2. Share a favorite 'spring break' memory. Not talking about just the 'college spring break' thing, but any favorite spring break memory you'd like to share. Keep it family friendly please!

Sadly, I can't think of a single spring break memory.

3. It's National Pecan Month...are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite dish that calls for pecans?

I am a fan. I eat them from the bag as a healthy snack, but my hands down favorite—pecan pie!

4.  'Put all your eggs in one basket', 'egg on your face', 'rotten egg', 'walk on eggshells', or 'a good egg'...which egg-spression could most recently be applied to your own life?

'Walk on eggshells' for sure when dealing with upset family members. 

5.  In my experience___________________________________.

...you never write down anything you don't want someone to read. A hard lesson learned after my brother broadcast my diary entries to the whole family.

6. What's a  favorite song with the word rain in its title or lyrics?

Who'll Stop the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival

7. What does the word hope mean to you?

Wishing for something that will not likely happen, i.e. I hope I'll win the lottery.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I have the day off. I hope the rain stops soon. 

Linking to Wednesday Hodgepodge


Linking to Wordless Wednesday


Pioneer Plaza Dallas, Texas
Linking to Black and White Wednesday


Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful bird couple, and I'm so glad that you are getting blooms! And I think "egg on my face" applies to me more than I'd like to admit.

TexWisGirl said...

the pioneer plaza shot is great in b&w!

cute and silly pup. lovely finch couple, too.

Linda said...

Love the spring pictures! I don't recall any spring break memories either.

Molly the Airedale said...

Love your hodgepodge, BJ! I love pecan pie too but I need whipped cream on top to cut the sweetness ☺

Joyce said...

I'm glad you joined the HP this week. Your photos are gorgeous! I especially love the shot of the Bradford pear. That's a beautiful picture. Enjoy your day!

Carole M. said...

I'm loving the finch couple

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The pear bud sure is pretty. Hope the rain stopped for you!

Stewart M said...

Strangely (and 100% true) I just started playing a track called "Raingods Dancing" as you blog opened!

Nice post.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Anonymous said...

love the shot of the cute little House Finch couple. The cattle drive looks so realistic in black and white.

retired not tired said...

Great pictures! Agree with publishing only what you want people to share.

Jen E said...

I love your Border Collie!! We have one too, Piper the Hyper Dog! LOL!! And the House Finch picture is great! I saw one for the very first time this weekend. So beautiful!

Jen E said...

I don't think my comment posted! LOL!! The House Finches are beautiful! Just saw my first pair this weekend! And I love your Border Collie, just like mine--Piper the Hyperdog!!

Gillian Olson said...

Great series of pictures, handsome birds,

Esther Joy said...

Your black and white photo is stupendously wonderful! Hmmm! Not sure if that's a word, but it sounded good!

Unknown said...

Wonderful photos all of them!

mick said...

Great photo of the House Finches.

E.liza"BETH" said...

1st thought - there must be a treat in that boot for the pup? i always wonder how birdies stay on top of trees like that? just amazing!! i love pecans! i love them in pies, on desserts, in my muffins or cupcakes, i know they are very far & few lately. if you buy them at the store - they are very pricey. my Grandma Mary would make the best pecan pies. to die for. yum!! ( :

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

HI I especially love Mr & Mrs Finch

Shan Jeniah Burton said...

I love this post! SO much yumminess, all in one place! =)

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! I really like the finches!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shot of the Finches! And I love the cute Pup! Have a happy day!

Unknown said...

I like the bud and pear blossom shots, very neat.

I have to say I felt "showered" with the surprise packages I got in the mail for my birthday last month.

I like "good egg," I can think of lots of people that support and love me.

Sometimes I really wish I could know what my dogs are thinking. Looks like you do too! Is your dog a Border Collie?

I love your b&W picture from Texas!

abrianna said...

Your Wordless Wed. shot made me chuckle.

Great drama in your black and white.