Friday, March 24, 2017

Welcome Light...

Our front porch lantern gives a warm welcome even in the midst of chilly weather.

It was a gift from a dear friend, Patti.

She and her late cousin bought it at a yard sale several years back.

As soon as dusk comes, I switch the lantern on.

It look so warm and welcoming, especially when the temperatures are freezing.

The front porch chair, however, would not be a hot spot these days, if someone were to sit on it!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Snow Is on the Daffodils

In the fall, a popular expression often heard is the "frost is on the pumpkin." 

I have a new expression for the end of this winter.

It is, "Snow is on the "daffodillies." 

Yep, my pretty front door spring wreath is covered with snow.

That is the aftermath of a recent nor'easter and chilly willy temperatures. We had more than a foot of snow!

The little birdie on the wreath is buried under it, too.

Maybe the snow, once it melts, will wash the faux flowers and make them brighter!

That's today's good news.  The snow is melting and it's bound to warm up soon.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Perky Polly Parrot...

Almost everyone has heard of the proverbial Polly Parrot, right?

Well, guess what?

A Polly parrot has joined our household and is causing lots of fun.

She's "almost" real, but not quite.

 She sure LOOKS real!

At times, she closes her greenish  eyes half-way, like a living, breathing parrot.

The rest of the time, she's a wide-eyed wonder.

She has a long, soft turquoise  tail and wings.

And she talks!  

Yep, she says all kinds of things that will surprise the "bazookers" out of any onlooker.

She'll make a great burglar deterrent if set up in a corner of a dark room. 

This Polly Parrot used to call an elementary school classroom home.  The kids loved her.

When my youngest sister retired as a teacher, however, Polly came to her home and then ours, thanks to the pleading of a grandchild.

We all get a kick out of Polly.

As much as I'd love to have one of her living cousins, our Polly comes without poop, so that's a good thing.

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