20 May, 2008

Unwinding

My husband and I spent last evening unwinding after a happy and hectic wedding weekend. One of our favorite ways to recharge is to relax at home while enjoying a glass of wine on the side porch; watching the birds and solving the world's problems. We were treated to an impromptu show: "Dinner Hour at the Home of the Bluebirds"! There are at least three Bluebird babies living in there, sometimes there would be that many open beaks clamoring for tasty little treats (worms? bugs?) at the door. Unfortunately we were unable to snap a photo of more than one at a time in the window. They're getting big and will be fledging soon; so it goes, the circle of life...

Now that the wedding is done, and there's a lull between big events, I'm having a giveaway to celebrate my 400th post milestone! Leave a comment on this post (make sure you have an e-mail contact) and you'll be entered into a drawing for a unique surprise. Let the fun begin!!

Life is Good!

52 comments:

Nancy said...

Speaking of worms, as the first commenter, I would be the early bird! Please enter me in your drawing.

n, np

Diane said...

I was going to comment on your post from yesterday, but forgot. I had to take a double take on the title, "One- for now"...my first thought was they are one (as in one flesh) for now, but maybe not for long?? LOL Then I realized you were saying one picture for now...DUH.
I love reading your blog.

Ancestor Collector said...

Many times this weekend we called our little grandson "a baby bird" as he would open his mouth and search frantically for his nourishment. God's tiny creatures are so sweet to watch!

Belated congrats on your 400th post!

paula, the quilter said...

I enjoy starting my day on the deck with my morning cup of coffee and listening to the choir of birds. Please enter me into your giveaway. Please, pretty please?

quiltteacher said...

Happy for you & DH. Your last little bird has too left the nest.

Pam said...

We've been watching the birds building nests and have one really chubby hummingbird who is frequenting our baskets on the front porch...thinking this might be a momma soon.

Congrats on the wedding (they look so happy!) and your 400th post milestone.

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Sherry said...

My DH & I have an old, unpainted bird house that we keep meaning to paint but the sparrows keep beating us to it. We had a wonderful time the other night planting flowers in the front yard & watching the parents going to feed the babies (all the while keeping one eye on us!).

Enjoy the peace!

Sherry

Maria said...

Wow! 400 posts. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend. Looking over it now, I'll bet you're feeling so blessed!

domestic goddess said...

My husband and I also love watching the blue birds. We have 6 blue bird houses on our property, and there is constant activity searching for food. I love reading your blog. Please enter me in your drawing.

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations on your 400th post! Please enter me in your drawing.

Arlene said...

I loved your bluebirds. We have robins building a nest on a rafter on our porch. They are the sloppiest nest builders I have ever seen. But, we try not to disturb them. I love reading your blog.

Arlene said...

I loved your bluebirds. We have robins building a nest on a rafter on our porch. They are the sloppiest nest builders I have ever seen. But, we try not to disturb them. I love reading your blog.

zizzybob said...

I love giveaways, count me in.

mamaspark said...

I would like to be included in your give away and CONGRATS, BTW on your 400th post!!! I I hope we will be seeing some wedding photos soon too.

Marcia said...

Can family members be entered into the drawing???

Libby said...

I guess we should remember how quickly birds grow up and leave the nest . . . then we wouldn't feel so melancholy when it seems like ours have grown so fast *s*

Salem Stitcher said...

Sitting on your side porch with a glass of wine sounds so wonderful and you get a free show from the bluebirds!

Great picture!

Rhonda said...

How wonderful to have Bluebirds right in your backyard!
Wow, congrats on your 400th! I love to have a chance in your drawing. Sounds like fun! I'm getting close to my 100th post, so maybe I'll do a drawing too. :-)

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Ahh, what a great way to unwind. You deserve it. The birds feeding are so fascinating. You just get taken up, lost in the moment. Perfect.

Drawing Entry #18ish Love, *karendianne.

Quilt Memories said...

Congratulations on your 400+ posts. I have posted well over 100 but will wait until I am at home for a give away. Count me in on yours, cause whatever you choose, I'm sure it will be wonderful. Bobbin

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I think I want your life!

bluebirds and wine...smile.

Lindah said...

Lovely wedding pic. And the bluebirds...those must be the "bluebirds of happiness!" Congratulations on the wedding and on the 400th! Looking forward to more wedding pix.

quiltmom said...

HI Mrs.Goodneedle,
Congratulations on your 400 th post- it appears that you are celebrating on many fronts. May your children enjoy many happy years together. I appreciate the many ways you celebrate life. Life is good is a great expression. I am sure we will look forward to seeing who is the lucky winner in your draw. Perhaps I will be the fortunate one..
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Shelina said...

hat is a beautiful way to relax. Happy 400th!

Anne Heidi said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to wind down. Love the shot of the birds! Wow, 400 posts- congratulations!
Hugs!

Quiltdivajulie said...

So glad you have a way to unwind and savor the moments... that is SO important! Congrats on your blog's growth and thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of us!

Joyce said...

what a wonderful way to unwind. I looove bluebirds.

leigh anna said...

in response to marcia's question....
i think we should be able to be entered.... (i like being considered a family member:P)
you would totally save on shipping! :)

CONNIE W said...

400 Posts - that's a milestone to reach - and I've read every one of them. I am here to enter the drawing and will keep my fingers crossed!

Katie said...

My neighbor feeds the bluebirds every afternoon. It's fun to go out and watch them come when she calls.

Su Bee said...

LOL - when I first read this one, it sounded so good that I went and snatched Hunny up for a glass of wine out back, forgetting to tell you - "Pick me, pick me!"
Your girls are lovely - what a blessed time in your life.

simplicitybegins said...

Little birds are wonderful, but I was more interested in the portraits of your daughter and daughter-in-law. I think the guys should be included, too! :) Add me to the drawing, please?

Nadine said...

I love reading your blog, from my little corner of the world :>)
It's very inspiring, and so cheerful ! THANKS for that, and a HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY !

THANKS also for entering me into your drawing...

Kind regards and smiles,

NADINE

Tanya said...

Am I too late? I always admire the way you can make a lasting impression on your blog with very few words. Thank you and congratulations on your 400th post!

Suzan said...

Such a charming bluebird house! They are beautiful birds that are losing habitat daily. You are blessed to have them nesting at your home. Congratuations on your 400th post! Your blog is always a joy to read.

Becky said...

Thanks for the reminder! Enjoy your blog! Can feel your positive vives across the internet lines. 400 posts! What a milestone! Enjoy your weekend in Savannah. We love eating at Pearl's Seafood. You would need to ask for directions. It's away from the historic area. Tybee Island is also nice (or it was on the days we went there)

Take care,
Becky in Georgia

Lori said...

Congrats to you! 400 post and the expanding family..A bonus daughter!

Life is GOOD huh?

julieQ said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet son's wedding memories. Please count me in too!

Arlene said...

Congratulations on your 33rd! We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary this year too.
Fastest 33 years of my life (best too!)
Congratulations on 400 posts. I
enjoy your blog immensely.

dot said...

Congrats on #A# yrs. Enjoy your week-end. Relax relax relax.

Quilting Journey said...

My comment: Sweet!! It's no accident that the mythology of the bluebird goes back thousands of years and across many cultures to symbolize happiness, prosperity, good fortune,good health and hearth and home! Life is, indeed good, in the Strawberry Patch!!!!

D Rubio said...

I love your blog! 400 more please. Although I started reading for the quilting, I love your nature posts just as much. Thank You.
Denise

Mrs. Sew and Sew said...

I love your blog. Hannes is just too sweet. I have too weenies myself. My boy is a longhair dapple doxie. They are such fun.

Your quilts are awesome. Pease enter me in your drawing. Congrats on your 400th post. Karen

gwen said...

Congratulation on your 400th post and on a beautiful wedding. I really like the idea of the 2 pictures on your wall.
The 2 bird houses at my place are empty too. But they were used and we could see some of the little ones a few time. Take care.

Bobbie Bentneedle said...

The bluebird house looks like it houses a lovely family - and the wedding pictures look fab, as well. Please enter me, along with the rest of the free world, in your giveaway! :0) I really enjoy the positive vibes I get from your posts.

anne bebbington said...

What pretty little birds those bluebirds are - we have nothing like that over here in the UK

Candace said...

Congratulations. I have just discovered your blog recently, and am enjoying it very much. Today, I am enjoying the picture of your son with the little stuffed animal on his head.

Karen L. said...

Hi, Found your blog via Quiltville's blog and hope to catch up on what's going on by reading some earlier entries. Looks like it should be interesting and informative.

Karen L. said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog via Quiltsville's blog. Since she recommended it, I figured it was worthwhile to read. I will have some catching up to do but hope to enjoy reading some past entries.
Karen L.

atet said...

Congrats on your 400th post, and more importantly on the blessings to your family! A new daughter in law and 33 years of marriage -- now that really is a reason that life is good!

karen said...

Have a great time on your anniversary trip. It's a wonderful city.

Nan said...

I just had to comment that I wish there were bluebirds in my neck of the woods! I love your photo and tale.