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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to get crystal clear focus with your binoculars

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August 2014 in Bartow County, Georgia ~ USA!!!

First...It is hot and dry. Have to water certain plants every few days. 
Zinna's

Male Northern Cardinal at my make do feeder. Thanks Dennis !!!

Bush Pile for Wildlife 

Wishing Love, Peace, Heath, and Wealth...to All!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

What Makes you feel Rich?

"If you want to feel rich, just count all the great things you have that money can't buy." - Proverb












Just a small example of the living creatures that make me feel rich.

Wishing Peace, Love, Health and Wealth to ALL!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Atlanta Botanical Garden ~ Summer 2014

My daughter recently treated me to a visit at the wonderful Atlanta Botanical Garden. My eldest granddaughter took over my camera. I had to go through over 400 photos. She is a shutterbug for real and she is only 9 years old. Reckon she takes after her grandma and maybe her dad (he works as a director for CNN). So she took most of these photos and has a good eye.

Imaginary Worlds is the theme this year and it is outstanding. They have used nearly 2 hundred thousand plants to form 28 living sculptures. This is the largest exhibition of this kind in the U.S. This exhibit is a partnership between the Atlanta Botanical Garden and International Mosaiculture of Montreal. I have learned the art of mosaiculture is centuries old. 


The Earth Goddess was my favorite
My granddaughter is a young Goddess
Daughter and Granddaughter and those cool gorillas 

Granddaughter took this one of the Ogre and her Mom.
A nice lady took this one of me and my talented granddaughter
My granddaughter took this one...love it!
Francesca loved the waterfall
This friendly Catbird wanted the cheerios my granddaughter was eating
She fed her 2 babes the cheerios
This is a cool lizard that posed for me.
 TheUnicorn was amazing

Love this shot by my granddaughter inside the Fuqua Orchid Center
Francesca took this one of the Rabbits....
....and this one of the Frog in the pond...
and this giant smiling Blackberry in the Editable Garden
Thought I would end with this selfie Francesca took....behind my back. At nine she sure has a great sense of humor. 
Grandma was surprised!
Smiles!!!

Wishing Peace, Love, Health, and Wealth to All!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tankless Hot Water Heater

Ten years ago the hot water heater in my camper rusted out. Due to my not liking a 5 gal hot water heater with a pilot light that would cost about $500.00 to replace....I did without. I heated my water on my stove and washed dishes and bathed the old fashion way. Plus I didn't complain since I am all about living as Green as I can. 

 As a belated Birthday gift, my super wonderful son installed an EZ Tankless Hot water heater for me a few days ago. I wanted see just how it worked before sharing if I liked it or not.  

Well. I don't like it.....I LOVE it! It is very nice having instant hot water for washing dishing and general cleaning. Having a nice hot shower really rocks. 
EZ Tankless 101
I found this on Amazon.com and sent the link to my son. Most of the reviews were positive. The only problem my son had was finding the right fittings to hook up the water (in and out) and the propane line. Thankfully an employee at the local Ace Hardware found this an intriguing challenge and put together workable fittings. 

This tank uses 2 D batteries to fire the propane so there is no pilot light to burn-up propane. It has a 15 minute safety cut-off but if you need more just cut it off and back on and you will have another 15 minutes of hot water. 

This is perfect for anyone who needs hot water who would like or is living off grid. My son installed my on the back side of my camper and built a roof to keep it out of the rain. If installed inside you would need to vent it. 

At a price of $144.95 my son even if we need to replace in 3 to 5 years it is a good buy. 

I'm adding a link to it on my blog. If you are wishing to live a little greener check it out. 

Now I'm adding Solar Panels to my Wish List! 

Wishing Peace, Love, Health, and Wealth to ALL!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lake Sinclair ~ Milledgeville, Georgia

My son and daughter-in-law have a wonderful place on Lake Sinclair located in middle Georgia. Here are a few photos from my recent visit...


Son, Ryan with prize Bass....He turned it lose....

Son and lovely daughter-in-law by the Oconee River in Milledgeville, Georgia


Great Blue Heron at the edge of their back yard.


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Cool sign pointing towards their favorite places....with the mileage. 


Female Black-wing Blackbird in their back yard. Not a great photo but a first sighting for me. 


A cool Bat House along the walkway by the Oconee River. I have always wanted a Bat House. 


Spotted this Eastern Kingbird along the shoreline of Lake Sinclair while my son and I were fishing. I was trilled because this was another bird to add to my life list. Just as I was taking a picture of this bird....I had a bite on my line.


After a good 5 minute fight I landed a feisty catfish. That was a fun catch! My son took him off the hook and returned him to the lake. I am chicken when it comes with unhooking a catfish.


This Black Vulture was posing for on the side of the road. Pleased that I have a son that is cool with stopping so I could get a picture.


I love their hammock. Speaking of which...while I was resting in this hammock...I took a picture of the underside of this bird....

....in the tree top. I am not sure what kind of bird this is. I must ask for help for an accurate ID.
Edit:  This is a female American Redstart. Thanks to Linda Z. for her help!
I had to end with my dear daughter-in-law, Lynne's beautiful white Iris' in full bloom.

Thank-you Ryan and Lynne for an unforgettably wonderful weekend!

I would like to dedicate this post to the memory of Jim Seago.
He was a brother-in-law that divorce never removed him from being family.
May you rest in Peace.

Wishing Peace, Love, Health, and Wealth...to All! 

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