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Monday, April 30, 2012

Week 17 in Pictures

Another week bites the dust.  Things have slowed down here a bit, which is a welcome change.  I know things will pick right back up again now that we are getting nearer to the end of the school year, but for now, I am enjoying the freedom that a semi-clear calendar provides.

For instance, this week I was able to join the girls at Craft Night, go to lunch and shopping with Doug, visit a local animal park with my friend, Laura, and go to see a movie and then go out to dinner with some girl friends.  It was so nice to relax for a change!  I also managed to get a couple more months of photos edited and printed.  I'm still very far behind, but not as much now.  :)

Anyway, let's see what this past week looked like in pictures ...

Yeah, I know ... another bird photo.  But here's the thing ... I was hearing A LOT of noise outside my window.  Turns out this one little bird wasn't too happy about sharing the feeder with the many other birds that wanted to eat too.  He kept flapping his wings trying to get the other birds to go away, which they didn't.  Eventually he must have decided to just get along and they all ate their fill.

Okay, so I'm totally cheating on this one.  Monday was cold and crappy - raining and snowing all day.  I was completely uninspired to pick up my camera.  Plus I had a splitting headache.  So this is actually from Tuesday when the evening sun was gorgeous ... especially on these Dogwood blossoms.

Honey and I were able to go for a walk alone ... just the two of us ... through my neighbor's woods.  The evening sun was so pretty.  And I managed to get Honey to sit still while I took a few pictures of her.  If only my kids would cooperate as well as she does.  :)

Honey and I went for another walk on the bike trail where we came across these delicate little flowers.  I don't know what they are but they are pretty.
(Texture by Shadowhouse Creations).
Inspire Me

As I said, I went to a local animal park with my friend, Laura.  I ended up buying a season pass since this was already my second time there this year.  And I was so excited to see this guy ... Levi, a 5-month-old giraffe.  (He wasn't out the last time we were there.)  He is so stinkin' adorable.  This is just one of the many changes they have made at the animal park during the winter.  Too bad it started thunderstorming while we were there and we had to make a mad dash to the car.  :)

Not too many flowers are blooming in my flower bed yet.  I must have mostly summer flowers.  But this pretty purple one has been around for a while.  It has even survived several frosty cold nights.

Went with some girl friends to see The Lucky One and then out to dinner.  I wouldn't say this was the best movie I have ever seen, but it wasn't the worst either.  It was just okay.  And Zac Efron is quite handsome, which made it more enjoyable.  :)

One last thing, Sarah and Gina asked us to show off our favorite photo from April, so here's mine ...
This male peacock was showing off for a female for quite a while.  It was so interesting to watch.

That's it for me!  Hope you have a wonderful week!


Rachel said...

Lovely, lovely photos! That peacock is stunning!

I'd love to have birds in our garden. We put out feeders but we never get any pretty birds! Do you know what those ones are?

Laura said...

Great pic of Levi!! I love him!

Rainey said...

Aw, I love the photos of Honey and the baby giraffe! Animals are so stickin' cute.

Your desciption of Zac Efron was a lot more mature than mine was. :-) He is "quite handsome".

packmom said...

Honey is so cute. That peacock is just unreal! The colors are so amazing.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh my- the giraffe- I love them so much!!!!

Danelle said...

These are all great, but that giraffe is too cute! I wasn't sure if he was even real at first!

Tracey Washington said...

OMG! I think that giraffe is the cutest thing I've ever seen! :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love the set. They're all perfectly beautiful. So good to see Honey in her beauty and so glad to see spring has sprung.

Sarah Halstead said...

These are sooo beautiful. Great photos. That giraffe shot is great. Love your favorite photo too.

Teachinfourth said...

I love the rich smoothness evident in so many of your photos...the soft backgrounds are fantastic.