Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Peaceful Moments




Sunrise and Almond Blossoms













And the tradition continues. Kris and I love going to the teashops around town. Here she is in her hat du jour. Later it was replaced by her favorite top hat. I love the pretty red and pink feathers of this one.







Every year in late winter to early spring the mating dances start and each year an experienced female finds her way to the protected greenery of the patio garden.

11 comments:

Gypsy Purple said...

LOvely happy pictures...enjoyed them

LisaOceandreamer said...

wonderful photos and look at that cutie pie Kris - she's a hat gal for sure, it suits her!
XOXO

Autrice DelDrago said...

Wow! The blossoms are beautiful!!!!! So is Kris.

Ok, do you have a duck nest every year?

Star said...

Seeing your pictures makes me yearn for spring to come here. I love the almond blossoms...

AnnieElf said...

Yes, Toni. Usually at least one female finds a place to her liking either in the Music building courtyard or by the backdoor. We put signs up to remind people to not disturb the nest. Usually people have the sense to leave them alone but it doesn't hurt to remind the random village idiot to NOT TOUCH.

The babies are put through their walking paces almost immediately because the raised beds are a good 36 inches high. That first step is a BIG one for the little guys.

Kristen Robinson said...

Oh the almond blossoms are so lovely, I can almost smell the dew of morning that comes with the sunrise.

Tea is a lovely tradition....we must make a point to get together some day for a spot of tea and fun talk over cucumber sandwiches.

XO
Kristen

paris parfait said...

Great photos and a terrific hat!

paris parfait said...

Annie, you may be interested in a piece I have today on International Women's Day which mentions women/girls in Afghanistan and Iran. xo

Tammy said...

I love tea houses and they have a cute one in Columbia State Park. Have you been there yet? Great shots!

MARYELLEN said...

3 really fun pictures. Your daughter??? is adorable and the hat is indeed uniquely lovely. Love the duck pic the best though.

Lee-ann said...

Annie what a wonderful time you are going to have and what fun it sounds like it will be too.

bridal showers are so nice and this one sounds like it will be so!

take care and stay safe on the long trip.
blessings Lee-ann