Thursday, January 28, 2016

A few randoms...

1.  Does anyone else love home-canned tomato juice as much as me?  I love to have a jar handy if I get a cold.  It is one of the few things that sound good and tastes good then.

2.  I am enjoying the birds at the feeders this winter.  Do you now feed birds and have you always? I did when I was a child...mom would let me feed the extra cornbread, and some corn.  I can't remember what else we fed them.  We did not buy food...in fact, I wonder how long has big bags of bird seed been available?  I just started feeding them again in the past few years...so the big bags of birdseed may have always been available and I just didn't notice.

3.  Yesterday, we found this new place where it was easy to get to the Big Raccoon Creek. It has a big sandbar.  A perfect place to take Lorelei.  Hoping we can make it back there this summer.  It is a good place to wade and/or fish...and she can throw rocks to her heart's content.

4.  This is one of the little cuties we saw yesterday!


5.  I totally love days like this...I only wish they came more often than they do.


10 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love tomato juice!!! This looks sooooooo delicious.

And your cloudy sky...it's beautiful!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

My father in law makes the BEST tomato juice with just a bit of banana pepper to add a little zest.

I have always fed the birds, mostly suet and various bread items. However, 20 or so years ago I met a birder who promoted Blue Bird attraction and that is when my feeding REALLY took off. Yes, I buy seed in big bags and make my own mix. Not to be funny, but I am feeding the birds and squirrels, chipmunk and moles and even a mouse or too. The most amazing visitor a few years ago was a flying squirrel.
xx, Carol

Mildred said...

Beautiful pictures, Rose. You had a beautiful day to be out. The creek area will be a fun place to share with Lorelei. Such a pretty photo of the finch. Hope you enjoy your Friday!

Deb said...

I have never made homemade tomato juice nor ever tasted homemade tomato juice. When you're not busy with the Lotus Quilt, please send me your recipe. Thanks!

Linda Kay said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome photos today. I do remember the canned tomato soup. I made fresh applesauce the other day, and it was like a sweet memory.

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Rose, I have not tried tomato juice and I didn't know that it is good for cold. Love the last photo, its a beautiful day!

EG CameraGirl said...

I do like tomato juice but I have never made it myself! We have fed our local birds for a few years but I have no idea of seeds were available in times gone by. Oh, wait! My grandparents used to have bird feeders and that was quite a while ago! The puffy clouds in the last photo are gorgeous!

Betsy Adams said...

I remember you saying in past years how much you enjoy fresh tomato juice.... BUT--I think I remember that this past year, you didn't get to make much since the weather messed up the tomatoes... SO--I'm glad that you still have some....

I am not much of a tomato juice person --but I do love summer tomatoes... YUM....

Great fishing/rock throwing place for you all and that precious granddaughter.

Hugs,
Betsy

CountryMum said...

Your cloudy day photo is very similar to mine, the clouds almost identical yet we are half a world apart!!

J Bonafilla said...

Gosh I like the idea of home-made tomato juice. It reminds me of summer in Spain where my husband's family drink chilled gazpacho by the bucketful. I enjoy feeding the birds too. At the moment my garden is full of green parakeets, which are definitely not a native species. They arrive in a posse and noisily devour everything. I worry that they're putting our native birds under pressure. Big Raccoon Creek looks amazing: a great place for little Lorelei to play on warm sunny days. All the best for now, Bonny