Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Birthday and Birds

Well, today is my son's birthday.  He's making me really feel old.  I actually addressed the envelope to Mr. this time and it felt kind of funny, but he is a Mr.   I've still got lots of paper left over from his wedding invitations so I thought I'd put it to some good use. 

Stipple Shells, Happy Moments (sentiment), Inkadinkado coral, Mike's Seahorses, By the Seashore, Rough Texture wheel - all the stamps used.  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White, Sahara Sand paper.  VersaMark, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Creamy Caramel ink.  White gel pen,blender pen, circle punch and sponges - the accessories used.   I fussy cut the seahorses and popped them up.

We managed a quick trip to the condo this weekend, thanks to the day off for President's Day yesterday.  (I'll post a picture of the project we completed with Rachel also over the weekend in Delaware later.)  It was wickedly windy on Sunday evening.  We normally have some movement inside since we're on pile-ons, but the ceiling fan was really swaying and the wind was really howling - still some on Monday morning.  But we were kind of determined to drive out to the lighthouse as there were reports of some harlequin ducks being seen in the inlet. 

Alas, no harlequins, but we did see the following and I only managed a few shots because the wind was biting and we were the only nuts out there to begin with. 

Red-Breasted Merganser top and on the left below.

Long-Tailed Duck - male - on the right above and below.

 Long-Tailed Duck female below.

Ice glazed rocks.  It looks like an icing glaze on donuts or cookies.


  1. Love the colours in the card!
    I'll have to look up harlequin ducks, but hey - I'd be pretty happy with the merganser and the long-tailed! I do believe we saw some sort of merganser in France, but that wasn't exactly in the wild. A biting wind is no fun, though - I think heard a forecast for tomorrow that said with the wind chill it would feel well below freezing. The iced rocks look amazing.

  2. My sons are starting to make me feel old also. love your pictures . . . I applaud you for taking pictures in the wind. I felt cold just reading about it. Stay warm.


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