Monday, January 9, 2012

Let's Geaux!

My mother was having a lot of trouble getting around today so I helped her dress and bathe this morning. After that I looked online for some recipes to try, then made a quick dash to the grocery store. While dinner was simmering I went out and got these photos. Every few feet I breathed in the strongest scent of roses, yet when I looked around there wasn't a rose bush in sight! I came home and told my mom and she said the Blessed Mother must've been with me. I don't know about that, but it really was weird!

Azaleas are still in bloom!
ID help needed - anyone know what kind of bird this is? 
UPDATE: Eastern Phoebe
Thanks, TexWisGirl!!
Growing from a tree stump
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When I returned from my photography session, mama was eager to get ready for the LSU vs Bama game. She already had on her LSU shirt, so I found her LSU socks and the LSU slippers my daughter sent her for Christmas. She is convinced LSU is going to win the game because of these magic slippers. I'm going to have one depressed little lady on my hands if they don't win. :/


26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh my! you just brought back a flood of memories from my Catholic childhood - yes, my mother would have said the blessed mother was there, too!

i think that bird is an Eastern Phoebe.

i sure hope those slippers work!

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, I'm rooting for LSU, too...but I'm concerned in the early moments.

Wish I could find subjects like yours on a short walk from MY house!

(Again...I'm so glad you're back!)

Kathy said...

Those azaleas are beautiful. I just learned this year that there are fall-blooming azaleas. The ones around here aren't as pretty as the ones that bloom in spring but who cares! There's not a lot of flowers that bloom in the late fall and winter so I'll take what I can get!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wonderful to see your photos again Gail, each one is great. Especially love the nature shots, although the other two complete the photo story. Sounds like you are part of an adventure at the moment.

Shug said...

How cute your mom must be...I think this is precious! I sure hope she gets her win..
How strange that you would smell the roses...Maybe it was the sweet presence of the Lord there with you...
The photos are beautiful...

Tricia said...

Those photos looks so pretty! I can't believe how it's so green there.

Hilary said...

Your mom sounds like a sweet character with those lucky slippers.. I hope her team wins. Beautiful images, as always.

ladyfi said...

Those are some cute slippers.

And lovely shots.

Barbara Shallue said...

Your day was so much more productive than mine! Love that the azaleas are still blooming. I'm so sorry LSU didn't win, though!!

Henrietta Hassinen said...

The scent is really weird thing but nice, I wish I could smell the roses in my walks:) It really looks so summery over there.

hootnonny said...

Wonderful pics, Gail. So glad you're back in the swing!

Too bad your mom was disappointed with the game. I didn't watch it but many of my FB friends/family were watching and commenting.

hootnonny said...

BTW, a Boston Butt is a pork shoulder...at least it's a cut from the shoulder! :)

Autumn said...

I guess the slippers weren't so magic after all! Too bad. :) Oh well, maybe next time! Did she still enjoy herself?

Linda R. said...

It is so nice to stop by and see your lovely photos this morning. It looks like such a lovely walk you went on. That bird photo is breathtaking..
I do hope you have a happy week my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Rosie said...

These photos are so wonderful, Gail! I'm so glad you have such wonderful "things" to find around you!

missing moments said...

Not a football fan myself but your mom is so cute with those slippers! Some great outdoor photos!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Beautiful photos, Gail. I'm so glad you were able to have some photo time yesterday. I agree with Reena -- the last photo is precious. :)

Butterbean Row said...

Gail,
You never said what you were making for dinner. LOL I always love to hear about recipes and what people eat.
The Blessed Mother was near you...that is always a sign. You are very privileged.
Love you photos as always...couldn't identify the bird or mushroom though. Love your MOm's socks. Glad you are there to help her.

Charlotte

Michelle Renee said...

Pretty photos. I *think* the bird is a flycatcher of some sort or a phoebe. I hope your mom's team wins. It's nice of you to be there to help her out.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Your photo session was perfect. Can't believe azaleas are in bloom! Your precious mother's slippers and her waiting for the game is priceless. Glad to see things are settling down a bit. Hope you have a wonderful week and "Reauxll Tide!" :)

lisa said...

Gail, I don't know what kind of bird that is, but your image of it is AMAZING!!! Love those LSU slippers too!!

Thank you so much for being a part of The Creative Exchange this week.

lisa. xo

Ruth said...

haha! I love those slippers! A great post :)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

My mom would have said the same thing about the Blessed Mother... WoW! That brought tears to my eyes!

Bless your mother's heart & did LSU win?

Ghost Writer said...

Belle,

I am so jealous. You have such an unending supply of beautiful material and such a natural eye for capturing it. Your photography always leaves me wanting more shots to admire. I hope that you realize what a blessing your pictures are. Be blessed my friend.

GW

Georgianna said...

Dear Gail,

I know your life has been full to the brim lately but these peaceful images are so serene and relaxing – I hope you get some quiet moments creating them as we do in viewing them.

Wishing you a week of happiness and yes, grace. I admire all you are doing. xo – g

septembermom said...

You pick such wonderful subjects for your photos. I especially love that last shot. Awesome!