Wednesday, May 23, 2018

WOYWW #468

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed! 

HAPPY 9TH ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!! I can't believe it has been 9 years (although I don't think I've been here quite that long!) I am looking forward to sending my ATC (for the first time!) to the next person after my name!

What a wonderful Spring day we are having here! Still chilly, but I'm in no rush for the heat of summer. Everything smells wonderful this morning after a day a light rain yesterday. The leaves are popping out, and the spring trees and bushes are almost ready to bloom!

Here is my desk this morning:

I have just started a new journal page after watching some You Tube videos on my i-pad, looking for inspiration. Something came up with a dragonfly and that was it! I want the dragonflies to "fly" out of the page, so I cut the 2 middle pages so it would look like the dragonfly was flying. We'll see how it turns out!

I'm hoping you aren't getting tired of pics of my tiny front garden, but I love it. I was parking the car yesterday and the side view, with all the animals, was wonderful, so I thought I would share it:

We have squirrels who eat the seed that the larger birds pull out of the feeder above. There is a chipmunk hiding to the left, and a couple of more birds on the lawn. usually there are 2-3 times more birds/small animals on the lawn at any one time, including rabbits, and ducks! The other day, the fox ventured onto the lawn, the squirrels set off a VERY loud alarm, which got me running to the porch - to see Inky on the edge of the porch glaring down the fox, her tail all puffed up. I yelled at it and it ran away. I have since learned that the foxes now live in the backyard of the house across the street, and that another lady down the road feeds them! Well, hopefully that will mean they are not hungry for small cats. Later on that day Inky was chased by a loose dog, and I was impressed to see that she could outrun it! 

I am so happy about my birdbath, and that the birds are slowly finding it and using it!

And finally, here is Inky checking it out too. It looks as if she is sharing it with a bird, but it's not real!

We both wish you the best week, Inky says "meow" and I say Happy WOYWW!


Annie said...

Happy 9th Anniversary to you. I'm hoping to pop round to visit everyone this week....depending what work comes through my door of course.
Here's hoping we can all enjoy many more happy years of fun and friendship.
Annie x #1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 9th WOYWW anniversary! Hope you've had a good day visiting the desks :-D. I love seeing your garden pics, as you have very different visitors than we do. I like your little bird bath too, that's given me an idea for my garden.
Hugs LLJ 2 xxxx

Helen said...

Happy anniversary! hope you and Inky have had a great day. Helen #4

glitterandglue said...

Hi Linda. Happy 9th anniversary. How lovely to have such a great variety of birds and animals in your own garden. I usually have bluetits nesting - but I don't see or hear evidence of them this year, which is rather sad.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #9

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Linda, never get fed up of looking at your garden as it's lovely. I don't think you need to worry too much about Inky and the fox. I did research this sometime ago and apparently a fox will not take on a healthy cat as they can be quite aggressive when threatened and the fox prefers creatures which are easy to catch and unlikely to fight back. Happy woyww anniversary my friend. Angela x20x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy 9th time flies. Send me your email and I will send you my mailing for the exchange. Have fun with your journal.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

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Sarah Brennan said...

Happy anniversary Linda. Love the bird bath, I can't see a real bird sitting there for long with Inky in residence lol. I hope she wasn't upset by the dog encounter. Have a great week. Sarah #14

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Since it's been so long since I've been to WOYWW until recently, I definitely am NOT tired of seeing your yard or bird bath. It is wonderful. SO glad you made your first ever ATCs for WOYWW. Hope you are enjoying the party. Happy 9th anniversary from #13.

Dorlene Durham said...

Happy 9th anniversary. Your photos are always so pretty. Have a wonderful week. Dorlene #40

Diana Taylor said...

I LOVE that dragonfly against the beautiful turquoise, it's going to look stunning when you've finished. I'm enjoying all your little animals - we've had a fox around lately and I've been putting out some scraps for her as she looked so thin and scrawny - I haven't heard of them taking cats but I suppose it's possible looking at the size differences - oh dear, dilemma time!!
Hope you have a great week and Happy WOYWW anniversary (sorry I'm so late getting round)
Diana x #16

Julia Dunnit said...

It doesnt feel like 9 years does it! I love your garden shots...and I agree, I always enjoy May, it’s such an enthusiastic month...everything overflowing with buds and colourful potential. Gorgeous. I dont have a twirly thing with sprays, but I do have the TH word books...are yours in permanent use then? I’ suppose they’re really useful for journals and stuff. I had to laugh at the photo of Inky on the bird bath...she looks as if she’s worked out how to bag a bird!

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm trying really hard to get to everyone, but work time just isn't cooperating! I can't wait to see how your dragonfly turns out. And I love the views of your yard. Have a wonderful week.
-K #32

craftyani said...

Happy Anniversary not taking part this year but am trying to visit everyone who has posted. You have a lovely garden my cat also drinks out of the bird bath. Ani #3

Nikki said...

Happy WOYWW #9 , Love water bowls they bring out so much extra life in the gardens we use to have raccoons visiting us and playing in ours :) Would love to have a fox as an outdoor pet but will settle with all the squirrels :)
hugs Nikki 10

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Oh I see what you did there with the page - very clever! Show us when it's completed! Cats always have to check out anything that's different - they know exactly where everything is and if they find anything new they want to know about it! They're so nosy, aren't they? Thanks for your visit, Linda - sorry I couldn't get back to you earlier! Happy belated anniversary! zsuzsa #8

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hi Linda, Happy 9th Anniversary.. Oh my your front garden is no way small compared to some we see in the UK and I so loved seeing all those little visitors, just like a scene from a fairytale.
Good to see your bird bath is getting good use, i'm sure inky will enjoying playing in it too.
Thank you for sharing WOYWW so neatly labelled for us all to see.
Creative wishes for the week ahead Tracey #18

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Linda, it is always lovely to see the places people live, and your garden is looking so lush. How awesome to have so many animal visitors too. Have a lovely week, Happy 9th Anniversary, Hugs, Shaz #6 XXX