October 24, 2012

Sunday Afternoon Creek Walk





fall path

creek in fall

Gorgeous days here. We are out in the woods every weekend. Monday through Friday I drive past this park, which is in a valley right in the heart of the city, to and from work. It's all I can do to keep on the road and get myself actually to work, remain seated in the air conditioned library all day, and drive back through it again to pick my son up before the daycare closes. I feel like I am losing time, missing gold, letting wonder slip past my car windows.

October 8, 2012

crystal ball boy

crystal ball boy, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

Who is this big-head boy? What is in his future?

October 7, 2012

Fall Woods Walk


Hiked at Ft. Washington State Park yesterday. Lovely fall colors coming on. It was overcast so the light was muted.


Train bridge went above us and the creek.


puck's leaf collection


Click the photos to see more in the set at Flickr.

June 1, 2012

House wren haiku

House wren, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.
June morning
the house wren's endless chatter
a second cup

This little guy wakes me up and keeps at it all day long. His nest is in the birdhouse on the porch. I know it's summer when I take my second cup of coffee on the porch with him.

The Friday Poetry Roundup is over at Carol's Corner. Enjoy!

February 5, 2012

Week of photos

chore jar, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.
Started a new job and I don't have as much time to take or post photos. Here are a few from this weekend.

bird book

Can you believe the first crocuses are out today? This is the earliest I have ever seen them around here. It's kind of scary.


Got to about 50 degrees with sun and blue skies today. Hard to complain about that!

January 25, 2012

Puck's Pinewood Derby

Puck's Pinewood car is red, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

Puck's Pinewood Derby car is the red one. We came in the middle of the pack; not the fastest but not the slowest. Pretty good for the first time!

January 24, 2012

A Blustery Weekend

female cardinal, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.
I've been watching the bird feeders and only just today got outside for a walk. Finally some sunshine!

mossy bank
Love the way the moss glows and the dry beech leaves rattle in the wind.

beech leaves

What are you seeing these days?

January 20, 2012

chess board

chess board, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

My youngest son is interested in learning chess, so I am polishing up my game. Afraid I need some tutoring so I had to get out the books... Do you have any tips for me?

January 19, 2012

deer skull

deer skull, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

Went for a cold walk on the powerline trail today. You never know what you are going to find hidden in the weeds.

January 18, 2012

leaf in thin ice

leaf in thin ice, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

I stopped by the nature center to watch the bird feeders for a while this morning. Lots of birds but I didn't get any good shots of them. Only caught the leaves stuck in a thin scum of ice on the pond.

January 17, 2012

heart wreath

heart wreath, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.
I made this wreath out of rags. I found the idea on Red Tag Art's blog here. The directions call for making the frame out of wire but I decided to make mine out of cardboard from my recycling bin. 

cardboard heart frame

The front is more puffy but I like the back better (pictured at the top).
finished rag heart

January 15, 2012

House Sparrows at the feeder

house sparrow 2, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.
Watching the sparrows, I found a Cooper's Hawk watching them as well.

house sparrow 4

house sparrow 6
cooper's hawk 2

Red bellied woodpecker

Red bellied woodpecker, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

My backyard bird feeder is getting to be good entertainment.

January 13, 2012

squirrel watching

squirrel, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

It's a good day to stay inside and watch the wildlife around the bird feeders. I have another photo and haiku posted on my book blog A Wrung Sponge today with a link to the Friday Poetry roundup. Take a look!

January 12, 2012

Snow Drops

snow drops, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.
Dreary, cold, wet January; great weather for snow drops!

snow drops 3

January 11, 2012

Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby

Puck works on his car, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.
This is our first year in Cub Scouts, and first time making the Pinewood Derby car. Loving it so far! Anyone have any tips?

cub scouts pinewood derby

January 10, 2012

Seeing Red

red honeysuckle, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

After a grueling meeting I needed two things; ice cream and a long walk with my camera. Found both today. Click the image to go to the set on flickr.

January 9, 2012

Winter walking

lichen, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

I drove up the road and parked a little farther up the creek than I usually walk. Look what my camera saw! Click the image to go through to the Flickr set.

What we do when video game time is up

January 8, 2012

lake sunset 2

lake sunset 2, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

Went for a walk at dusk at the nature center. Click the image to go to the photo set for more.

January 6, 2012

Outdoor plants

weed fluff, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

Indoor plants

palm, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

January 4, 2012

Memory Jar

memory jar, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.

Birthday gift for my mom. Filled with Bible verses, memories, quotes and thanksgivings from friends and family.

January 3, 2012

Cold Wind

Basketball court's empty; kids are inside as the cold wind whips through these trees.

January 2, 2012

Game board

I don't remember this particular player. We've played hours at this game and I remember all the favorite properties and moves of my family members. I usually play the thimble. How about you?

January 1, 2012

Lego guy with life vest

Lego guy with life vest, originally uploaded by Andi Sibley.
I'm starting up a 365 project again for 2012. My theme for the year is going to be focusing on God's presence with us & being held in grace. 

The One Little Word project over at ShutterSisters suggests that we chose a word for the year. My word is "HELD". I am marveling in how God holds us, sustains us, protects and provides. 

I am re-working my photo blog roll on the right. If you have a photo blog and want to be listed please leave a comment and I'll add you!
May you be conscious of grace all around you in this new year!