Category: General (page 9 of 9)

Coloring Pages

Crayola Crayon’s Web Site

If you have young children, you might like to take a look at Crayola’s web site. Click on Activity Book, and there are lots of coloring pages to print. What I did was to open the printer friendly page for each coloring page I wanted to print, and then I right clicked on the main image and chose “save as” and saved the image on my hard drive. I categorized all the pictures in the “My Pictures” folder on my computer, and so now whenever I want to print a coloring page, it’s very, very simple (I use Win XP; the built-in picture printing utility makes it easy to print full size coloring pages.)

There are more coloring pages than just for “coloring”. There are learning, crafting, and thinking things. All organized under several categories. For home schoolers, this is a nice resource, or for those of you who have pre-school children at home (and this should make you see how easy it is to school your own children!)

[You will be prompted to register on this site, or to log in if you already are registered. For adults, it’s easy.]

Does anyone have any other links for children’s coloring pages online? Please leave them here under “comment” if you do.

Autumn brings …

It’s Autumn now. We’ve had lots of rain, the good kind, in the past week and a half. It’s raining today again, 1/2 inch so far today. It’s also cool, in the low 60’s. Wow! It feels so nice outside, even with all that humidity. It’s reminding me of how it’ll feel in another couple of months or sooner.

Why is it so good we have rain? We’ve been in a drought, like a lot of this country. But we are pulling ahead finally, at least for this month, and getting the rain the plants need for the end of the Summer/Beginning of Autumn. Tree’s have lost some leaves due to dryness. And some of our trees are attempting to re-leaf, and this rain is aiding that process. We also have bird seed sprouting in the big cedar bird feeder. It’s been so wet consistently that the millet is growing. That’s a first since we’ve had the feeder out and stocked year round since March a couple of years ago.

Happy 10th Anniversary to Us!

Well, Frank and I have been married for TEN years now. A whole decade of official marriage!

We were engaged on June 5 and married on August 22, 1992. Fast for some people, not for us. We met on December 1, 1991, right after the evening service at CRPC. I knew that month that we’d get married. It took Frank until June to figure it out for certain.

I’d been happy to get married sooner. Yes, much sooner. But all is fine with how it turned out. By having to wait, we had our wedding while many people were boarding up their houses in preparation for Hurricane Andrew coming.

Bride and Groom had NO CLUE until during the reception. No wonder there were very few men at the ceremony! LOL

So, our wedding is memorable. It’s the weekend that Hurricane Andrew was bearing down on South Florida. We had to evacuate our apartment. Our honeymoon was supposed to be in the Florida Keys. We ended up in Orlando. Blah.

Well, we count our Smoky Mountains week long trip in August 1994 as our REAL honeymoon. That was great.

Go to my Geocities site to see some of the pictures from our 2nd Anniversary trip. It’s not been updated or finished. It’s been months and months and months since I did any real work on the site. But, you can get a glimpse of the trip. It was delightful.

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

The Hummingbirds have become very active here in the past week, particularly.

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are the regulars in Georgia. We have one adult male for certain, and he is a “sentry” setting up in differenent spots in trees in the back yard, waiting for the other Hummers to come by on their way to the backyard feeder … and he heads them off in a variety of beautiful aerial manuevers, then back to a sentry point!

There are at least 4 other Ruby-throats around our feeders. One in particular is an adult female, and one for sure is a juvenile male. The other two I’m not sure about yet. And, there may be more! A total of 5 individual RT Hummers have been spotted at one time, a few days ago. They continue to do their thing!

I have some photos, on film still, of the adult male RT. Once they are developed, if there are any good ones I’ll get them online here!

Eastern Bluebirds

I saw my baby Eastern Bluebirds today! Mrs. Blue had both babies in our October Glory Maple, then they went across the street to sit on the gutter of that house. One of those babies I held in my hand on July 2. Oh how cute! They both fledged without me witnessing it. So nice to see them out and about finally!


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