A Haven for Vee

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Morning After

What a lovely, busy day yesterday was!

When I should have been preparing Easter dinner, I was taking pictures of my neighbor Libby to share with you. Here she is standing on the back snowbank.

The snow bankings are so high that Libby has free reign over the neighborhood for no fence constrains her.

Then another sight caught my eye, not an altogether welcome one at that...

Yes, while some of you have eagles, I have my turkey vultures. I know that my profile says "buzzards" but that's incorrect. They're vultures all right. Still, they know how to soar and swoop and they even have some people tricked into thinking that they are eagles. Old people. People with bad eyesight. People in denial. ;D

I spent most of the afternoon after dinner with the camera around my neck at the ready. Grandsons grow too fast! After 25,499 shots, this is mostly what I came up with. Grandsons in helicopter mode.

But, at last, something that comes closer to working...

and just in time!


  1. I love your pictures. Aren't grandsons just the best!

  2. Beautiful babies! Gotta love em!

  3. Great grandson pic's...the first one is so typical! They are always in motion...especially after eating a few too many Easter 'eggs'. We had a little guy here yesterday who was so wired...and finally crashed!

    Are turkey vultures a bad thing? Do they squawk...what is it about them that is objectionable? There's no such thing as turkey vultures around here.

  4. Hi Vee!
    Your grandson are adorable! I love how little children make the holidays so delightful.
    I guess turkey vultures serve a purpose, but I'd rather not think about that ... lol!
    Hugs, Pat

  5. What great pictures! Gotta love the action shots!
    We have the vultures here, too. Only we don't always see them just flying around. They're bold cuss's who come walking right into the yard! Grrrr!
    Glad you had a lovely day! Take care!


  6. I think 'helicopter mode' is pretty cute!

    {Long as I don't have to live with it for long...}

    But then, you were persistent and got a still one! Which lasted about a split second. ,-) But all are cute shots.

    Memories captured. Nana did good work. :-)


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  8. Love all the pics of the grandchildren on these posts and the new ones on the sidebar.
    Thanks for your encouragement, yes I would like to turn my story into a book but it's knowing just where to start. First I must get it finished.

  9. Great shot of the grandkids - it is hard to get them to sit still.
    Funny you mention the turkey vultures today.
    I was driving down the road earlier and saw 2 of them eating a dead squirrel on the side of the road. They sure are ugly!!

  10. Congrats Vee! I am secretly pleased that you were one of the winners!!! Love the grandson photos, mostly mine turned out to be the backside of gorgeous grandson as he kept turning from the camera and was in constant motion!

    Well, I did have one Easter failure, those nests for the peeps, they kept falling apart! I'd get them molded and turn my back and they would gently unfurl and lay in cracked lumps on the waxed paper!!! I scrapped the nest project and we just had plain old squares!!!

    What did I do wrong?

    We have those old ugly turkey buzzards, as they are called around these parts, and I too find them distasteful! They are scavenger birds, yuck! They do look elegant when soaring but up close they are ugly!

    Exactly when does your snow bank melt?

  11. Looks like you had a fun filled Easter Sunday!

    Congratulations on your big win, and your prize is so sweet.


  12. Miss Sandy,

    You ask two questions:

    1. What did I do wrong?

    Perhaps you had too many rice crispies in your batch...these nests requires a little more flexibility. I used a small salad bowl, greased with butter on the outside, to form the nests over. One batch makes only 10–12 nests.

    2. Exactly when does your snow bank melt?

    Oh, that's an excellent question! I've not seen the likes of this winter since I was a teenager and that's ages and ages ago. That year, there was still snow in the woods in June. I'm guessing the snowbank will be gone by the first week of May. You heard it here first, folks!

  13. Hi Vee,
    I have three son's, three grandson's, and one gt grandson. I also have one grandaughter :>) What about you?

  14. Beautiful little ones! Love the photos!

    kari & kijsa

  15. Vee...What a precious little family....your grandsons are adorable....It seems when you get hugs from the little ones..all is well with the world....

  16. Oh...sweet grandbabies! Glad you had a nice day with your family...and Libby...but not the turkey vultures!

  17. Well Vee, I have to say I did think about you and your snow while I was basking in the sun. It's kind of funny how blogging changes in part what a person thinks on isn't it?

    So, your family Easter looks like it was very special, I love the motion picutres .. . too cute.

    At first I thought that you might be showing us an eagle. . .sorry about the vultures.

  18. Oh you DID have a wonderful day...don't you love it when they've zip zoom flied till all they can do is fall into dreams? Such beautiful boys...

  19. Vee, fantastic photos. I love the helicopter one. And the snow! Wow, one of my colleagues has family out east, in Ontario, and was telling me that their horses have so much snow in their paddocks that the fences only come to their knees but they haven't escaped yet. Psychological walls indeed! Have a happy week! xo Terri

  20. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll come again soon.

  21. Is there anything better than babies and dogs? the baby in helicopter mode is a great pic.

  22. Your grandson's are adorable. I love the "helicopter" picture.
    And about that snow bank; that was too funny to see the dog walking over fences. That’s a lot of snow. Hope my tulip pictures gave you a bit of a reprieve.

  23. Great pictures! aren't grandchildren precious :)


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