The years flew by in a heart beat. It’s been 15 years, I left Germany with my husband and my middle child. Katelynn was almost four months old, when we moved to the United States. Wow, I felt very little homesick in all these years. I won’t forget, that my roots and my crib was in Germany. But America is home for me, now.
Star Spangled Banner at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas
Here is the story of the day, when Katelynn and I immigrated into the USA: https://underthepecantreephotography.com/2017/01/31/my-immigration-anniversary/
Katelynn had to stay home, yesterday. The darn tummy bug is going around in her school. And I must have caught it from her. This morning, I sat for some fresh air on the deck. In the meantime, I watched the birds and the squirrels get their meals. Even when I didn’t feel well, I still grabbed my camera and captured some photos of the Bewick’s Wren, a House Sparrow, and a Mourning Dove. It was gray-in-gray, due to overcast. But in the afternoon, the sky cleared up. And we had a blue sky with lots of sunshine.
Bewick’s Wren I
Bewick’s Wren II
Female House Sparrow in our Peach Tree
Oh look, who shows up in our yard every morning! It’s Randy, the Red-bellied Woodpecker. He gets very curious, when the Blue Jays visit for picking up some peanuts from the slinky. Randy flies in our Bradford Pear tree, looks around, sees food on the plate, has a snack and disappears until the next day. Then he comes back for a morning visit, gets a snack and gone he is again. I’ve noticed this for about the last eight to ten days, now. This morning, he said Hello in this 28°F (-2°C) weather. Being in the sun, and the harsh wind is gone, the temperatures are actually not that bad. Randy and his friends, the Blue Jays, seem to enjoy it.
Randy is a bit shy. He loves to play “Peek-a-boo” with my camera. 😀
This morning, Sandy Cheeks came for a visit, sat on top of the catio and put her right paw over her heart. She looked like, she was saying the Pledge To The Texas Flag. Too stinking cute! She’s born and raised in the Lone Star State. And she’s proud to be a Texan. YEEHAW!
“Honor the Texas Flag: I pledge the allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”
This morning, I’ve got up early to witness the sunrise. While I enjoyed my first cup of coffee on the porch, I captured some photos of the Waning Crescent Moon and the clouds at today’s dawn. What a nice way to start a beautiful day. Ha, it rhymes! 😀
January Dawn I
The Waning Crescent Moon through the Bradford Pear tree branches.
This morning’s Waning Crescent Moon
January Dawn II
While it is freezing cold in the northern USA, we have little blossoms in our yards in North Texas blooming. I found some Blue Field Madder, Chickweed, Henbit, and Persian Speedwell growing in the grass surrounding our house.
Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)
Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)
Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Blue Field Madder/Spurwort (Sherardia arvensis)