Tuesday, January 10, 2012

playing favourites

I love that saying, even if favourite is spelled incorrectly.
At least it is in these parts.
Maybe we add extra letters here to our words to keep ourselves warm.
It's quite possible.

These tiny white paper-ish pods were so tiny and delicate,
they made me wish for a macro lens.

It's Tuesday and it's my first full five day work week in a very long time.
It won't be easy but I think I'll make it.

And our troubled hen, seems to be on the mend.
She was out foraging with her flock yesterday, albeit with a little less
gusto than she normally has. And when it was time to bring her in the coop
for the night, she looked at me with more than a little distrust in her eyes.
I think she was afraid we were going to go through that again.
I can't say as I blame her.

The red bandito, on the other hand,
is wondering why her favourite chicken friend had to leave.
Even with a towel over the crate,
I think the chicken would prefer not to have
Ember quite so close.

Call it a hunch.


~Be well friends~



19 comments:

nancyjean said...

oh your photo is so soft and beautiful. i love the saying also. just perfect!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A very delicate photo. Love the saying. V

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I love the photo of your cat keeping watch.

Linda Trine said...

These papery pods are so intriguing....Your capture is lovely even without that macro lens! Great processing

lisa said...

Andrea, this is a beautiful photograph, and I too, love that quote! Glad to hear your hen is on the mend. Looks like Ember is watching very carefully! :-)

Thank you so very much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great day!

lisa.

TexWisGirl said...

poor little hen!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

This is my....favourite....post today!
;)

Deb said...

A great post today! Love the first photo and I think we do spell favourite correctly for sure.

Kim Stevens said...

I really love the feel of that first photo, and the quote!

A Garden of Threads said...

Love the picture, adore the saying. Thanks for sharing it. Take care, Jen.

Lori said...

The quote is great! And the placement of the words on the photo looks very nice.

Beth said...

i do believe i need to start spelling favorite that way as well. it looks so lovely that way. great photos. the quote is a keeper... need to write that down right away. (:

Lynne said...

I love the white paper like pods . . . photo is wonderful . . .

Poor little hen, I can't imagine what her is discomfort might have been . . . please tell her she is my "favourite hen" of the week and I am wishing her better days . . .

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

That quote on your photograph is so very true.

camp and cottage living said...

Poor Ember. She's probably shaking in her-claws?
Yes, great quote. so true, isn't it

Red Gate Farm said...

Yep, I've noticed that my friends from the north like to add a few vowels.....

I'm happy to hear the hen is on the mend....

And I too am struggling through my first 5 day work week in quite awhile.... but the good news is next week is another 4 day week for me... yeah!
Chris

PS like the new header too!

Sharon said...

Stunning and peaceful at the same time. You inspire me to learn more about textures!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Andrea...great photos! I'm glad to read that your chicken is doing better. Good luck with the rest of your week at work!
Maura :)

momto8 said...

we need her to get the voles!
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