Monday, August 27, 2012


Back from the north country, where only the Iphone would occasionally find a signal.

Monday night thread.


JudyE said...

I got another feather Thanks for the new thread and welcome back STEVE

NatureNut said...

Good Evening Everyone.
TY, Steve. Hope you had a great trip.
I'll alert the others ☺

JudyE said...

HEY Loretta Our hurricane was a bust for us which is fine with me only got maybe so far today not even a half of inch in the rain gauge But on the other side of the state Daytona area got hammered with rain and in the center also we are just lucky

JudyE said...

I see the still cam is back to the rainbow look I saw it at lookin good at lunch when I can home earlier and put a pic in album saying cams been down LOL

JudyE said...

I even put a NewThread alert on Facebook LOL Watching the news right now that I dvr'd BBIALW

NatureNut said...

I thought I got the feather!!!!
How drenched are the feathers in FL??? Glad it's not coming ashore on the Tampa side. Guess you're still getting plenty of rain.
RAIN????? I was off the 'puter yesterday because of rain finally. We had some thunder boomers so strong that the house shook like the earthquake!At least no wind, so it wasn't violent. Today I didn't have to water the plants!☺

Put some animal pics in the Nook.
Haven't tackled 1812 Museum yet----somewhat repetitive, so I'll show the more colorful stuff and of course the Anacostia River.I forgot they were going to do boat rides & missed them~~duh.
Last week at home, I saw a Mama squirrel carrying a baby down and up the trees next door to a knew home. Couldn't see where it is. That was one big baby, too!
Later~~~~din din
Haven't read much yet, so hope everyone is doing OK ☺

Mema Jo said...

Got some excitement going on around here!
Congrats Judy and Thank You Steve
I just got home from Big Pool and I had the best Shrimp!

Not sure if anyone brought this over
FB from Bev: Well! I am in the hospital with pancreatitis, colitis, and a UTI! Got really sick all of a sudden this afternoon. This sux alot!!!

Mema Jo said...

Loretta - Love your pics
I would have loved to witness the Momma squirrel. I have some young ones here but the one being carried had to have been quite a mouthful.

Judy - thankful your weather wasn't any worst then what it was! Have you found a new cat yet????????

Lolly said...

just saw this on fb.

Beverly Crisco Riffe

Well! I am in the hospital with pancreatitis, colitis, and a UTI! Got really sick all of a sudden this afternoon. This sux alot!!!

Lolly said...

Bev, we will keep you in prayer! Good grief walked this morning, right?

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Sis is in the hospital with a urinary tract infectio , pancreatitis and colitis. Got sick all of a sudden at about 4 this evening. She is in Princeton Community Hospital. I will keep you updated.

NatureNut said...

Good Grief about Bev. Lots of prayers and good wishes so you're better ASAP! ☺

Judie said...

So sorry Bev is in the hospital with so much wrong at the same time. Saying a prayer for quick recovery from all the ailments.

The sandperson is here reminding me that tomorrow is the day I meet 100 wannabe adults. Sleep is on the "must do" list.

Sandperson will be seeing all of you soon. Restful sleep for everyone.

magpie said...

Oh dear, Poor Bev! Those are all very uncomfortable sounding ailments

Hugs and Prayers across the Miles, sorry to read you are sick !

Good Evening Eagle Pals,
and Thank You Steve for the new thread....hope you enjoyed the North Country !

magpie said...

Sweet Wannabe Dreams, Judie.....

Sandi said...

Evening all!

Prayers for Bev - just read on FB about her being in the hospital!!

Heard some awful news on the news this evening - there was a shooting this morning at the high school in our Baltimore County neighborhood - the school that both of our sons attended! A 17 year old was shot and is in critical condition. The shooter just turned 15 and brought a shot gun - in pieces - to school in his backpack! A guidance counselor tackled the kid after he fired the first shot - wonder if I would have had the presence of mind and/or the courage to do that? It was the first day of school for Baltimore County students!

Also heard that 2 former students from my current school (both girls) - juniors this school year - were in a car accident late last night. The driver is in the hospital and the passenger was killed in the accident.

Such tragedies!

I'm beat - headed to bed! Goodnight all!

magpie said...

Oh so very sorry for all that news Sandi just posted.....I had heard about the shooting at work...
difficult enough when there are tragedies among adults, but when young people are involved, it seems to hit a lot harder

Prayers for all these things, and more....

Sending ((HUGS ))

magpie said...

Another round of Spectacular Photographs, Loretta !!

magpie said...

Moon is approaching fullness, sure is nice and bright when it is not hiding in some clouds hereabouts

Sounds like a great dinner, Jo...
sorry your dinner and visit plans got rained out over the week-end

the night is quickly slipping by, hope to be back before bedtime


magpie said...

Glad the hurricane passed you by, stepdaughter (James's Mom) in Fort Myers Beach, was on high alert and emergency evacuation status, she is also not disappointed that it did not affect her area too badly; I sure am hoping the storm will take it easy on the path it is on now

ttfn xo

NatureNut said...

Thx, Margy! I forgot to put in the "cow killer" that was at Park. Lovely orange and black fuzzy ant!
BTW, got email over the weekend that the green beetle I posted a couple weeks ago has been identified by Dr. Messersmith who was Chairman of Entomology Dept. at U of MD forever (still has an office!)It's a Milkweed Leaf Beetle,Chrysochus sp..
Was pleasantly surprised by the number of butterflies out today! At least 12 cabbage whites on the blue salvia and many Tiger Swallotails on butterfly bush. We're seeing lots of monarchs at Park & here, too.
Time to hit the hay, so Pleasant Feather Dreams and Prayers for Good Health for Sissy and all others in need ;>)

Hoda said...

Prayers big time for BEV and Family...may there be healing soon

Glad that Isaacs missed you JUDYE.

Very good yoga practice and a sense of wellness and joy.


magpie said...

Well, that's great and uplifting, Hoda, as well it should be for you...

Everything Wildlife that Loretta mentions in her posts makes me want to be where she is !

It's about that time, oh

Happy Birthday to the Captain ! It ain't over yet, Gene ! Hope this was the Best Kind of Birthday Day for You xoxoxo
...didn't want to not get that on this thread

Prayers for Wellness and Peace Amongst us all, our families, friends, and Pets

Good Night, Precious Pals...

God Bless Us, Every One

JudyE said...

TO the CAPT of the blog Capt Gene
♫♪ ♫♪[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] [̲̅̅B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅[̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅]♫♪ ♫
We know that Wanda is taking care of all your birthday wishes

and Loretta I loved your pic as always I want to see some spotties also send some to Fl LOL

JudyE said...

Tomorrow is another 10-7 day

SHARON tell BEV I hope she gets out of the hospital soon and fights the natsy things thats grabed ahold of her Poor thing three things at once When it rains it pours is the saying for her

JudyE said...

Well I'm calling it a day
See ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber Cafe
Bless this Nest
and all

♀ ♥ ♂
whom watch it at
Sycamore Palace
Healing thoughts for
those in need

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."

Gene Wright said...


I'm here to thank you for all the good wishes for my birthday. As always-you are the GREATEST and just happen to be my favorite eagle ladies!!

MARGY-you are the only one who got my age right****THANK YOU:)

Costume Lady said...

I think we (Gene and I) got on here too late for his 'THANK YOUS"
Hope those who have turned in for the night will know that he appreciates all the good wishes from his BEFF!

Wishing you all a good night's rest and saying prayers and sending you all my ♥

paula eagleholic said...

Evening, all

Thanks to Margy on the still cam alert!

My still cam is pretty rainbowy, but updating.

Happy Birthday, Capt Gene.

JudyE, glad the rain missed you.

Sandi, heard all about the Baltimore shooting, what is this world coming to...Sometimes I don't think kids can tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

paula eagleholic said...

Wanda, Thank you's are always appreciated and folks will see them in the morning! Have a good evening!

magpie said...

Wowser, what a happy way to end the day...hearing from the Captain and First Mate....and seeing those fantastic avatars to go with it!

and you are both so very welcome!

I heard the pitter patter of your two voices leading me back to the computer

Sweet Dreams....and God Bless You

'Night now...xoxoxo

Mema Jo said...

You are most welcomed Capt Gene and all these wishes for you are so deserving.

Sandi, such sad news about the car
accident with the two young girls. The weather could have played a part in that if it was raining.
School shooting freek me out big time - Sandi I pray you will never have that experience to go through.

Judie - just strut your stuff tomorrow when you walk in that class room. I just know they'll love you and I pray they show their gratitude by being able to follow directions! lol

Mema Jo said...

Good night friends and God bless you and keep you in His care ♥

I love us ♥
I miss Lynn - always ♥

stronghunter said...


Suddenly very sleepy. Wishing everyone well. Got to call it quits.

Good night.


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Hoda said...

Prayers SANDI.

Lolly said...

Heading to bed, but first prayers for fast healing for Bev!

Great to see our Capt Father Gene on here...our very favorite Eagle Epress Capt!!!

Night all! SED!!!

Hoda said...



Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CAPT. FATHER GENE!!! Hope the day was all you had hoped for, and more!!

Oh, dear! Prayers for Bev, for a speedy healing!!! May all that misery go away as quickly as it
showed up!

Getting here pretty late tonight, and haven't read back as far as I should. Hope I haven't missed any important news.

It was hot again today, but not as humid as it had been. Heating up again, though--Drat!!

Got a ton of work from the doctor today, so will be in lurk mode, and you may not hear from me much this week. Too much to get done, so little time!!!

Think I'd better call it a day--I feel a face plant coming on! Prayers have been said for everyone, every creature, and all our furbabies. The porch light is on. Both security systems have been enabled. SED, everyone. God bless, and goodnight. Love all of you!!!
♥♥Remembering Lynn♥♥
♥♥Carolyn & Christie♥♥
I ♥ us!!!!

magpie said...

Good Morning Eagle Pals...

A fresh new day...Hope it is a Very Good One for All of us here...

(( All Day Happy & Healing Hugs ))


Sandi said...

Good Tuesday morning Margy, and all my eagle friends!!

Wow - I didn't know Gene was on the blog! First time I've ever seen him post! Gene, though it's late, I hope your birthday was spectacular!!

Prayers for Bev that she feels better quickly and gets out of the hospital.

Judy, glad to hear the hurricane missed you! Prayers for the people of New Orleans that they make out OK!

Full day of district-wide meetings today! My least favorite teacher inservice day of this week - so much to get ready in my building and my classroom, and I'll have all day just to sit and think about it!

Have a great day all!

Judie said...

Good morning!

Off to the big school house. The number of open laptops will indicate how many can/cannot follow directions even on the first day.

Wow! What a treat to see the Capt. sneaked in the door last night. Lookin' good for 39.

I'll check in when I can. Wishing everyone a lovely morning.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Just spoke to Sis. They have ruled out pancreatitis. She has colitis and urinary tract infection. Treatment is IV antibiotics and pain meds. The pain meds have made her sick so they are changing those this morning.

Lori said...

JUDIE, wishing you a great first day back at school, and a classroom full of high IQ, mature students!

SANDI, sorry to hear about your sad news in Baltimore and the two young girls. Breaks your heart, doesn't it? ♥ Happy day #2 to you!

JUDYE, so glad you're safe and escaped Isaac!

LORETTA, your pictures are awesome. Love the spotties and those Black Vultures!!!

MARGY, how are you? You mentioned that you worked yesterday, and I thought Sunday & Monday were your days off. Changes?

HODA, I always admire you for your committment to yoga, and your sense of well being! I'm going to have to find a yoga studio that's close here!

ANDY, glad you have a lot of work - means lots of $$$!

SHARON, give my love and well wishes to BEV. Prayers coming your way, too.

Lori said...

I had my sleep study last night.
Glad that's over. The tech said I was easy because I didn't get up
once, but she said I can really snore! :) Believe it or not, I
slept really well. I was so tired going to bed at 11:30 instead of
my usual 7:30.

JudyE said...


Lori said...

Good Morning JUDYE - so happy the storm is over for you!!!

JudyE said...

The still cam looked good a couple of time since I have been up I notice it looks like there is a vine line VA Creeping vine on the one brance at the lower right Looks like what I got in my yard but no eagle

JudyE said...

we may have a feeder ban or two but right not its is sunny out but with some clouds

JudyE said...

there is a big feeder band just of the cost on the other side of the state Daytona Orlando have gotten lots of feeder bands but not us a few yesterday from the south but the storms or bands were moving super fast 40mps or more

Lolly said...

Good morning!

SHARON, thanks for the report on Bev. Glad they ruled out the pancreatitis! Missed her on fb this morning telling us how far she walked.☺

Lori, glad you slept well last night for the sleep study. No way in this world would I be able to sleep. My eyes would pop wide open and my mind would be going a mile a minute!!

Lolly said...

Think I am heading to Hobby Lobby to find yarn today. Looking forward to a knitting project while traveling.

Boys and Laurel had a great first day of school. Jacob did too, but he was not happy with the after school program. For the last two years he has walked home with Joseph. Now that Joseph is at another school, he has to stay.

I asked Joseph if he had made new friends as several elementary schools make up the middle school. His reply "As a matter of fact...I did." lol

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

On Twitter from the National Zoo, they said that Mei Xiang's uterus is enlarged as one would expect from a pregnancy or pseudo-pregnancy. They say they are hopeful but it is too early to tell.

magpie said...

I had a feeling I was missing something this morning, Loo was doing all the talking, but the tunes were good...
Yes, Two Mondays for me this week,
I worked a 9-hr overtime shift for someone Monday, and now I am working my OWN "Monday." ☺

Good Morning More Eagle Pals...
sneaking through between dough-making batches to say HI !


magpie said...

Oh, just caught a pretty good glimpse of the Nest....
Dreamy !

'Morning Sharon, thanks for the Bev updates......could be worse, but could surely be better !!!

magpie said...

gotta go put the apron back on and make more dough...

back when I can be...
got me a Jewels Hug this morning
xoxo ☺ ♥

magpie said...

School reports sound G☺☺D, Lolly
Yay !

glo said...

Good morning everyone. So I think some of you sort of get chatty late at night. I am glad to read that Bev does not have pancreatitis. I do hope they can get those pain meds making her feel better not sicker. Antibiotics should kick in for her today. Next week I have an 8 week old 3 lb shiht'zu to photograph. awwww now that is going to be great fun. I am always saddened by the senseless loss of life. Tough way to start a school year for all concerned :-(. Hope you all have a good dy and a chatty evening to :-).

T-Bird said...

Good morning my nutty eagle peeps.

Hoda said...

Good Morning.

Thanks SHAR for the update on BEV. Prayers ongoing.

LORI I am glad your test went well and continued prayers and good wishes come your way.

YAY on a good first day for LAUREL and the boys. Sorry JACOB is not happy about the after school program...

I am very excited because for the first time since June I will talk to Edward, My American Brother. He is in Athens Greece and we are going to SKYPE. He finally got set up with it and I am so very pleased about it.

Off to get a cup of tea.

Hoda said...

Morning Thelma...your greeting made me smile...its all relative is it not???LOL

Kay said...

SHAR, thanks for the update on your dear Sissy ! Glad one "itis" was ruled out and pray for quick relief of the other maladies.

JUDIE, thinking of you as you face those students today, with hopes it all went well !

LORI, can't wait for results of sleep study. Hopefully they'll zero in in something that can be easily remedied !

SANDI, what a heartache for that Baltimore school and those of you who have fond memories of it. A nightmarish 1st day of school. :(

My Julie has had to go on sick leave for the semester. The doc says the recovery/Coumidin are showing "normal results", but it will be a long haul. No progesterone for my dear girl and you gals be aware should you be on it or if you get an R/x for it. The Lord works in mysterious ways for He saw fit to allow me a turn around just in time to be helpful with Seth's transportation, her trips to the doctor, etc.. We're looking forward to Eileen's visit come Friday. It will be a working holiday for her, but she's pleased to be able to help.

Much prayer for all in need---HODA, I agree about Jim's lighting of the candles---I'm headed there now to light a couple. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Kay said...

Hey, THELMA, takes one to know one ! Love ya ! ♥

Hoda said...





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