Good Morning my friends! How are ya? All's well here. I have not been slacking, but it is one of those times when you are making a handful of gifts and you cannot show them for a while. I am also so very close to finishing the Valentine Banner I made yesterday. I just need to run over to JoAnn and get some white ribbon, so I can attach my big, beautiful hearts. Pictures very, very soon. =)
Yesterday we got snow. Only 2 inches. It came down rather quickly in the afternoon time. Well, Little Miss Mabel wanted to play in it. So I let her out for 5 minutes to run and play in the backyard. Twenty minutes later, she wanted to play in it again. =) So, I convinced Madeleine to get snow clothes on and play. They had fun. I stood on the back porch, under the awning taking a few pictures.
Well, as I am trying to focus a picture of Madeleine and Mabel, I notice out of the corner of my eye, a bird coming into the yard, headed for them. I assume the bird did not see me, under the awning. Madeleine was crouched down out of sight,to the side of the trampoline. I quit taking pictures, because I realized the size of this bird and hear the almost silent wings. HOLY SMOKES!! This was a female Red Tailed Hawk. It must have been 3 or 4 pounds. It came in and down to kill, you guessed it! Our precious Mabel. When it was about 7 feet up and above, it found Madeleine. Thank you God!! We watched as it pulled up and tried to correct it's path. It grabbed on to the top of the fence, not 10 feet from Madeleine at eye level. It flew off 2 seconds later. Whoa!! It was obviously watching from the park behind our home.
When Mabel was one, she was almost eaten by a Great Horned Owl. It landed on the fence at the back of the yard. I let her out for the last time at night. She barked and yipped to be let in. Very unusual. So I figured, what on earth is wrong here? I saw it straight ahead of me, before I opened the back door to let her in. Wow! Those owls are BIG! I opened that door so quick!! And off it flew. Wow! I think it is hard being a toy poodle when you live so near the woods and these creatures. Yikes!
I am so near 200 followers now. =) I will have a giveaway very soon. I am making something for it. I also have a gift for it already. Keep watch! ;)
I will be back soon. Have a fantastic day in the Lord my friends.♥
Stitching and praying,