My awesome brother did it again. After I left to pick up my daughter from work, he went at the gate again. By the time we came home, he had straightened the posts and was finishing the job! He didn't remove the posts completely. To straighten them, normally the post would be removed and washers … Continue reading Main gate: straight
While doing my rounds last night, I spotted some new babies in the maple grove. We have baby wild strawberries! 🙂 As I was walking around the house later on, I found myself being watched. She is amazingly camouflaged in there! The predicted thunderstorms we were supposed to get last night, swept right past us. … Continue reading Plant babies and furry babies
These are another bird we rarely saw last year, but now see regularly.
I'm absolutely thrilled that my brother and his wife are over for the weekend! Their RV trailer fits in the inner yard, so they even brought their own "house" with them. My brother, being how he is, was soon working on the damaged gate. More specifically, the gate posts. He'd actually been working on it … Continue reading Gate Repair: removing damaged hinges and adding new
Caught a picture of Not-Slick, watching from behind an apple tree. 🙂
I finally got a decent picture of the kitten we didn't catch. And even some video! https://youtu.be/FnLF1Rl-Pvo What a little cutie! I love that dramatic "eye liner". Just like his mom! I had been putting food in a bowl on the junk pile, but this morning I brought extra and put it on the ground, … Continue reading The One that Got Away
Take a closer look at the branch this chickadee is perched on. This and other more horizontal branches of the lilac tree are worn down like this. It's from all the birds pecking the sunflower seeds they hold in their claws, open!
Yesterday evening, my older daughter told me I needed to go check out my rocks. After some initial confusion, having already completely forgotten that I'd spray painted some rocks in the yard bright orange, I went and took a look. Then squealed with glee. Somewhere in between cleaning the eaves and working on various other … Continue reading I love it!
I had a nice surprise on my morning rounds today. 🙂 It was just standing there, watching me! I got some video as I went past. I'm still in the process of uploading it, but the embedded link below should work once that's done. https://youtu.be/xYgVWNlgYJQ Grouse, I've noticed, are not the brightest birds. I headed … Continue reading Feathery friend, and progress
These guys are still hard to get pictures of. It's like they know when the camera is focusing on them, and fly off.