The little hairy bean, also known as Dave, has settled into our home quite solidly. Safely indoors, with a full belly and cleared up eyes, and humans that let him sleep pretty much anywhere he wants. Life is good as an indoor cat!
The kittens have finally "discovered" the east side of the house today, the junk pile in the spruce grove and... https://youtu.be/KTHZGVXkwyk ... Junk Pile kitten. Here, we see Keith playing with his brother and visiting his mom, Guildenstern! Junk Pile kitten wasn't sure what to make of the sudden invasion of other kittens; he doesn't … Continue reading Visiting Time
So most of the indoor plants that I transplanted have been sitting outside all this time. The only ones that came inside where ones that I could hang up. The ivy went back to the living room, but is now in the middle, with the two types of ivy strung out onto hooks on either … Continue reading Transplants finally indoors… mostly
I was able to visit the beach yesterday morning and was walking along on the sidewalk, when I realized I was seeing a whole lot of birds that weren't seagulls! So I headed over for a closer look (my broken toe is healing nicely, so walking on the sand wasn't too much of an issue). … Continue reading Critter(s) of the Day: Denizens of the Beach
This morning, thanks to cooler temperatures that I was able to take advantage of, I was able to finally get back to cleaning up around the east perimeter of the spruce grove. It was only about an hour and a half before I had to get out of the heat, but I think some good … Continue reading Clean Up: spruce grove perimeter, starting on the old wood pile
The cherries by the house are getting beautifully red! We're already seeing sparrows eating them. They're not quite ripe yet, though some are very close. I tasted one that seemed the most ripe that I could reach, and WOW are they sour right now! 😀 The Re-Farmer
Another picture taken by my daughter, in the middle of June. Looking it up, I am seeing this butterfly identified as both the Eastern and Western Tiger Swallowtail. From my searches, more of these come up as Western than Eastern, though, so... I'll go with Western.
A Hairy Woodpecker, climbing up the support post of our bird feeder stand.
Finally. FINALLY!!!! I got some clean up started today! The area I planned to work on stays shaded for a while, which allowed me to work later into the day than otherwise. Dragging the bigger trees I cleared to one of the wood piles outside the yard really showed me what a difference that made! … Continue reading Clean Up: spruce grove, west perimeter
Some photos my daughter got, of a hummingbird moth in our lilacs, taken in the middle of June. I just love those amazing shrimp-like bodies they have! They are fast moving buggers, and hard to get photos of! I can see why they are called hummingbird moths, though. They are almost big as hummingbirds! Got … Continue reading Critter of the Day: flying shrimp