Pure chance to catch this blue jay, so perfectly framed by the branches!
The temperatures have gone up quite a bit today, and the outside cats are quite appreciating it! I was very happy to see Rosencrantz this morning! I haven't seen her in a couple of weeks. Butterscotch also made an appearance this morning. I didn't see her yesterday. Her babies were just loving the new snow, … Continue reading It’s a fluffy day today!
This female downy woodpecker would stop to snack on some seeds, in between drilling holes in the dead spruce tree!
Yesterday, I got started on making covers for our big fish tank, to keep the cats out. Today, I assembled the first one. Of course, things did not go to plan. Does anything ever? 😀 One of the things I needed to figure out was how to secure the hardware cloth to the frame pieces, … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 2: changed plans
What an intense gaze in the beady black eye!
I have spent some time thinking about how we can convert our big fish tank into a greenhouse to start seeds in, while also making sure the cats couldn't jump in. The original covers the tank came with would have been ideal, but the hinges on those broke long ago. Since a piece of the … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 1: starting a cover
There are eight cats in this picture. Can you spot them all? 😀 These guys sure do make my mornings! I also have a preview to share. I experimented with the no-knead, overnight dough recipe I'd made before, using the old dough bread baby from my Babcia's bread experiment. I didn't take any process photos … Continue reading Count ’em, plus a preview
I love how this female Downy woodpecker has her chin tucked right in. 🙂 The woodpeckers are going to miss this dead tree when we finally cut it down!
Once again, Butterscotch simply would NOT let me check her out. I barely even got to pet her, never mind check her wound! I did manage to accidentally get a picture of a perfect snowflake on her ear, though! Doesn't she look so elegant and calm here? The photo lies! 😀 The best I could … Continue reading Stubborn kitty, and a milestone!
Looking forward for the humans to stop taking pictures, and bring out some food!