Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Good Morning.........

A photo I took a year ago this month.  The squirrels had lots of babies this spring but they have all dispersed to different territories.  In fact I don't think we have as many squirrels as we did last year at this time.  I am wondering if the road construction activities scattered them.

I did see that I can buy 40 pound bags of shelled corn now, that is intended to also feed the deer.  I may invest in one of those as the corn on the cob seems to be three times the price as the one with shelled corn in the bag.  I will be tempted to buy the ear corn though for fun in a winter storm.  The really appreciate finding it out there for them in order to help themselves.

Monday, November 30, 2015


This sums up what it looks like outside.  Things are coated in ice again and the vegetation is coated. We have a light mist this morning and maybe it will warm up enough to melt it.  If it gets colder we will have trouble.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Pink Mood......

I am sharing an abstract composition of color. Shapes seem to melt into one another making it appear to be a painting by a famous painter.

Saturday, November 28, 2015


A hardy geranium stem broke off while I was transporting it to the basement.  I placed  it with the blooms on it into the vase like a cut flower.  Clear glass makes them root quickly.  I will plant this in a spare pot of dirt as I don't like to kill plants that want to grow so readily.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Slice of Ice.......

We did have some freezing rain last evening.  The forecast was exaggerated and we did not get too much precipitation.

Things are coated but we have had many of worse storms than this with branches breaking off and evergreen shrubs being brought down to the ground. We did not get the snow on top of it either.  We did fare well.  I took a very ice covered garbage bin to the streetside this morning and I made sure that the lid could be opened as they would need that for them to take away our garbage.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankful for Suet.....

The downy woodpecker is grateful for the suet that I put out early in the season.  One downy does come to the feeder everyday and I have no way of knowing if it is the same one or if there are different ones. Some do not have the red marking on their heads so if I see some of those I will know that there is more than one.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Those of the city who apparently know more about these things than me are taking this tree.  Small city government is always out there making decisions to better our city.  I have two of these old trees marked and one 10 year old red maple that seems to offend them.  They all will be removed at the city's expense. History doesn't really matter much anymore and the leaves from these trees are detrimental to the flow of the water in their ditch.  The sign of the times in this town is trees really don't matter.