Friday, December 19, 2014


"Mom just laid these clothes out for me to lie on."


"Oh, you're going out and want to wear them?"

"She's just going to have to wear something else."

Damn   Darn cat.....

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


In my last post,
I was bemoaning the fact 
that there was almost no activity at my feeders
Someone must have heard me.


Hi cutie!

Help yourself....

I wonder what happened to his forehead ?...Mange?

Meanwhile in a nearby tree this little one is grabbing a nap.

Ain't nature grand ?

Monday, December 15, 2014


Anybody exciting at your bird feeders?

These are the only birds visiting these days..
Not even a cardinal.

Maybe I've just missed them ?

Maybe they're all out Christmas shopping...
Do birds go shopping? Maybe at Walmart ?

I hope you are all ready for Christmas.
If not, there's still time !
Have a wonderful week..

Friday, December 12, 2014


 There are those out there
 that have to be bigger ,brighter and louder during the holidays.
Here's an example.....

I took this video so you could hear (turn your sound on)
 what the neighbors have to listen too..
Maybe they all go South.
Pardon the quality..
It was hard to get it all because it wasn't all on at the same time.
We were in a long line of traffic and had to keep moving.
To each his own...sure gets your attention.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Thanksgiving weekend
I went with my sister to get her Christmas tree.

I probably haven't been here for about twelve years.
It's a tree farm that has over 10 acres.
I remember when we used to go out on their wagon 
and cut down our own tree.

Back then we just parked in their lot 
which is directly behind me as I take this picture.
No more!
Now one must park across the street in a field, 
walk back and select a tree, get a number, go get your car
and drive down and wait in line to get your tree.

We chose a pre cut one 
and enjoyed a hot dog while we wandered around looking.

If you can't find a tree here, you won't find one anywhere.

"Here's whatcha gotta do,ladies...."

Got the car !!! 
Now they trim, drill and wrap it.

They also load it on the car for you...

My sister is a little preturbed cuz her tires are muddy..

It went to the car wash as soon as the tree was unloaded.
I don't think it has stopped raining since.
I had fun!! 

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Monday, December 8, 2014


Thanksgiving Eve 
brought us the first snow of the season.
Thankfully, we only got about three of the predicted six inches,
so no snow pictures.

I couldn't get this little guy to turn his head.

Thanksgiving day...a different kind of bird (thankfully).
I had dinner with my sister and her husband.

I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving and too much to eat!!
It looks as though "Jazz" did...

                  Mollie is still licking her lips...

Isn't this month going fast?

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Friday, December 5, 2014


For those of you who may have missed the beginning of this saga..
I had a dead tree removed from the front of my house..
Long story..

and getting longer..


The first tree was severely girdled and sure to choke itself
and die in a few years so it was decided to replace it.

This is Maureen who does this kind of stuff for us.

When she was finished, she thought that, "aesthetically",
the new tree would look better in the center of the house
 where it was supposed to go in the first place.

 My Japanese Maple was moved back
 to it's original spot on the corner where it had been...
although it was closer to the house before
which could be a problem down the road.


 The new tree was put where the old tree had been removed.
It's not supposed to get much bigger than it is now.
I might put some lights on it eventually.
It's pretty far from a plug though.

I hope they both survive all this...not sure I did.


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