Friday, January 16, 2015


Being "all girl" ,Mollie has been playing with her "Do".
Maybe an "up-sweep"...Pig tails ??
I need to find some ribbon.

 I don't think I knew that squirrels liked suet.

I'm glad he saved some for this Flicker.

My Lenten Rose looks like it may bloom soon.
I know  that they are early bloomers (March) 
but this is really early!! 
I wonder what the winter will do to it..
I think there is a Christmas Rose variety. This may be it?


Red Twig Dogwood provides some winter color..

Our recent "Wolf Moon"..
The Indians have names for all of the full moons.
Tribal folklore says 
that January's was called the "Wolf Moon" 
because there was usually
lots of snow and the hungry wolves would howl at the moon. 


Lynne said...

Very early for the Lenten Rose. Not a bunch of snow maybe? When our snow melts around here it is the first evidence of spring I see! (It will be weeks before melting!)
Great pictures Missy . . . tell Mollie I like her previous "do!"

Diane said...

Never heard of a Wolf Moon-- interesting! Don't know about your rose either-- gee, I don't know anything this morning! Dogs do look cute with ribbons; I wonder how long the stay in??

Junebug said...

Wow, a bloom in January! I'm thinking because our winter "so far" has been mild. Love the suet pictures. I bet they are fun to watch! Have a great weekend!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm surprised that a squirrel would eat suet too but hey, guess they can't afford to pass anything up that will help them get through the winter!

Susie said...

Missy, I love all your photos. Aren't those squirrels crazy...they will find every which way to get to a bird feeder. I love the red bark on the bush. Blessings for a great weekend. It's warming up, at least a little. xoxo,Susie

Tante Mali said...

Your pictures are outstanding! Wow. How did you get the squrirrel and the bird??? Stunning - and so very lovely. I like to watch my feeding place in the garden. Always bussy!
Have a wonderful time - and upcoming wedding?

eileeninmd said...

Hello Missy, lovely images. And Mollie is so cute. Adorable doggie.. Love the moon shot.. Have a happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Bethany Dr. has the fattest squirrels in PA! Ann

Hannah said...

I will have to go check my Hellebores. I have one Christmas one which is white like yours and the rest Lenten Hellebores. I read the warmer temperatures last year are making the plants bloom earlier.... Squirrels can be so naughty, they try to jump on my suet feeder too but can't really get much through the mesh so have tried to knock it down. My present barrier to their jumping on to it seems to be working, but this year I am putting black sunflower seed on the deck for them so they are happier and getting fatter.

suziqu's thread works said...

Never a dull moment at your place in the garden with squirrels, birds, cages and early flowerings and inside with Molly's upswept hair do.
What a cutie!
Thanks for the great comment!
Enjoy your upcoming week!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

i bet hearing wolves howling at the moon would be a beautiful sound. i have heard them on movies but never in real life. fun!! gorgeous moon shot. i wish i would have more luck taking the moon's picture. nothing so far. ( :

Karen L. Bates said...

I have both those plants and they do well here. My Lenten rose bloomed all winter even though it was often super cold.