Archive for the ‘nature’ Tag

My Friends: Thanks for loving me. You are missed.   9 comments


 

Dinahmite always out front and Tigerbuddy was her partner

Dinahmite, always out front and Tigerbuddy, her partner lurking.

 

 

 

In March 2013,  Dinahmite was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. We celebrated her 13th birthday in May.  July 11,2013 Dinahmite passed.

 

A young Dinahmite

Tiger holding down a chair

 

I will be forever grateful for our adventures shared.

 

My friend

My friend

 

In August of 2014, Tigerbuddy was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. The vet gave Tiger a medicine called Vetoryl 60mg. Give 2 capsules once a day. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:15AM when Tigerbuddy went to play with Dinahmite. Tiger had a horrible reaction to Vetoryl which in turn hastened his death.

 

To whom may read this: Cushing’s disease in dogs can be treated with proper guidance and your dog friend can live years more.

I have not been very active on my blog due to too much to list.

Love you both.

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

Mr. Meowgo vs. Lucky the chipmunk   5 comments


Our cat Mr. Meowgo is a hunter even as his food bowl sits full to the brim with tasty food.

He brings mice, voles, birds, lizards and sometimes cute little chipmunks to the front door for our approval.

 

A stone cold killer

A stone cold killer

 

I have tried unsuccessfully in the past to help the chipmunks escape his lethal grasp.

Today a chipmunk lives with minor injuries due to the quick action of my husband!

 

 

Lucky the chipmuck

 

The photo below shows the only injury to poor Lucky.

 

Lucky the chipmunk

 

 

Lucky the chipmunk making a run for it

I scoop Mr. Meowgo up and we go for a walk while Lucky makes plans for his retreat.

 

Bee feeding

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Delight with Eggs   17 comments


In the past few weeks the hens have provided us with over two dozen eggs and counting. I have made egg salad and even pickled some eggs.

 

I had to take a picture of our first two eggs!

 

Great chicken friends

  our first two eggs

 

Pullet eggs are great for pickling. I am going to try lots of recipes and create a few of my own.

 

My sweet feathered friends

The ladies and Big Bird watch me pull weeds from the garden for their midday salad. Big Bird demands attention with his loud crow along with the fifteen hens clucking at me.

 

Henny Penny enjoying a bit of scratch feed

 

 

The ladies are so very loving and loud when announcing the arrival of the newest egg addition. I know I am to blame for spoiling them but I care not. They feed us, amuse us, are great alarm systems, provide organic fertilizers, etc.

So for more entertaining photos…    Little B-Tips curious about the camera

 

 

Mr Meowgo likes the egg a little too much

 

Our trusted feline friend is not entirely pleased with our new feathered family. He is very curious and does watch over them.

 

 

Two hens in the box and one on her way in

 

Although there are eight different laying boxes, the hens only lay in the one box that I painted the word egg on…can they read? Or maybe it’s the classical music playing on NPR?  As you can see, two Rhode Island Reds are already in the laying box and a line is forming.

 

Room for three?

 

 

Henny Penny must be in dire straits to crowd with two other hens in the same laying nest.  Three hens sharing  I came back to find three eggs a little later in the day!

 

Love birds

 

 

Big Bird making some noise

Big Bird loves his special treats of sunflower seeds and cooked brown  rice.   Big Bird is the sweetest rooster  He loves to eat from my hand.

 

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragon Heat:Up In Smoke   18 comments


The weather is indecisive this time of year luckily we have cured oak for firewood.

Great flames with oak wood

As I watch the fire taking shape, a dragon appears in the fire’s silhouette.

Dragon Warmth on Fire

Fire Dragon Blaze Hair/Eye Glow

Tonight we have a blazing fire to help heat our living space.

Burnin' Hot Wooden Dragon

Fire Dragon Warms House

Enjoy your day!

Petal Power: Sweet Scent   13 comments


The smell of spring wafts in the wind.    Smell that Smell: Sweet

 

Here are a few of the aromatic blossoms in our gardens.    Popping Azaleas 

 

Gentle beauty

 

Red tulips

 

 

 

 

Yellow center Tulip in Red

 

 

 

Lingering tulip blossom

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

Sunbathing Lizard   Leave a comment


A sunny afternoon is the perfect time for this little lizard to catch some rays.

Sunshine Lizard

I spy a lizard!

Shy lizard

After only a few photographs, Mr. Lizard tires with all the attention. He retreats to his rock house.

Hidden Lizard

Enjoy your day!

Fire Speak: Cold at Bay   18 comments


Seems that winter and spring have argued over which is in control. Winter wins the weekend!

 

The fire dance

 

Who does not enjoy the warmth and glow that a fireplace provides?

 

Cedar fire hole

 

I favor the photos taken without my flash. I rely on the light cast from the fire itself.

 

Fire pic with flash on

 

 

 

Fire without flash=prettier

 

 

 

 

 

Horned Blazing Cedar Log

 

 

Keep the flame burning

 

 

Flames erupt into warmth

 

 

Streaks oh fire

 

Stay warm my friends.

 

Enjoy your day!

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