Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Little Mama aka Sweet Pea

 Just 12 seconds of entertainment...you may not find it funny.  It may be one of those things you had to be there to appreciate.

We were heading out this morn, only to find a ruckus in the neighborhood.  Three squirrels were chasing each other...I first thought it was the babies.  And I still think one of them might have been one of Sweet Pea's.  But they were out in the street going in big circles.  When I saw the grown one I thought it was her, and say Hey! ....and I have no idea what I call her but I use this baby talk voice.  I have no idea why I revert to that.  

I thought it was coming but I thought it looked a bit big for her.  about that time it took off and then I thought I saw her zooming by.  I yelled again, and waited...in just a second here she came running about as fast as she could run.  I usually carry some walnuts/pecans in a plastic bag in my pocket.  Roger was already out and headed down the steps.  He just sat down on the edge of the porch and I sat at the picnic table and she was up beside me in a split second.  She was eating in my lap.  When I am about out of nuts, I always empty the last few onto the bench.  

She was gobbling them down....and the one squirrel came back to the edge of our yard and she kept eating but kept barking at him while she was eating.   She stopped before she was done and took off after it/him.  I could not get to see good but I am pretty sure it was a him.  I am assuming courtship, though at first I wondered was she trying to keep him away from her young ones...they are getting up in size now.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Just a bit of this and that...

First a photo looking out under the wisteria!  It is loaded down with blooms this year.  And below is a close up of one of the blooms...it was windy the day I took it.  And I did take this with the phone and was so surprised that it is a half decent shot.  Usually photos with things moving with wind do not turn out good.  Specially on my phone.


Can anyone guess what I have been doing?  Or rather did one day last week?  I am not proud of myself...I should have did this long ago.  I worked on clearing out Roger's closet.  Since his stroke there were so many things he did not wear any more, a lot of things that did not fit.  Some things he just did not like.  I did keep a lot of it, but packed it away.  Just in case. How many times do we keep stuff just in case but never need it.  But I have two huge bags of stuff to take to Good Will, too.

 Anyway, he still has what he wears all the time, and there are plenty of those things.  Picture ease and comfort.

A couple quick videos....they both make me laugh.

Now the one below is a bit longer, but I laughed and laughed.  Just watch how part of the time when they jump off something they give that extra little kick in the air.  Just the joy of being alive!  

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A finish of a different sort

Remember, you can right click and click on the photo to view in a new tab or window and get a bigger version to see. As you can see the wolf is made of a gazillion different photos.

 I have told the story before of this puzzle...well, actually this is not the one given to me.  My friends husband sent the original and on a note in it, he said to work it or burn it...he did not care which.  Which tells you it was hard.  He always had a puzzle out on their pool table for his spare moments.  

Anyway, I had the original out several years ago, and the door to the bedroom got left open and the cats got on it, chewed up some pieces.  I have no idea why.  But they were beyond use, and knocked pieces everywhere.  Some fell behind the piece of furniture and I just could not move it at the time.  So I put it away and don't know what I eventually did with it.

Needless to say, I ended up getting on Amazon later, and ordering a new one.  And it has sat for years waiting for me to have the time to work it.  And a way to work it without the cats interfering.  I knew if it took my friend's husband a while to work it, it would take me a good while.

I am usually a pretty quick puzzle worker...but I have had this out since I think in February...the last half.  But there were a few weeks when I barely touched it, as in maybe one 20-30 minute session.  And I still had to keep it covered so I could not just pass by and search for a piece.   I did get serious about getting it finished after I finished Lorelei's turtle and spend a good part of my spare time this past 10 days working on it.

I don't know why, but I can do just fine working the lighter parts of the puzzle...but I know it took me at least twice as long to work the dark portions.  But it is done at last.  And I feel like a bird that has just been set free.

Sunday, May 8, 2022


I cannot remember when I first actually started this.  I know it was in February when I got the request to make our granddaughter a 'turtle.'  It had to sit and simmer in my mind...and then I had to sketch it out and decide how to make it.  Lorelei is happy with it.  I have mixed feelings about it...I think that is why it took me so long to finish it.

Edited to add:  This is not full sized quilt.  I did not think to tell but it is a wall hanging.  I am not even sure of the size...around 16 inches wide and maybe 18 inches up long.

We had a lot of rain/overcast days this past week.  The coming week is supposed to be sunny and bright every day, with temps near 90°F some days.  I look forward to the warm days and sitting on the porch to read a few minutes sometimes.

I saw that my hibisus are both coming up.  I am very relieved.  My red one is much farther along than the pink one.  I really was afraid the pink one was not going to pop up.   I need to pull more weeds, and need to get some tomato plants to go in my pots.  I look forward to have a fresh, home-grown tomato to eat one more time.  


I have to include a pic of Delta and Copper...they are taking care of Lorelei when she is spending time with her Aunt.  

I tried to leave a youtube short, but I cannot find a way to link to only mine.  And depending on when I click on the link they provide there are things I just don't like to see at all.  It is a video of the squirrel coming to me.  If I figure it out, I will post it later.

Monday, May 2, 2022

a pink world

I wish there was a way to share the feeling of standing under the dogwood tree.  It is almost as if you are living in another world.

For some reason I have not taken near the number of photos this year.  so I thought I best take a few more before they begin lose their petals.


And even with this iris....I took a photo of it over a week ago but forgot to post it.  So I took another one today.  I don't remember how I came to have this color.  I may have got a mixed bag of bulbs. 

The sun was bright and shining today...I did a bit of weeding, and tying up of the iris blooms.  Before I started to work,  I sat on the porch a minute, and tried to call the Little Mama but no luck.  Did not see her anywhere.  When I got done, I sat a minute to cool down, looked across the streed and there she came.  So I got to visit with her a little bit but I did not take any new pics..  I should have though.  I had a bright coral teashirt on and could see it reflected in her eyes.

I hope that all of you have a good week ahead.