Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No Tuesday Blog

Monday was a stressful and busy day.
See you tomorrow!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Resting Up

I've heard there is a holiday coming up where there is LOTS of food to eat.  I'm resting up so I'll be ready.

Sunday, November 21, 2010



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Under Foot

When Pawpa works in his office, I like to sit next to the chair to protect him from that wicked woman who lives with us.  Oh look!  Here she comes with that flashy box.  


Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanks Pawpa

I love my wacky woofers.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Don't stand ..

Don't stand so ..
Don't stand so close to me 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Aw C'mon .. please?

You know I was just kidding, right?
You don't really have a big beak.
I know it's just a seed.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Plethora

That's what we got here ..
A plethora of acorns, leaves, and pine cones.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bereft. Bewildered.

Pawpa is outside raking the leaves.
I can hear him.
What I can't figure out is why he didn't take me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Should I start to worry now ..

Or wait til later?
Mom said we might have snow showers tomorrow!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

How about this way?

Does THIS make my butt look fat?

The butt belongs to a Carolina Wren who was singing away in the front yard.
For those who have asked, I use a Panasonic DMC-FZ28 point & shoot camera.

When I bought my camera in June 2009, I wanted it to have a good "zoom", be relatively lightweight, and be easy to use.  I'd finished chemo 7 months earlier and was still afflicted with something called "chemo fog".  My once good memory was .. um .. just a distant memory.  I really wanted a Nikon D90, a digital SLR with a telephoto lens but I needed a camera that I could actually remember how to turn on.  Along with memory issues, I had a "frozen" shoulder and couldn't carry around a camera plus additional lenses.  I chatted with someone who'd just purchased this camera and was satisfied with it so I bought it.  (Thank you BirdingRVer for answering my questions.)   For the most part, I like my camera.  I'd still like a camera with a telephoto lens (and the brains to use it correctly) but I'm happy with my choice.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Go Ahead and Go!

I don't care!
More for me ..

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I Spy: Reveal

Good Going Madi's Mom!
  1. Chickadee
  2. Female Cardinal
  3. Male Cardinal
  4. Woodpecker
  5. Male Cardinal
  6. Finch
  7. Finch
  8. Titmouse
  9. Mourning Dove

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I Spy ...

How many do YOU spy?
(Answer:  Tomorrow)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


This is Roman on the couch with his hooman.  They live at Mom's friend's house.  Obviously, he is a member of Jack's SAYDWP Club.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Today a Jay

Blue, that is!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

You looking at ME?

So what if it's on the ground?

5 second rule!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sloppy Eater

If I HAD a napkin, I'd use it!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010


.. the leaves were bigger or I was a better photographer or if I had a better camera, you'd see the falling leaves.  The wind came up.  The leaves were falling from the trees.  They were blowing all over the yard. They looked like multicolored snowflakes .. but .. my picture does not accurately reflect how it looked.  (All of the little "dots" in front of the pines trees are the falling leaves.)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Moon

(It's very dark on Huckleberry Hill at night)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Don't you just hate it ....

... when you've spent hours at the supermarket getting everything you need and THEN you find out you've forgotten THIS and you have to go back the very NEXT day in the pouring rain?


Thursday, October 21, 2010

In the News .. Who Knew?

This island can be seen from the steel bridge shown in the October 15th blog.  The bridge is due to be restored at a cost of $6,683,232.00 if voters give their approval on November 2. 

(There was a nice video on the news tonight which showed the bridge and the gorgeous colors of the leaves.  I was going to provide a link but I have been unable to find it on their website.)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Did someone say "steak"?


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


When Pawpa goes on his "rounds" to the post office, junk shop, dump, and antique co-ops, I get stuck at home guarding Mom.  If she is sitting in her chair reading, I like to sit here .. in the doorway .. so I can watch the front door and be ready to greet Pawpa when he returns.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Sweater Tree

Pawpa had wanted to cut down this holly tree in the front of the house but decided not to do it because the other holly trees looked like "female" trees and in order to get holly berries, one tree must be male.

Today Mom was glad he didn't cut it down because she AFTER she got her sweaters back from the cleaners, she had to air them out.  She has fragrance allergies and could not wear her sweaters because "they stunk" bad.  Either someone handling them wore way too much cologne or they added some new kind of fragrance to the cleaning process.  In any event, they spent the day hanging from the holly tree.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Muted Shades

Before Saturday's winds


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Axe Factory Building

These are a few of the building in the Collinsville Axe Factory complex.  The trestle bridge that you see in the middle is part of the Rails to Trails system.  It connects  parts of the trail that are located on opposite ends of the property.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Town Bridge

One lane steel bridge spanning the Farmington River in Collinsville

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Frame Up

On the way to the trail

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My new friend

This is Star.  She came to visit me on Saturday and I likes her a LOT.  I liked her so much she had to go sit in the car for a while.  (I tried to stay close to my love but those feets was in the way.)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Things that go bump in the night

.. like the birdhouse when the bear comes to visit!

Bottoms Up! 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The ol’ swimmin’ hole

A yellow rope hangs from a large maple tree by the river.  I'll bet it's a lot fun swinging on the rope and dropping into the river on a really hot summer day.  No one was using it yesterday.

swimming hole

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Booth at Antiques on the Farmington.

OK! Yes! I'll admit it.  I will come clean.
The outfit fascinated me.
Black knit dress.  White fur collar.  
Cute black heels with bows.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Part of the canal system at the Collins Company (axe factory).

Although the axe factory has been closed for many years,there are several small businesses that are operating in the old buildings on the property.  The canals are no longer used for hydropower purposes.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

What Moth?

Why do you think I can see a moth when I can't see something as big as you?
Um .. maybe that came out wrong?


Wednesday, October 6, 2010