Monday, February 13, 2012

Feeding the Chickadees

This park is near to us and a very popular activity any time of the year.  There is a hiking trail and if you bring birdseed, stand still and wait  you then will be treated to a visit from a Chickadee, Titmouse or a nuthatch.  The later 2 are not as common but they do get over their shyness and visit. I was lucky to catch the last one in flight. This is unique to this park but I wonder what other people are able to feed or watch up close where they live. We are spoiled to live so close.  I like the feeling of the little feet as they grip onto your hand.  My daughter likes the sound the wings make as they fly in to land. Sometimes they fight in order to get on your hand next. Squirrels both Red and Gray were all around our feet while we were feeding them. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Lenten Rose

Well all of these are quite early.  It has  been a crazy winter so far, little snow and temps in the 40's.
This weekend finally cold, snowy and Boy Scouts are in tents.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine Signs

Little things here and there are showing us that it will soon be Valentines Day!  My kids are all beyond exchanging valentines but we are doing ti at work so I am making Valentines this weekend!  Making some sweet treats as well.  How about you?  My Amaryllis in the first picture has perfect timing this year!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

On and Off the Needles

There is always something on the needles- and never enough that gets off the needles.  The middle photo is a completed neck cowl from some nice yarn I bought in Bath Maine this summer. The piece I am knitting and in the bottom photo is another Neck Cowl.  These short term and 1-2 skein projects fit my allotted project time  right now.  The finished one I have worn and it is perfect for our kinda cold and definitely wet winter.   What projects are you working on?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February is:
Chocolate, LOVE, Red, Pink, lace, hearts,candleight, Tea,candy, snow,sledding, chocolate, Black History Month, Lent, Purple,Sweets, MardiGras, King Cake,Birthdays, Presidents, Snowmoon, Leap Year, Owl Walks,Halfway thru Winter, whats not to love?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ednas New Toy

Getting a new toy is always an exciting event both for Edna and for us to watch her explore it and begin to love it.  This was no exception. Lots of tail wagging and biting it.  All those legs, attenae and face to bite. It is a toy her size!!