Wednesday, January 20, 2021

This and That

Walking down to the Big Birdfeeder...   

...I noticed fresh wood chips on the ground.

Looking at the Douglas fir, this is what I found.

The shape of the holes, and the location low on the tree lead me to believe this to be the work of a Pileated Woodpecker.

The grass is greening up.

The mosses glow.

Lots of seeds remain on the Big Leaf Maple.

Here's a look.

Our Amaryllis is in full bloom.

Hazel brush is ready for spring.

The fog lifts and the sun shines...

...and a bright blue sky appears.
Can you see who is up in the top of the tree on the right?

A male Flicker that's who!
Hope you are able to enjoy this extra special day.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

More to Share Today

Design - "January Snows"
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 32 count Country French Cafe Mocha
Fibers - GAST & WDW
Started - 5 January 2011
Completed - 8 January 2011 

A cold morning Monday.  Who was out and about?

Oregon Dark Eye- Junco


Several Juncos



Black-capped Chickadee

Female Purple Finch

Finch and Downy Woodpecker

Pine Siskin and female Lesser Goldfinch

Male Lesser Goldfinch
What will tomorrow bring?

Monday, January 18, 2021

Short Report

Design - Snowman Ornament
Chart - "Let it Snow"
Designer - Val's Stitchin' Stuff
Fabric - 25 count Navy Lugana
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 22 November 2010
Completed - 22 November 2010

I am sorry to report that I do not have any new photos to share with you today. I hope to do better on Tuesday. 

 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunday's Hummers

Just a short series of a female Anna's Hummingbird to share with you this week. 





Saturday, January 16, 2021

Chippy Time

Mostly chipmunk photos to share this week.

 

I got excited thinking this might be a Douglas squirrel, but instead it is an invasive Eastern gray squirrel.

When one digs in flower pots to bury one's stash...

...one gets a dirty nose!

I have a 'treat' bird mix called Christmas blend that has almonds.
The almonds are a BIG hit.

Coming over...

Got one!

They nibble the 'skin' of the nut off first.

Yummy!

Further photos of Mr Dirty Nose.

It's so mild, the chipmunks are out and about most every day.

Friday, January 15, 2021

A Mish-Mash

 

Design - "January Snows"
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 32 count Country French Cafe Mocha
Fibers - GAST & WDW
Started - 5 January 2011
Completed - 8 January 2011

Most of the Pine Siskins have dispersed and I'm back to seeing Lesser Goldfinches and House Finches.

Lesser Goldfinches

Pine Siskins

Junco

California Scrub Jay

Bushtit

Bushtit