Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wednesday's Walk

It's an especially lovely day today. 

The sun is shining...

...the sky is blue and plants are blooming!

Pussy Willow

Turkey Tails

Oaks Galls

Thalictrum - Meadow Rue


Trillium amongst invasive ivy.

About to bloom

In bloom

Osier Dogwood

Cow's Parsnip


The natural world is really greening up!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Spring Flowers Spring Bird


Design - "Sweet Violets"
Designer - Cedar Hill
Fabric - 28 count R & R Irish Cream linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 20 April 2008
Completed - 31 May 2008

I changed the DMC colors for the violets as I thought the original choices were too blue and I wanted true lavender shades.

While we have Robins all year, in many parts of the US, their return is a sign of spring.

There were several stomping around the front yard this morning.

And doesn't the grass look green, green, green?

My father thinks it's too long and will probably mow today.

Are you having nice spring weather today?

Monday, March 29, 2021

He's Back!

Design - "Luck to You"
Chart - "Spring Things"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Light Mocha Cashel linen
Fibers - WDW & GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 20 March 2016
Completed - 21 March 2016

Lots of Downy Woodpecker action.  

A female in the backyard.

A male in the front.

And spring marches on. I heard Violet-green Swallows late Friday evening and spied 6-8 birds flying high in the sky.  Saturday morning they were back 0 flying low around the house.  That same morning I thought I caught a glimpse of a small copper-colored fellow.

When I came home Saturday afternoon, my sighting was confirmed! 

He's back!

The male Rufous Hummingbird. 
The females should be arriving shortly.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

February Trail Camera Phots - The Backyard

I'm late presenting these. 

March trail camera photos from the backyard. The dates are correct, the time stamps are not. 


Western Gray Squirrel. 

My favorite photo.
Two skunks - one with tail upright confronting a pair of glowing eyes! 


And again.

An opossum 

Just walking along doing his thing.

Only photo of a raccoon

A doe

Barry when he still had his antlers/

Two deer

Two fawns

All the bobcat sightings were in the night.


Saturday, March 27, 2021

February Trail Camera Photos - Dorothy's Creek

 Nothing much happened down by Dorothy's Creek in February.

A couple of raccoon one evening.

one-antler Barry the Buck

A couple of does

Barry again

Prowling bobcat

At night

This was probably the same event as the first two photos.

Hoping for more variety in March.