Saturday, July 31, 2021

Funny Friday

This bobcat provided our breakfast entertainment Friday morning. 


It strolled over.

Looked back.

And discovered the rain-bird sprinkler.

Crept up and WACKED it!

Thought about it.

Came s l o w l y creeping back.

And wacked at it again...

...and again!

Decided it was satisfactorily cowed and/or dead.

And cautiously left the seen of the sprinkler murder!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Little Stitch Little Birds

Design - "Grand Old Flag"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 16 count Lambswool Aida
Fibers - WDW
Started - Spring 2010
Completed - 2 July 2010
Stitched by - Barbara (my Mom) 

I dail have a small mixed flock of Lesser and American Goldfinches.

And several Black-capped Chickadees.

They rate very high on the Cute Scale.

They talk and chatter and flit and feed.

A group of 4-6 is pretty normal now.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Eagles and Flickers

Design - "Eagle on an Egg" (kit)
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 28 count Flax linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 12 July 2015
Completed - 18 July 2015

So that's the eagle and here are the flickers.

On the left is the fledgling on the right is Dad.

Lots of begging and talking involved.

And supervising.
That finally paid off with FOOD!

So back to squawking.

And eating.

And supervising!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Wednesday's Walk Around and About

Another lovely day. 

This was taken a week or so ago - Red Elderberry


Cat's Paw Clover

A wild pea of some sort

Queen Anne's Lace

Now the elderberry is setting seeds

The flowerbeds are still exhuberant.


Agastache with pollinator 

David Austin Roses


Tangled vine of Morning Glory

Hope you have a pleasant day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Sunday's Gift a Tuesday Post

Design - "13 Stars"
Designer - Subrosa
Fabric - 28 count Lakeside Basketweave linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 1 July 2017
Completed - 15 July 2017

Sunday blessed me with a special gift.

High up near the top of a Douglas Fir tree I heard, then saw a female Bullock's Oriole.  It then flew off and I thought that was as close as it would get.

Or not!

A few minutes later it returned to the backyard for some much lower and closer looks. 

A striking bird - notice the tail as well as head and breast.

I could not ask for more.

Except its 2nd perch allowed me to see more of the bird. 

Again lots of nice poses.

I like the tilted head.

Orioles make usual and distinctive sounds. Click on this link then listen to the California Calls from May 1988 to hear what I did.

It would not seem like summer if I did not see a Bullock's Oriole.

Thank you bird!