Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Wednesday's Walk

It's hot, it's sunny.

Off we go! 


Cow's Parsnip


Vine Maple

I think this might be Adelpha californica.


Bumble bee on Teasel 



Where are the Cedar Waxwings? They usually devour Cascara fruit.

Ocean Spray

A relief - cool, green bracken fern!
Stay cool - stay healthy.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

A Quail Family!

Design - "August"
Chart - "Summer and Winter"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 28 count Lambswool linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 21 August 2010
Completed - 30 August 2010 

Good news!

I've twice seen a small California Quail family.

There are around six youngsters.

Here are two of them.

And there's a Papa Bird watching over everyone.

I hope he remains successful in raising his brood.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Last Flicker Family Photos

Design - "August"
Chart - "123 August"
Designer - Curtis Boehringer
Fabric -32 count Antique White Jobelan
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 11 August 2015
Completed - 12 August 2016

I'm sharing the last two series of Flicker Family photos for this year. 

This is a father / daughter series.

Oh, but was she ever noisy and demanding@

Poor old Dad!

This was usual - a daughter and son and father.
The sibling fought ferociously with one another. 

Dad did his best... feed both birds.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Sunday's Hummers

All females / immature birds this week.
Don't know where the adult male Anna's has disappeared to.




Anna's with buzzy wings!


Anna's enjoying Salvia La Trinidad

I hope you too are enjoying your weekend.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Saturday's Critters

What's going on?

The brush rabbits are making an appearance once again.

Not many...

Not often, bit nice to see them.

My doe with twins has changed to a doe with a single fawn.

The fawn has a mass on its neck. It is fibromatosis,
common in young white-tailed deer in Oregon.

According to the ODFW "Typically, deer are exposed to the virus at a young age and develop fibromas. If they are exposed again as an adult, they are less likely to get the disease a second time due to acquired immunity to the disease.  Fibromas are not a significant cause of deer deaths."

Barry is here daily.

His antlers are changing from velvet and hardening off.
The process is bloody and messy.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Look Who's Here!

Design - "August"
Chart - "A Prairie Year"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count Lambswool linen
Fibers -DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads - watermelon seeds 1 strand smyrna crosses
Started - 15 August 2016
Completed - 19 August 2016 

Look who's here!

It's a flycatcher...

It's a Willow Flycatcher.

They are SO hard to ID if they chose not to 'speak'. 

I had two of my co-workers weigh in and they were in agreement.

So Willow Flycatcher it is.

I was thrilled to see in lurking in the brush Wednesday morning.

I got some nice looks at it.

It had a small feather or thistle seed or something.

I hope I have the opportunity to see it again and again throughout the rest of the month and into September before in leaves for the winter.