Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Wednesday's Walk

A shorter walk today...rain threatens.


Big Leaf Maple seeds (helicopters are what we called them when I was a kid, because they spin).

Osier Dogwood



Late autumn color

Hazel catkins


The Hawthorn continues to delight.

Cheery pre-Christmas color!

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Four Out of Six


Design - "Pumpkin Pie"
Chart - "Rest & Be Thankful" #285
Designer - The Cricket Collection
Fabric - 30 count Carol's Buttercrunch WDW linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 10 November 2011
Completed - 22 November 2011

Did you eat pumpkin pie on Thursday?

I saw four out of the six possible woodpeckers on the same day.

A female Downy

Female Hairy Woodpecker.

A female Flicker

And the two male Acorn Woodpeckers

The youngster

The adult male

One of the things I love about Acorn Woodpeckers, is their refusal to back down from Starling aggression.

Enough is enough!

(I did not see a Red-breasted Sapsucker or a Pileated Woodpeckers - numbers 5 and 6 referenced by my blog title.)

Monday, November 28, 2022

A Small Flock

Design - "Thanksgiving" (kit)
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric -32 count Summer Khaki Belfast linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 threads over 2 strands
Started - 20 November 2011
Completed - 22 November 2011

The Bushtits are once again showing up at the suet and seed feeders.

This was a small group of 5 or six birds

A female

Another female

Yet another female

And the final female!
Women rule!

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Getting in the Spirit

Hirons Drugstore is a wonderful local store.

Especially if you celebrate color!

Their many displays for Christmas each have a different theme.

This is a Jim Shore tree.
I might have purchased a couple of gnome ornaments.

Dean Crouser was on the University of Oregon wrestling team back in the day.
Now he has an extremely successful career as an artist.

Velvety neon colored ornaments.

Retro Christmas 

Owls, owls, and yet more owls


Trees in every rainbow color

My favorite part of the spectrum.
I hope you enjoyed visiting Hirons with me.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Saturday's Critters

Several different critters this week.

Every morning when I scatter black oil sunflower seeds on the ground, the chipmunks rush to greet me.

There were three the other day.

Plenty of food for all.

The cheek pouches are full. 

There was a gray squirrel too.

Even a bunny came by for brunch,

Bunny nose!

He ignored the quail and the quail ignored him.

The deer we're seeing have changed.
No Barry the Buck, Spike is now visiting. 

There's always two or three does.
Most appear interchangeable.

But this doe, with the white/red eye is distinctive.