Saturday, September 30, 2023

Saturday's Critters

Here we go! 

Chipmunk Cutie 

Tail up!

Oliver the Orphan

As you can see, his two spikes are different lengths.


Fawn #1
No spots and much bigger than...

Fawn #2 with spots and an injured back right leg.
The fawn is keeping weight off it whenever possible.

And Barry the Buck aka
The Green Deer!

See the moss entangled in his antlers?!

Friday, September 29, 2023

A Towhee Lesson


Design - "Little Butterfly"
Designer - The Knotted Tree
Fabric - 32 count raw linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 28 March 2009
Completed - 29 Mach 2009

Some seasonal changes are noticeable.

The American Goldfinches have lost their breeding colors.

They are much duller looking.

And look who has returned!

The Golden-crowned Sparrows are back.

I heard one singing...

Then saw a couple of them.
No big numbers yet, but that will happen as October progresses.

And now for a Spotted Towhee Lesson.
I just learned to tell males and females apart.
The bird on the left is a male, the one on the right is a female.  

Here she is - her "black" head is much lighter colored than a male.

And here's another male for comparison.

His head is black, black, black.
And there you go!
Now you know.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Birds in Trees


Design - "Little Purple Beetle"
Designer - The Knotted Tree
Fabric - 32 count raw linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 10 September 2005
Completed - 10 September 2005

Today's theme: Birds in Trees

Band-tailed Pigeons

Yes, there are still LOTS of Band-tailed Pigeons around.

American Robin

Black-capped Chickadee

Steller's Jay

Anna's Hummingbird

White-breasted Nuthatch

Something for everyone!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Wednesday's Walk

Beginning on Sunday, we've received some much needed rain.

This morning, we had a partial rainbow.

Can you see it?

Raindrops on the Douglas fir.

The Ash is turning color.


Big Leaf Maple

Pine and Big Left Maple.

Hope you are able to get outside any enjoy the autumn color.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

A Couple of Woodpeckers


Design - "Dragonfly" (kit)
Designer - Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric - 32 Count Patina linen
Fiber - Sampler Threads - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 15 April 2010
Completed - 19 April 2010

I saw a Red-breasted Sapsucker, but was not able to get a photo. 

I did manage a couple clicks of this male Hairy Woodpecker.

Yes, you!

But more exciting still...

I hear a Pileated Woodpecker"talking" most mornings and evenings.
This day I got to see it! 

And it came in even closer! 

Such a thrill!

This is a male. I've seen two birds flying overhead, so I'm pretty sure there's a pair in the area.

Monday, September 25, 2023


Design - "Little Gold Bumble Bee"
Designer - The Knotted Tree
Fabric - 32 count raw linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 7 September 2005
Completed - 10 September 2005

A celebration of the Little Guys!

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Chestnut-backed Chickadee & Red-breasted Nuthatch

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 


Grabbed a bit of peanut

Black-capped Chickadee