Friday, May 31, 2024

Big Trouble

Design - "Spring Two"
Designer -Ewe & Eye & Friends
Fabric - 32 count Yellow linen
Fiber - Anchor floss
Started - 15 March 2008
Completed - 19 March 2008 

Small bear



This young bear has started coming by the backyard multiple times during daylight hours.

This was Thursday morning at 8am.

I'd not yet put out the bird feeders.

He did slurp up some bits that had fallen from the hot pepper feeders along the deer fence.

Yes, he found it very hot. He kept sticking out his tongue and munch LOTS of grass in attempt to overcome the capsaicin. I'm going to leave the feeders down for several days and see what happens.

Thursday, May 30, 2024


Design - "Cedar Waxwing"
Chart - "Birdsong I"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count Lambswool linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 19 September 2017
Completed - 21 September 2017 

I continue to hear Cedar Waxwings, but have not seen any close in yet.


California Scrub Jay

Song Sparrow

Yes, it is singing!

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Wednesday's Walk

It's a fine day for a walk.

I waited too long to take photos of the Chokecherry.

It's past its prime.

The Ninebark though looks great.


Nootka Roses are in bloom.

So is the Cow's Parsley.

More roses

Cottonwood seedpods.  

Our native Columbine

Iris tenax

Rose in bloom and rosebuds.
Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

It's Still May

Design - "May"
Chart - "Spring and Fall"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count natural linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 26 May 2014
Completed - 22 August 2014 

It is still May.

Turkey Vulture flying overhead.

A female Purple Finch

And a very busy Robin.

Look at all the insects he's grabbed.

Somebody going to have a good lunch.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Memorial Day

We remember


Sunday, May 26, 2024

Sunday's Hummers

Weirdly just one bird this week.


This guy.

Male Anna's Hummingbird

Light is everything!

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Saturday's Critters

Here we go!

Omnipresent Western Gray Squirrels

On a stump

On the patio


And a sizeable Brush Rabbit

Nose twitching


A doe chewing her cud

Barry doing the same

And a second doe - guess they're all having a second breakfast!