Nov 25, 2011

2 Things Challenge: Card/Blue

CARD: A Halloween card from my best friend.

BLUE: Found this pic of a cute time traveller with his ship over at MARTY'S place.

Nov 13, 2011

2 Things Challenge: Wet/Hot

WET: Romeo and I stopped at the pond of an open space park in Thornton. Romeo wanted to go for a dip, but I thought there was too much algae for puppy swimming.

HOT: The paper weight Shaun brought me back from Phoenix reminds me of our visit there. Only the scorpions seemed unaffected by the intense desert heat.

Nov 12, 2011

A Leaf-footed bug?

Wonder who my visitor is. A Western Conifer Seed bug? It's a windy, hazy mid-November day. I put him/her outside in a flower pot, out of the wind.

Pond Pictures +

The Sunday after our wedding in Ohio, this past September. The weather was fine and after brunch, some of us wandered over to the old cow pond to enjoy the breeze and the peace of early fall.

The dogs came too, of course. Romeo's farm dog personality is very outgoing.

In mid-gallop, tail flying.

Podunk came too, although his age is catching up with him and he prefers a walking pace.

That guy I married, and his dog.

From left to right: Meredith (my brother's squeeze), my brother Jesse, my cousin Will and my cousin Greg, fishing.

Cousin Hannah, catching up with us.

After an afternoon in the breeze and sun, it was naptime. There was considerable getting up and moving around, snacking on leftovers, and more napping. Elfine takes advantage of Shaun snoozing to cuddle with him.

Play hard, sleep hard.

Maggie passes out while I'm rubbing her tummy.

Benny is so sleepy, he decides to try and take over the chair from my Aunt Sue but then decides her lap makes a great pillow.


"Nayum, num, num"

Nov 4, 2011

A Sparrowhawk!

I was in the right place at the right time to see a beautiful native bird stopping for a rest in a tree. I'm no expert and not sure, but I think this is an American Kestral, or Sparrowhawk. (Ironic that I'm rereading A Wizard of Earthsea...)

Nov 2, 2011

Home Soil

More images from Blackberry Farm, September 13th. I was so happy to be on the farm, I was snapping pictures before I'd even said hello to everyone!

The pine trees on the east side of the property.

The deck on the north side of the house.

Cheddar has caught a rodent.

The law of the jungle translates to the law of the farm....

...and Pigpen has no moral dilemma with relieving Cheddar of his afternoon snack.

Eddie comes to check things out...

...but then he becomes more interested in what I'm doing kneeling on the deck. "Megan, what are you doing here?"

Sam says, "Megan! I didn't know you were in town!"

Elsa: "Hi Megan! Are you going to sit down? Mind if I sit on your lap?"

Elfine: "Megan, is that you? Hello!"

I stood at the door of my mother's wool studio on the second story of the garage to take some farm shots. The north side of the barn.

Facing north; the back pasture and the chicken coop on the right.

The back yard, with the garden on the far side, herb garden in the middle.

Later that night, I sit on the deck...

...and watch a harvest moon rise. I used the flash with this shot. Isn't that color beautiful?

And this was without the flash.