Monday, December 13, 2010

Playin' Possum ?

I glanced out my living room window and was startled to see what looked like a large rat eating the seed under our bird feeder.

Thankfully (?) it was just a baby possum.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tufted Titmouse

While snapping pictures of Chickadees at my feeder I got a nice surprise when this Tufted Titmouse showed up and gave me a quick glance before flying off.      

This Chickadee seems unfazed by me.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tulip in bloom

The early spring brings many joys and delights the eye.

Friday, March 26, 2010

My favorite USTREAM sites

Go here to see Frankie and her kittens.

Try this site to see a barn owl and her hatchlings.

Growing chicks can be seen here.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Here are two lovely, wooden bottles of Myrtlewood perfume that were owned by my Great Grandmother Delia and passed down to me by my Grandmother Goldie.

They came from the House of Myrtlewood in Oregon a woodworking business started in 1929 by William Beaumont. It's now known as the Oregon Connection and still in business.

Myrtlewood is a broad leaf evergreen native to Oregon and Northwestern California.

If you left click on the link above (highlighted in orange) and go to their website you can purchase a modern day version filled with myrtle perfume for $13.25.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Will look cute and pitiful for food."

This cutie had just slid off the top of our squirrel proof feeder right into a snowbank before attempting this last ditch plea for sustenance. Nicely played, the squirrel feeder was promptly filled. Photo enhanced by picnik.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Suet Success!

I've never made suet before but came across some recipes and thought I'd try it. For a couple weeks not a single bird touched it but last weekend I saw a chickadee nibbling at it and today a female Downy woodpecker.

Making sure it's safe.

Going for it.

Being cautious.