Wednesday, December 29, 2010

While the Cat's Asleep...



While Polly was almost asleep,
these cute little mice would play...


Polly is very calm and tolerant...
so the geese gave it a try!




Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Sun Returns...


Polly took advantage of the return of the sun
today with her companions!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Napping on a Snowy Day


There's nothing quite like a good nap
on a snowy day!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Birthday Greetings

Wishing my Dad a very Happy Birthday!
D & I send our love along with our furry family!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Early Morning Snow

Ellie May watched me early this morning as
I swept the freshly fallen snow from
the path to the studio.

It was a winter wonderland
til the sun appeared...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sweethearts

On a gray cold Sunday,
these darlings warm my heart!

Ellie May


Polly


Brody

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Unexpected!

While driving up to Portland yesterday
to stock up on staples at TJ's
with D we were traveling down the
highway when something caught my eye.

I saw a crow flying towards a bird
on the very top of a pine tree.
As we approached but unable to stop
I recognized the bird to be a hawk.
Our exit came up immediately so D quickly
found a place to park where we still had
a view of the highway through a chain link fence.

This is what I saw...
(notice the little tree in the middle, way
in the distance, it is on the other side of the
highway)




zooming in...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Winter Comfort

With this cold weather, our cats find
comfy spots...

snuggled up with pretend friends...



or napping on the couch near the heater...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Outstretched!


Brody this morning!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What's in the Sky

Yesterday afternoon, I noticed something
very large in the sky gliding over the
Kennebunk River in Kennebunkport.
It was too big for a gull and many other
birds and duck had flown by just before
its' arrival.


Upon closer inspection, we realized
it was an eagle!

Very exciting!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Birds on a Cold Afternoon


Yesterday afternoon while doing errands,
I spotted this gull nestled on top of a chimney.
What a smart thing to do on an especially
cold wintry day in Maine!



D spotted this hawk who landed on a telephone pole
and when I was about to take a photo the hawk flew
to the wire.




How magnificent he looked as the wind ruffled
his feathers!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Couch Makeover

The other night I found myself taking all of the
mismatched sheets that I've
used to cover our 30 year old couch off...
I felt the couch needed another makeover...
what to do....
I remembered I had some large brown sheets
and two of them managed to cover the couch
and with other things I've saved over the
years such as pillows, pillow shams and blankets our
shabby old couch now has a new look.
It's not at all fancy but it gives the room a
very cozy and comfy feeling!
Brody loves it and looks so handsome on it!




Sometimes the simplest things can bring much happiness.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Staying Put


How did she know...cats are so intuitive.
I really needed to finish a pet portrait soon
and it happens to be of a cat.
Ellie May sat on me this morning so I had no excuse to wander
away and get distracted with another project.

Somehow I managed to balance the drawing pad on
the arm of the chair while Ellie May sat on my lap.



I actually nearly finished it and I thank
Ellie May so much for her calm and steady presence
that helped to keep me focused!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Gift

Yesterday morning, Brody was delighted
to welcome a large box that was
delivered to our home.

It was a gift from my Dad...
to see what was in it just click here!

We're thrilled with it!

Thanks so much Dad!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Everyone's Napping Except...


Sweet little Ellie May snuggled in on this overcast
drizzly day...


Polly looked so comfy with the
napping raccoon and dove...



while Brody was ready for action...
in waiting
for me to make a move up the stairs.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Banana?


Brody isn't too fond of bananas!
When D let him sniff it, Brody
scrunched up his nose...in fact I
think he is afraid of them for shortly
thereafter he fled the couch!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

They're Back!

In my October 2nd post here the baby doves were
still in their nest in the trellis.

I think this may be them in our birdbath this morning!

Was so happy to see them...it was magical!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Box Seat


Brody adores this old narrow box...
in the evening when we watch a movie
he joins us in his box seat!
He gives a new meaning to having a
"box seat" at the theater!


As you can see, he barely fits, the back of the box
is flattened and he often falls asleep in it
and the whole thing tilts!
He makes us smile!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chicken

One of many chickens dancing in the autumn
leaves by the side of the road...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oyster Crackers For The Gulls!


Yesterday D and I took a little walk on the
beach and noticed 2 young gulls walking
together... they were poking in the sand looking
for food and ended up with
autumn leaves that had washed ashore!
Looks like they are still learning about what to eat!


They were and crying out!



Well, we happened to have some oyster crackers
in the car to give them but it also attracted all of
the other gulls in the area!



Before we knew it they were catching them in
mid-air!


What a sight and I'm so glad my camera was handy!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Potatoes Anyone?

We harvested the potatoes in our vegetable
garden on Thursday just in time for today is
a rainy day.
There was quite an abundance of potatoes
this year and Brody is looking at the excess
that I brought upstairs to dry out.
To see more just click here!

Could use some advice on how to store them
for the winter!

Would love some new potato recipes...do you have
any favorites?

Thanks!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our Furry Family This Week

Polly enjoying a nap...


Brody resembling a person sitting there...



Ellie May helping me with my pet portrait commissions
although sometimes she falls asleep on the job!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Chip and the Baby Dove

Yesterday when I looked up into the trellis that
housed the nest of the baby doves, it was empty.
I didn't see them leave and wondered where they
were and hoped they were safe.

While scanning the yard and gardens hoping for a
sign of them, I saw a little figure in the distance
on the lounge chair.

It turned out to be chippy!



Still looking....one of the doves came
into my vision....


I did see the other one a bit later and when I
checked later in the afternoon, they were gone.

Hoping for the best!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ellie May and the Baby Doves


Was a lovely day for Ellie May to spend the
afternoon on her porch at the studio...
Just opposite her in a nest at the top of the
arbor on the side of our house were 2 adorable
baby doves.
All day long I kept peeking in on them.


I've been worried about them for it is already
October and I am hoping the weather will
continue to be nice enough to give them the
time they need to grow and fly!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Brody


Brody has taken to either sitting on or leaning
into everything that I may set down on the couch
that belongs to me!