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


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

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 you have
any favorites?


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 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!