Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Where's Brody

I'm always looking for Brody in the house...

I must have walked by him many times
before realizing he was nearby!

A favorite place has become the bottom cat cube
that is stored out back...

How he loves to sit in boxes but this one was just
too small but he seems to have claimed it anyways
and looks satisfied with just a paw upon it!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Time for Brody

It was time for Brody to relax this afternoon
on an autumn day that felt more like summer!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

They've Left the Nest

The Mourning Dove babies have
left their nest in the arbor...

We hope they will stay safe!

They are so beautiful!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


This morning while walking through our town
I happened to glance up at the sky and see
an eagle!
Was so excited!

It was being chased out of the area at first by seagulls
and then
by a crow!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I happened to step out into the garden yesterday
afternoon and spotted the hummingbird leaning into
the honeysuckle vine.
I haven't seen her in many days and
thought perhaps the hummingbirds flew south already.
Was so happy to see her!

While quietly observing her through my camera
lens, I heard a strange kind of tapping sound
I investigated and paused near a platform holding
flower pots. Suddenly this appeared through the
drainage hole in an upsidedown very heavy terra cotta
flower pot.

Chippy could only get so far up
and slipped back down.
Just didn't have the leverage to
pull himself up through the hole
and I don't think he could squeeze
through going out... must have been
easier to go in!

I slid the very hard to move pot over to the edge
of the table so there was an opening at the
bottom and zoom...the chipmunk was out of
there in a flash!

So glad I happened to be outside to hear the
trapped chipmunk!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Connoissieur of Vegetables

This morning Brody was captivated
by Johnny's Selected Seeds Catalog.

He may be able to help with the ordering
for next years seeds.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


The sunset streaked the shore with pale pink and blue
as the wonderful little sandpipers danced along the
edge of the ocean.

Time for Work

My loyal assistant, Ellie May, is
ready for work.
We have some commissions to
finish and some to begin!


I just can't help it,
I seem to find myself
photographing Brody
whenever I see him!

You've heard of the "muffin man"
well, here's the "onion man"!

onions are toxic to cats and dogs
so never allow them to eat any form of onions...
fortunately Brody ignores them!)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Good Evening

Good evening from Brody!

What a Face

Good morning from Brody!

Friday, September 2, 2011


Every time I see the hummingbird in our yard
I can feel a sense of magic in the air...