Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Enchantress

This is the sixth and final book in this series by Michael Scott.
I loved every one of the earlier books and can't wait to find out what happens in the end.
Most of what I read lately is on Kindle for IPad but I still love my hardcover books and purchaed this one to complete the collection.
I'm saving it for a rainy day.

I have found that cats do not discriminate between an e-reader and a hard cover book. She scratches the corners with her chin and tries to help me read the same no matter the medium.

Friday, June 29, 2012


Looks like we are finally going to get some rain!!



Ammendment to Post
Big hairy mean clouds!! This is all they produced!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cross eyed kitty

I struggle with the feline mind.
The places where they think they are invisable?? Hmmm...

I also struggle with the fact that I take fuzzy pictures.
No one to blame but myself. In my haste and carelessness I shake the camera.
Guess I'll give that old tripod a try.

Saturday, June 23, 2012



You never know where a road may lead.

To an old barn

A sea of grass

A mean old dog

A Pelicans nest

But alas, No Turtles

Monday, June 18, 2012

Strawberry Short Cake

I'm off this week. Very hot but goin' a wanderin'

I have the best of both worlds here
To the south and east, affluent burbs with gourmet shopping.
To the west fresh eggs and a dairy farm.
North is nothing but farms and lakes.
And... the Wisconsin border.  The world changes when you cross that line.
I'm off!

Sunday, June 17, 2012


It is over 90 degrees and we have had no measurable rain for weeks but before I start to complain I thought I would bring out a few of these puppies from the archives.
Be careful what you wish for!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Two fishermen

This picture is from last summer.

I love this picture because it tells a story. The tale of two fishermen.
One on the wing the other on an old tree stump.
The twisted old pier probably has its own story to tell.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Okay... I got my new zoom lens, not top of the line but a step or two above entry level.

I now have a new appreciation of the folks I connect with on here that take bird pictures. You will not see my first attempts. Even with an image stabilizer I did not do well.

I can remember my elementary school teacher saying Focus Focus Focus!!!!

Sooooo all you get is a few flowers!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Good Day

Woke with the sunshine

Finished a long put off window shade embellishment
with help from a friend.

Enjoyed the fruit of my labor

Reading a great book!

Friday, June 8, 2012

An Owl

I have no idea what kind of owl this is but this bird was BIG. The pictures do not tell the story, it was too far away. I don't have a zoom lens yet and the macro lens was the best I could do to get close. Not close enough. Plus it was almost dark out.
I saw this critter land in the tree, its wing span was huge!! I am not kidding I bet this bird had to be over two and a half feet tall. I'm trying to be conservative.
Anyway, I am wondering if the prey is good because the hawk is gone??
The last time I saw an owl out here it was a tiny one.

I sure hope this one comes back!! Where is my bird book??

Okay... I found something in the book that looks like this
Great Horned Owl. In a blurry pic I can see the horns.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thrift Shop Bargain

Some whimsical decor outside one of my favorite shops.

Found this pretty hand painted dish. Reminds me of my Grandma.
This will go in my curio cabinet next to her two remaining crystal goblets.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Sometimes I just have to scratch my head.

BTW... I think the cat is mad at me.


Mom left me alone all day so she could go to the farms and lakes for a ride while all along she could be petting me instead!

She didn't come home with any good pictures either, too much haze in the air and failure to use filter.
I had to look out the window and wait.

Happy to have her near me now. Bye...

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Wish I was on vacation this week. Perfect weather ahead!!

Got out in the sun today and planted another pot.

Cleaned up the patio, pulled some monster weeds. Yuck!

Taking a break now then off shopping.