Sunday, April 6, 2014

I Meant Well

  I was cleaning the fridge and found some leftover Queen Ann's Lace jelly. It seemed like the liquid was separating from the pectin part, so I decided to toss it. I did try it and it seemed fine--this one I'd added lemon juice to, so it tasted more lemony than QA'ish. I threw it out by the animal camera. You think they liked it?
  Doesn't the first one look too young to be approaching a year old? But there are no spots, and it seems too early in the year to have one that's outgrown the spots.






Thursday, April 3, 2014

The End Is Near

He's going to miss eating the snow, so...
Someone brings special snow-balls inside for him to snack on after his afternoon walk
  The end of winter. Snow's nearly gone, the squirrels/chipmunks are out, and I saw 2 woodchucks a few days ago. The most telling sign, though, is the robin that rams the window every morning, probably the same one as last year. The cat spends all day stalking anything that moves, even the deer that have begun crossing the yard again. There's still a huge pile of snow covering the side flowerbed, but maybe we'll see crocus and tulips poking up soon. It's about time. I think we're going to drive to Ithaca or Stoneybrook soon to see how big the falls are there now.
Meanwhile, back in Texas...
It is a big deal-- April 1, the first day since before Christmas that I wore shoes other than snowboots in the  yard
It's melting!
Looks like she put herself in time out(for scratching the doorframe) but it's really because she saw a chipmunk run under the deck
Mesmerized with watching water drain down a small hole( man, not dog)
Just because she's so pretty
Look at the snow in the previous post from 4 days ago, what an amazing difference.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

More Animal Cam


March--In Like a Lion, Out Like a Tiger

 We've had a couple days of thawing temps, but yesterday was miserable. Severe winds and rain all day.  Last night the rain turned to snow. The cat hates wind as much as the dog, so she stayed hidden most of the day. This morning when I took  Rusty out, PuppyC came running full speed around the corner for us, apparently starving.
   The  large ditch is still half frozen, so all the melting snow is flowing across the driveway.There's a drainage pipe under the sidewalk that's working, but it can't seem to keep up right now. It doesn't bother me much, because the sound of gurgling water is so pleasant this time of year.
This morning. Happy to see fresh, clean snow to eat, it was getting a bit scarce.
Driveway
Where's my breakfast, lady!
How sad.  She must have been pacing around an empty bowl, hungry, while I lazed in bed.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Animal Cam-Deer

I moved the camera down the driveway a bit, to the spot where there's a small watering hole that's thawing. So far this week we've seen a fox, Puppycat, a turkey, and these deer.  I'm hoping a mama bear will bring her babies by here soon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Short Week

 It passed too quickly.
Bloomed on the first day of Spring. One of the few plants to survive indoors this winter.
Backyard of Death By Ice--haven't walked out here in months.  Look at the bare patches!
Enchilada Elation