Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Here is one of the local birds watching me while he (or she) eats some of the seed i put out in the new feeder. I like how it has one of the seeds in it's beak. I'm so bad at telling what kind of birds i have, i should really get a bird handbook as i love watching them and would like to know what to call them.

In other news, i have what i think is the flu. I'm not sure how i got it, but i was talking to a friend online who lives in Los Angeles, and she had it, now i have it. I'm kidding, i know i can't catch it online, but the timing was funny. Hopefully everyone out there doesn't it too bad or gets over it fast.

Monday, October 22, 2007


I got a newer bird feeder, and hopefully they won't destroy this one, but it looks like the squirrels have gotten creative and figured out how to get food out of it. The bigger blue jays also have a little trick that amused me, they will hop up and since they don't really fit, they will run their beaks along the gap that food comes out of scattering the seed to the deck below, where they eat it. I knew animals were more creative than we give them credit for, but it's really amusing to watch anyway.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

carved pumpkin

This is the pumpkin carved, sitting on the stove. It's now out on the front step, but without a candle in it. You can see how it looks like a normal pumpkin inside, but a whiteish green on the outside. Carving it really brought back memories, with the sights and smells, but it was a litte difficult with how small it was.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

pumpkin update

Here is the latest picture of the pumpkin, taken yesterday. It's hard to show its size, but it's not very big, about two handfuls. I'm thinking of carving it, but want to be sure before making that step, i will photograph that too.

Still missing Clover, and i'm going to miss photographing him, but i'm doing better.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Rest in peace Clover

Rest in peace Clover

I don't know what was wrong with him, he as acting fine until yesterday, when he stopped eating and was acting funny. I wasn't too worried as he has a vet visit tuesday. I just found him motionless, cold and lifeless. I'm a wreck. I'm going to go to the vet as soon as they open, and see what Dr. Anna thinks is the most respectful way to lay him to rest, i've never really wanted to think about it. I hope he was happy here, he made my life worth living. I may not post for a while, this is a huge loss to me. Now the words i always dread saying.

My heart is with the thousand for my friend has stopped running.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


This is a picture of the squirrels that were eating the trail mix. You can kind of see the other one on the edge of the photo. They fight a little, not sure if it's territorial or just over the tasty food.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Blue Jay

This is one of the couple of blue jays that i see out my kitchen, and they were really enjoying the trail mix that got spilled on the deck. Some squirrels were also going through the things that were there, but mostly eating the nuts, although the dried fruits were getting taken too. It was hard to get pictures of the blue jays, they would see me going for the camera and fly away, but i did get a couple, and they are very pretty birds.
Little did i know, but blue jays are related to the crow. I found this out as i have a hard time remembering if that is a blue jay or blue bird. Not sure why i have such a hard time with that, but oh well, you learn something new every day.