Friday, January 25, 2008

The month of new birds

This little bird dropped in for a visit today. It may have been here for a while because I kept seeing a bird like this but could never get close enough to see what it was. Today however because its pouring rain it happened to be sitting next to the garage door. I gave it some seeds and it seems happy to hang around for now. I think it is from the Chukar family. Anyhow it was a lot of fun to have another new bird visit us.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Tenant

Last year my brother mounted this old wood duck house that he made on a pine tree in the yard for me. It was suppose to be for my squirrel residents, but today when I spotted a creature looking from the inside out, I had to grab my camera and go take a closer look.
Sure enough it was not a squirrel. Its some type of owl. I am guessing a barn owl. He/she is quite shy and did not want to pose for the camera. I will hopefully get another picture on a different day. For now this is as good as I could do.(-:

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Happy New Year?

Well it has not started to well. First thing was my daughters wedding. A surprise to us which she sprang on us on Christmas Day. She wanted a New Years Day wedding! Her and her bf had been engaged for a year. I guess they were tired of waiting. Yikes is all I can say about that. Then yesterday, part of the shingles on the roof blew off in a major storm with 80+ mile an hour winds and rain. Water came in and we had a big mess to clean up. We got someone to come and put plastic over the roof until it can be repaired. I won't mention my garden art right now. Another yikes. Then today my DH lost control in the snow and went over an embankment and into a run off creek, front end first in his explorer. Lucky thing it got hung up on some debris so he didn't go all the way in. Not sure if this is the way things are going to go this year or maybe all the bad things are getting done with right off the bat. Either way its a tad much for this old lady...(-: