Saturday, December 31, 2016

s-A(R)T-urday Art Linkup


Digging deep into my imagination, hoping to find happy moments, safe critters, honesty, equality ... a reality that supports and protects and open doors to all.  I would wish these could be found in our New Year, but I fear it will have to be in my imagination.  Wishing all of you the best  ... really :)


Caturday Art Blog Hop

 Playing at hunting


New Year's Eve and New Years Day are just another day to our furbabies ... but I know, if they knew, they would wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year :)

The mouse was a gift from our friend Edna ... Thank you, Enda :)

Friday, December 30, 2016

Paint Party Friday

Our future requires that we hunker, wait and pray ... then?


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday

A Crow's Christmas

Dashing Through The Snow

Family and Friends at the Yum Yum Tree

We wish them a Merry Christmas ...
And a Happy New Year :)


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Break Time

As happens every year at this time, I have more to do than time to do it in, so I will be taking a break of sorts until I have conquered all ... In case I don't make it back, I am wishing all of you a wonderful Christmas Season and Exciting New year (and for those who do not celebrate Christmas, I wish you all a joyous Holiday Season as well.)


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday


-14 Degrees, -30 Degrees Wind Chill ... Birds never cease to amaze me :)
-14 Degrees, -30 Degree Wind Chill  and they are still hanging tough :)  Birds never cease to amaze me ...


Friday, December 16, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday

Sandhill Crane Migration 
 On December 8th, hundreds of Sandhill Cranes passed over my house on their way south.  This is a success story as many crane species are facing extinction.  Though one might note the late date of this migration as the temperatures in the northern United States and Canada were unusually warm into early December.  This group is thought to be from Canada and other groups migrate further west through Nebraska.  The Sandhill Crane is facing competition for their  normal food sources from the snow geese who have also increased in numbers and migrate the same passages.  So though considered successful, they are not out of the woods .... 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday

Winter's Lake

The Lake is still busy at this time of year even though it has turned very cold ...
The geese stay in the water at night ... it is the safest place for them as it is impossible for their predators to reach them ...

 Canadian Geese ...

Only one pair of Mallards that I have seen ... they still come to my feeder every day.

But soon I hear a clamor and the geese take off as a group to find food ... usually in the corn fields in the area.

by nine there is nothing left but the occasional gull ... and the lazy swans (previous post)